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  • Platt to resign as IMB president

    February 12 2018 by BR Staff | with 0 comments
    Platt to resign as IMB president

    David Platt announced today that he plans to resign from his position as president of the International Mission Board (IMB) and asked trustees to begin searching for his successor, according to a press release at IMB.org. Platt said he is “burdened to continue preaching and leading in the local church.

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  • Lottie Moon offering 4.1% above last year’s pace

    January 18 2018 by Julie McGowan, IMB | with 0 comments
    Lottie Moon offering 4.1% above last year’s pace

    Southern Baptists’ support of international missions through the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering is 4.1 percent ahead of the same time frame as last year, according to a report by Rodney Freeman, International Mission Board treasurer and vice president of support services.

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  • CP speeds Central Asian outreach for Movement Church

    January 2 2018 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    CP speeds Central Asian outreach for Movement Church

    A young Richmond, Va.-area church saw the effectiveness of the Cooperative Program this summer while helping a Central Asian village build water wells. “The work is thrilling,” said Cliff Jordan, a church planter and pastor of the eight-year-old Movement Church, where about 250 people attend Sunday morning worship.

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  • Remembering the martyrs at Jibla Baptist Hospital

    December 20 2017 by Michael Logan, IMB | with 0 comments
    Remembering the martyrs at Jibla Baptist Hospital

    It’s been 15 years since I walked the grounds of Jibla Baptist Hospital in Yemen, where a lone gunman murdered three International Mission Board medical missionaries in December 2002. Southern Baptists had invested their lives in this medical center for more than 35 years as they cared for thousands of people in this nation.

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  • Hearts drawn to gospel: Missionaries see God at work

    It was as vivid a dream as it could possibly be, and she didn’t know where it came from. Dilara* hadn’t been asking anyone questions about Jesus or researching Christianity. But in her dream, Jesus picked the woman up from her bed and started walking her through the streets of her town. ...

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  • Family finds calling in ‘young people’s haven’

    Shane Mikeska’s missions calling and plane ticket didn’t land him in London – a tropical illness did. “It definitely wasn’t part of our plan,” he said. “My wife, Lindsay and I started out in Southeast Asia on an agricultural farm. We loved the people, and we loved the language. But I got sick.”

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  • Greg Wood, IMB missionary to Mexico, dies at 48

    December 13 2017 by Julie McGowan, IMB | with 0 comments
    Greg Wood, IMB missionary to Mexico, dies at 48

    Missionary Greg Wood, who spent 11 years sharing the gospel in an indigenous village with his family in Mexico, died Dec. 5, from aggressive brain cancer. He was 48. “Greg was unwavering in His love for the Lord, his family and for the unreached people of northern Mexico,” said colleague Charles Clark.

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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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