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Together for Hope

Together for Hope (TFH), Cooperative Baptist Fellowship's (CBF) rural poverty initiative, works with local communities in the 20 poorest counties in the U.S. to help bring about long-term transformation initiated and implemented by local resources with help from state and national resources. TFH supports grassroots leadership development and the empowerment of full communities in their identification of their priorities and resources to accomplish those priorities.


TFH of Arkansas is a two county initiative that helps Phillips and Lee counties in the Delta area of Arkansas.

TFH of Arkansas facilitates work in Phillips and Lee counties in the Delta area of Arkansas that touches ministry areas of education (literacy, tutoring, creativity and computer labs), health, community development, sports and leadership development, as well as economic development. The ministry is based at the Helena Community Center where Stories on Wheels, a toy and book lending library is hosted as well as sports ministries, after school tutor programs, nutritional programs, health programs and a community laundry program. 

Come be a part of CBF's Rural Poverty Initiative as we reach out to this community. Teams, families and individuals are encouraged to come each summer, to be a part of the swimming instruction team, or to participate in the ACC (All Church Challenge) that will include a kids camp, building renovations, and a community garden.

Contact: Ben Newell, 870-995-3518, Office location: 622 Pecan St., Helena, AR 72342, bn@worldmail.org.

For more information, contact Linda Jones, Ljones@cbfnc.org or (888) 822-1944.


TFH of Kentucky   Sports and Music camps, home building and repair, social ministry -  Information for Churches


Other Together For Hope sites:

For more information on these additional sites and other TFH ministries, visit the CBF National website.


For more detailed information, visit these links:

Together for Hope AR Objectives

Together for Hope AR Brochure


Pool House Opens - Arkansas
In a ribbon cutting ceremony the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship presented a new swimming pool house to the city of Helena-West Helena on June 22. Ben Newell, CBF/Together for Hope missionary to the Delta explained to Mayor James Valley that the gift was a result of a year of volunteer efforts by many CBF supporters and several monetary gifts from CBF churches and individuals.
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