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  • An exodus from Venezuela & new ministry in Chile

    Insecure and unstable describe life in Venezuela. The country is running out of food. It has recorded more murders – 28,000 in 2017 – than countries at war. Venezuela’s population of 30 million people is decreasing, with more than 4 million emigrations in the past 10 years. 

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  • 2017-18 Lottie Moon offering nears $159 million

    October 8 2018 by Julie McGowan, IMB | with 0 comments
    2017-18 Lottie Moon offering nears $159 million

    In the 100th anniversary since Southern Baptists named their global mission offering in honor of esteemed missionary Lottie Moon, churches gave $158.9 million to sustain their international missionaries worldwide – the second-highest Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions ever received. 

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  • Deaf men stir IMB worker’s heart for their souls

    The imam placed his copy of the Quran carefully on the table and called the men at the memorial service to attention. He opened the book, lifted his hands toward heaven and began to chant in honor of the man who had died. The Deaf men in the room copied the stance but remained silent …

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  • African nation’s Baptists stirred to advance gospel

    In the country that birthed voodoo, Baptists in Benin are working to pray for and support the spread of the gospel in the Sub-Saharan country. It’s a story IMB missionary Barbara Singerman can’t share without tearing up. “They are investing in missions,” she said. “They are expressing a love and appreciation and oneness – participation in the work.

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  • Lottie Moon gifts $5M ahead of last year

    June 11 2018 by Julie McGowan, International Mission Board | with 0 comments
    Lottie Moon gifts $5M ahead of last year

    Southern Baptists’ contributions to support international missions through the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering are 3.75 percent ahead of the May 2017 offering totals, according to a report by Rodney Freeman, IMB treasurer and vice president of support services. At the end of May, IMB had received $142,683,654 so far for the 2017-2018 campaign, which began …

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  • Top North Carolina Baptist stories of 2017

    December 27 2017 by Biblical Recorder and BSC Staff | with 0 comments
    Top North Carolina Baptist stories of 2017

    Biblical Recorder and convention communications staff have collected briefs of the most significant stories of 2017 related to the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, including a “Resolution Denouncing Racism” adopted at the annual meeting and the celebration of a record year in missions giving.

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  • Platt: How giving in your church resounds God’s glory

    December 1 2016 by David Platt, SBC Life | with 0 comments
    Platt: How giving in your church resounds God’s glory

    If you are reading this article, you are likely a part of one of more than 46,000 churches the International Mission Board partners with to spread the gospel around the world. God’s Word shows us why giving together like that makes sense – and how giving in your church is resounding around the world.

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  • Our Lottie Moon story

    March 24 2016 by BR staff | with 0 comments
    Our Lottie Moon story

    The Biblical Recorder is sharing some of the stories about the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering from churches across the state. The money raised goes to support the International Mission Board and its missionaries around the globe. This list represents the five churches that have members on the IMB Board of Trustees.

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  • Our Lottie Moon story

    February 9 2016 by BR staff | with 1 comments
    Our Lottie Moon story

    The Biblical Recorder is sharing some of the stories about the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering from churches across the state. The money raised goes to support the International Mission Board and its missionaries around the globe. See what four N.C. churches have to say.

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  • IMB notes ways to support returning missionaries

    December 2 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    IMB notes ways to support returning missionaries

    With the International Mission Board expecting at least 600 missionaries to leave their positions in the coming months, the board has published a list of ways individuals and churches can support field personnel returning to the U.S. According to a Q&A posted on the IMB website and updated Nov. 18, at least 600 ...

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  • Grateful couple in Nepal aid global missions

    When Nepali believers Amit and Kiran Thapa* saw that Christian workers were willing to invest their lives in helping to disciple and equip them as well as their church and other believers, they wanted to express their gratitude. The Thapas made a financial donation in honor of those missionaries to International Mission Board.

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  • Old Town stokes fires of faith in Southeast Asia

    November 2 2015 by Paige Turner, IMB | with 0 comments
    Old Town stokes fires of faith in Southeast Asia

    Southern Baptist missionaries are able to serve in Southeast Asia through the International Mission Board because local churches give through the Cooperative Program and Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions. The IMB is calling churches to marking Nov. 29-Dec. 6 as a week of prayer for international missions.

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  • Lottie Moon mission gifts top $153 million

    June 9 2015 by Erich Bridges, IMB Connecting | with 0 comments
    Lottie Moon mission gifts top $153 million

    International Mission Board and Woman’s Missionary Union leaders expressed gratitude to Southern Baptists for the generous support churches gave to the 2014 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions. The 2014 Lottie Moon offering totaled $153,002,394.13 – the second-highest total in the 126-year history of the offering.

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  • Missions ‘just got personal’ for pastor Tony Mathews

    November 20 2014 by Kate Gregory, IMB/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Missions ‘just got personal’ for pastor Tony Mathews

    When pastor Tony Mathews returned from Africa, he made it his mission to enlist other African-American pastors in missions trips, knowing from personal experience how enriching a pastor's personal involvement in international missions could be to a local church.

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  • Missionaries sacrifice to give to annual offering

    November 18 2014 by Tess Rivers, International Mission Board, | with 0 comments
    Missionaries sacrifice to give to annual offering

    More than a quarter of a million dollars – $277,217.92 – was collected at a summer gathering of 240 International Mission Board (IMB) families serving among American people groups around the world. Of the total, $125,000 came from outside donations while $152,217.92 came from IMB missionaries.

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