Mission Bite #66: The Simplicity of Beloved Community

"Our college students come from many places, some from islands far away. Most are children of farmers and the first generation to attend university. The students' families and sometimes their communities have pooled their resources to send this student away for their education.

Most of these students and their families have little to no capacity to travel home or to visit in times of distress. Thus, our church and our ministry becomes their Beloved Community, a family for these students when their families are far away.

Beloved Community means spending the night in the hospital with a student. Beloved Community means opening your home and caring for a sick student. Beloved Community can simply mean buying a pair of crutches."

- Brooke and Mike, CBF field personnel in Southeast Asia