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  • 3rd Virgin Islands crusade to continue imparting hope

    January 24 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    3rd Virgin Islands crusade to continue imparting hope

    Devastation and suffering among Hurricane Irma and Maria survivors in the U.S. Virgin Islands were palpable to Florida Baptist Jeffery Singletary, who led a mission trip to the islands months before the storms. His heart’s response was a series of “Feeding the Five Thousand” crusades that reaped 620 decisions for Christ, Singletary said.

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  • Home by home, Burmese hear church’s gospel appeal

    January 19 2018 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Home by home, Burmese hear church’s gospel appeal

    Thirty people made professions of faith in Jesus during Agape Myanmar Mission’s home visits for its third annual Christmas outreach. “And a lot of Burmese people hear the Good News for the first time,” pastor Silas Lian said. “Please keep praying for us ... as we ... disciple our new believers.”

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  • Church’s firewood ministry helps families stay warm

    January 12 2018 by Scott Barkley, The Christian Index | with 0 comments
    Church’s firewood ministry helps families stay warm

    In the mountains of north Georgia, volunteers at Antioch Baptist Church work year-round on a unique ministry – providing firewood to those in need. During the recent cold snap when temperatures dropped to near zero some days, it’s been more important than ever.

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  • Coats open doors for Jesus in New York

    January 9 2018 by Mike Creswell, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Coats open doors for Jesus in New York

    At a storefront church in the Woodside, Queens, area of New York City, the Hispanic girl did not say a word. But she beamed a bright “thank you” smile as Megan Knight wrapped a bright new scarf around her. That smile was likely one of the best souvenirs Megan took back to Dublin, N.C., from the Big Apple.

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  • Youth leader, NOBTS student, dies on mission trip

    January 5 2018 by Brian Blackwell, Baptist Message | with 0 comments
    Youth leader, NOBTS student, dies on mission trip

    Even as family and friends mourn the loss of a loved one, they are celebrating the Christ-honoring legacy left behind by Emily Martin, an interim youth leader who died Jan. 1 while serving on her third mission trip to Kenya. Martin passed away following complications from a blood clot that developed inside her lungs.

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  • Students’ GenSend experience energizes church’s giving

    January 2 2018 by Alexandra Toy, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Students’ GenSend experience energizes church’s giving

    In the summer of 2016, college students from Temple Baptist Church in Ruston, La., traveled to Chicago and Calgary to learn to live on mission. That experience not only changed the lives of the students, it also impacted the church.

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  • Partnering churches embolden Boston-area planter

    December 20 2017 by Brandon Elrod, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Partnering churches embolden Boston-area planter

    “Where would Paul go today?” Chris Causey, pastor of Boston-area church plant Encounter Church, asked himself this as he read the accounts of Paul’s missionary journeys in the book of Acts. What started off as a reflection during his personal study would become the Holy Spirit drawing him in a new direction.

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  • Seminary’s impact strengthens family’s call to serve

    December 18 2017 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS | with 0 comments
    Seminary’s impact strengthens family’s call to serve

    As Lesley Hildreth walked across the stage with her daughter, Rachel Hildreth Breniser, at Binkley Chapel on Dec. 8 to receive their degrees, the moment represented not only personal accomplishments but also Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary’s influence on the Hildreth family.

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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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  • ‘52 Sundays’ promotes prayer for missionaries

    December 12 2017 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    ‘52 Sundays’ promotes prayer for missionaries

    In his well-known books on prayer, American author E.M. Bounds wrote, “The success of all real missionary effort is dependent on prayer.” Thanks to a free resource called “52 Sundays,” churches have a tool to assist them in praying for missionary endeavors all around the world.

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  • Church imparts a heart for missions to its young

    December 8 2017 by Grace Thornton, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Church imparts a heart for missions to its young

    After Myra Middlebrook’s mother died in 2010, she found some money her mom had tucked away – and she knew exactly what it was. “I knew it was her Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for that year,” Middlebrook said. “She put money away all year for missions. She always had.”

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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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