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  • Bangkok Baptists embrace international cooperation, ministry

    December 11 2017 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Bangkok Baptists embrace international cooperation, ministry

    Southern Baptists know how to send missionaries to other nations, but some are learning how to send messengers from other nations. Two representatives from Calvary Baptist Church in Bangkok, Thailand, travelled to the Hawaii Pacific Baptist Convention’s annual meeting, where the assembly voted to adopt the congregation as an affiliated church and seat their delegates.

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  • Hope for the forgotten refugee

    December 8 2017 by IMB staff | with 0 comments
    Hope for the forgotten refugee

    Six years ago, one of Seth Peyton’s* good friends paid a high price to escape the violence and famine of his home country. Like hundreds of other North African refugees, he gave his savings to a smuggler who packed him into a standing-room-only truck for a long trip across the desert followed by a dangerous boat ride.

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  • Gospel vision anchors Mexico City team

    December 7 2017 by IMB staff | with 0 comments
    Gospel vision anchors Mexico City team

    From Todd Beel’s house in Mexico City, he can spot planes coming in every five minutes or so. “Each time, that’s another couple hundred people coming in from Europe, multiple cities across Europe, cities across South America, many cities in the United States and Canada,” he points out. ...

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  • Prayers back home boost new Japan church

    December 6 2017 by IMB staff | with 0 comments
    Prayers back home boost new Japan church

    From the minute Tara Jones walked through the door of her new pediatrician’s office, she knew something was going on that was bigger than the fact she had a sick child. Tara and her husband had been praying for God to start a fire in the hearts of the people of Japan, where the couple serves as missionaries.

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  • Ministry among Muslims in Moscow

    December 5 2017 by IMB staff | with 0 comments
    Ministry among Muslims in Moscow

    Argun* is tough. He and his friend Carlos*, a businessman who moved to Russia to share Christ with Muslims, spend many nights at a martial arts club in Moscow. And when they do, Argun doesn’t lose very often. When he first met Carlos, Argun was very closed to the gospel, even hostile. ...

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  • Mountaineering family weathers Nepal challenge

    December 5 2017 by IMB staff | with 0 comments
    Mountaineering family weathers Nepal challenge

    Radford Bagby* has long heard mountaineering referred to as a “selfish” sport – it can be risky and expensive, and climbers tend to like to keep to themselves. But Radford found the more he got into it, the more God put a passion for other people on his heart.

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  • Zimbabwe trip seeks to foster racial reconciliation

    November 2 2017 by Myriah Snyder, Western Recorder | with 0 comments
    Zimbabwe trip seeks to foster racial reconciliation

    A group of Kentucky Baptists embarked on a mission trip to Zimbabwe with a twofold focus on biblical training for national pastors and lay leaders, while also exploring and modeling racial reconciliation. Reflecting back on the experience, some of those on the racially-diverse mission team shared how the trip brought healing and strengthened relationships.

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  • Migration a ‘divine opportunity,’ conference speakers say

    November 1 2017 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor & Lauren Pratt, SEBTS | with 0 comments
    Migration a ‘divine opportunity,’ conference speakers say

    This year’s Reaching the Nations conference brought together more than 500 people in person and via live stream to learn and grow in how to reach refugees and immigrants in North America. More than 280 people attended the sessions in person with another 231 viewing online toward helping churches engage foreign-born people in North America.

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  • Teen’s witness continues with memorial gift to IMB

    October 27 2017 by Margaret Colson, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Teen’s witness continues with memorial gift to IMB

    The Christian witness that Sarah Harmening shared in her short 17 years of life on this earth will continue to reverberate for eternity through a generous memorial gift presented by her family to the IMB.

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  • IMB hosts emeriti celebration at Ridgecrest

    September 18 2017 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor | with 0 comments
    IMB hosts emeriti celebration at Ridgecrest

    People in ministry often joke about retirement because serving God remains a lifetime commitment. For 31 new emeriti missionaries from the International Mission Board, God plans to continue to use them, if they are willing. “You, like Paul, found many ways to stay in place,” said Drew Carson* to the emeritus missionaries.

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  • Platt urges new missionaries to look to Jesus

    September 18 2017 by Dianna L. Cagle,BR Production Editor | with 0 comments
    Platt urges new missionaries to look to Jesus

    “He’s called your name,” David Platt told 51 new missionary appointees. “You are His.” The appointees, along with friends and family and about 950 emeritus missionaries were part of a Sending Celebration at Ridgecrest Conference Center in Black Mountain, N.C. Platt, the International Mission Board’s president, shared from Hebrews 11-12.

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  • IMB celebrates missionaries, approves balanced budget

    September 15 2017 by Julie McGowan, IMB | with 0 comments
    IMB celebrates missionaries, approves balanced budget

    International Mission Board trustees gathered to celebrate more than 25,000 years of service by emeritus missionaries while approving the appointment of 51 new personnel to take the gospel to unreached people and places. The fall meeting also included orientation for 11 new trustees; approval of a balanced budget for 2017-18; and concerted prayer.

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  • Redefine your life, Send Conference’s 4,000 exhorted

    July 31 2017 by Josie Bingham, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Redefine your life, Send Conference’s 4,000 exhorted

    “Is anybody hungry for a fresh move of God?” Las Vegas pastor Vance Pitman asked the crowd of 4,000-plus during the first of four main gatherings at the Send Conference in Orlando, Fla. “Our prayer is that God would move fresh in your heart,” said Pitman.

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  • Church planter urges prayer for Russia

    July 11 2017 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Church planter urges prayer for Russia

    “There are a good number of Russians whose religion is their country,” said Adam Knight, a church planter with the International Mission Board. That nationalistic devotion led to the persecution of many Christians during Russia’s communist era, he added. It had a chilling effect on evangelism that still lingers in the church.

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  • UNC student uses ‘wish’ for eternal impact

    July 10 2017 by Liz Tablazon, BR Staff Writer | with 0 comments
    UNC student uses ‘wish’ for eternal impact

    Madeline Ray and her family were supposed to take a trip to Australia in 2011. That’s when the Make-A-Wish Foundation initially granted her wish, more than three years after Ray first suffered a hemorrhagic stroke in the fifth grade. Another stroke just months before the vacation postponed it for the next year. ...

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