Our Missions Partners
CBFVA has formalized mission partnerships with three CBF field personnel who have ties to Virginia: Sue and Greg Smith in Northern Virginia; Josh and Jessica Hearne in Danville, Virginia; and Jenny Jenkins in Haiti.
As part of these partnership agreements, CBFVA provides annually $1,500 to help fund mission projects for each unit. We also budget $1,500 to help churches travel to Haiti and connect more closely with Jenny’s ministry.
In return, these personnel supply CBFVA with stories and resources that help churches in Virginia grow in missional faithfulness in our own state and around the world.
Sue and Greg Smith
Sue and Greg Smith are CBF field personnel who coordinate the work of LUCHA Ministries in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Their passion is serving the Latino immigrant community in Virginia and beyond—helping people achieve personal and family wholeness, sustainability, and dignity. As members of CBF’s Internationals Team, Greg and Sue promote ministries among Spanish-speaking, first-generation immigrants living in the United States. Through LUCHA Ministries, the Smiths coordinate programs and services designed to uphold immigrant rights, serve as information brokers, equip area Latino and non-Latino leaders with key cross-cultural skills, and address spiritual and social needs of the immigrant community. For more information about LUCHA Ministries and for stories about the Smiths’ work, visit LUCHA’s website at www.luchastories.org.
Josh and Jessica Hearne
Josh and Jessica Hearne are CBF field personnel serving in Danville, Virginia. Through Grace and Main Fellowship’s intentional Christian community, a ministry of hospitality and service with and among people who are experiencing homelessness, hunger, poverty, and addiction is possible. The community is committed to values of simplicity, sustainability, shared resources and life, and peacemaking. Josh and Jessica believe relationships lay the foundation of God’s work in the world, so they focus on building and strengthening relationships through community meals, inviting people into their home. They encourage partnerships between churches and local groups in order to combine resources and better meet the needs of brothers and sisters in the community, working side by side on the Urban Farm so folks learn how to provide fresh food for themselves and their neighbors through renewable agricultural practices. For more information about Grace and Main and for stories about their work, click here: www.graceandmain.org.
Jenny Jenkins is a CBF field personnel serving through medical and relational ministries in Grand Goâve, Haiti, a rural community approximately 60 miles southwest of Haiti’s capital. Jenny began working on relief efforts in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Many of the 125,000 people of Grand Goâve are farmers, tradesmen, small business owners, and educators. Ninety percent of the population lives in the mountains and countryside with limited access to medical care and other services including electricity. Jenny partners with local churches and individuals, and her work centers on developing relationships in the community through medical clinics, educational initiatives, and outreach to widows. Jenny creates sustainable ministries to meet the needs of the most marginalized and forgotten of her community. To learn more about Jenny’s ministries follow her on Facebook at Jenny’s Haiti Days.