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  • Southern Baptist churches send 31 new missionaries

    June 16 2017 by Julie McGowan, IMB | with 0 comments
    Southern Baptist churches send 31 new missionaries

    As a young girl, as Ashley Sparkman listened to stories of missionaries serving around the world, she told God she would “go” to take the gospel to people who had never heard it. In college, as she studied physical therapy, she began to ask God to expand her horizons to go on mission. ...

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  • Glimmers of gospel hope for South Asia's 1.6 billion

    May 9 2017 by Polly Maclean, IMB | with 0 comments
    Glimmers of gospel hope for South Asia's 1.6 billion

    Mosques and temples clamor daily for the souls of 1.6 billion people in Nepal, Bhutan, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, the Maldives and Sri Lanka – the countries of South Asia that make up the world's greatest concentration of people with no access to the gospel.

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  • WMU-NC reaches out ‘By Any Means’

    April 18 2017 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor | with 0 comments
    WMU-NC reaches out ‘By Any Means’

    Being raised in the church, Ruth Ripken decided at age 8 that she would be a missionary when she grew up. At age 12, she presented a term paper about going to Africa and began writing an annual letter to the International Mission Board about her desire and availability to go.

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  • 6 Stones leads churches in transforming communities

    April 13 2017 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    6 Stones leads churches in transforming communities

    John Meador experienced “a grief, a heartbreak ... soul-searching, a time of prayer and fasting” when he learned about a woman who had no one to help her after an apartment fire. The church Meador leads, First Baptist in Euless, Texas, was emerging from millions of dollars in debt and was focused on missions ventures worldwide.

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  • Southeastern offers minority mission trip assistance

    April 5 2017 by Harper McKay, SEBTS | with 0 comments
    Southeastern offers minority mission trip assistance

    Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and The College at Southeastern launched a Kingdom Diversity Missions Initiative to encourage minorities to become more involved in Great Commission work around the world. The new program offers minority students financial assistance for Southeastern mission trips along with help in preparing to go.

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  • Church planter excited for N.C. Baptists to ‘Embrace Boston’

    April 4 2017 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Church planter excited for N.C. Baptists to ‘Embrace Boston’

    As a church planter, Dane Helsing says he is thankful for the short-term missions teams that partner and serve alongside him in the Greater Boston area. But Helsing and his congregation aren’t the only ones who benefit. “Obviously, the church benefits, but members of the mission team benefit, as well,” says Helsing.

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  • ‘Walking Lottie Moon’ legacy spurs continued giving

    March 30 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Walking Lottie Moon’ legacy spurs continued giving

    Pastor Alan Chan remembers the late Cherry Chang for her love of missions. “She said until I give my last breath, I will give it to missions, to do missions.” Mandarin Baptist Church of Los Angeles, where Chan is pastor of church ministry coordination, today remembers Chang years after her death as the “walking Lottie Moon.”

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  • Cameron McGill: small churches can do ‘great things’

    March 21 2017 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments
    Cameron McGill: small churches can do ‘great things’

    Serving as the pastor of a small town Baptist church provides Cameron McGill with both the perspective and the vision for encouraging other small churches across the state. In his new role as president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, McGill said he wants to “help small churches in small places realize they can accomplish big things.”

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  • ‘Bubbling’ strategy sees five Christians grow to 10,000

    March 16 2017 by Katherine Chute, Gateway Seminary | with 0 comments
    ‘Bubbling’ strategy sees five Christians grow to 10,000

    Dan serves in an area of Southeast Asia where “nobody had been and nobody wanted to go.” “During appointment week, I learned I was not allowed to go to that location,” he said. He eventually was told he could go there if he wanted, but there would be no help.

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  • ‘JESUS’ film, at 1,500 languages, reaches millions

    March 15 2017 by Grace Thornton, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘JESUS’ film, at 1,500 languages, reaches millions

    For one morning a week for quite some time, both women had been nothing but consistent. Riah* had been faithfully working to help keep up the home of Yvonne Cantwell*, a missionary in Southeast Asia. And Cantwell had been faithfully sharing the gospel and Bible stories with her as they built a relationship. ...

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  • ‘Breakfast Club’ delivering blessings every Sunday

    March 15 2017 by Linda Morgan, The Baptist Messenger | with 0 comments
    ‘Breakfast Club’ delivering blessings every Sunday

    The griddle begins to sizzle, coffee is brewing and gravy is being stirred. Several members of Red Oak First Baptist Church’s Breakfast Club gather in the church’s kitchen every Sunday morning to prepare breakfast for homebound citizens. The “early morning crew” works to prepare sausage, eggs, pancakes, biscuits and gravy for senior citizens in Red Oak, Okla.

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  • Prayer strategy augments church’s missions focus

    February 10 2017 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Prayer strategy augments church’s missions focus

    Pastor Joel Newton anticipates Woodland Baptist Church will grow closer to God with the congregation’s new emphasis on prayer, adding to commitments to missions giving and going. The church embarked on its new “Choose 2 Prayer Partner Project.” “Everything begins with prayer,” Newton told Baptist Press. “Prayer was a priority for the New Testament church.”

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  • Couple with ‘no training’ reaches international students

    January 25 2017 by Lisa Falknor, Arkansas Baptist News | with 0 comments
    Couple with ‘no training’ reaches international students

    For 17 years, international students have been welcomed into the home of Ross and Jane Burton, members of First Baptist Church in Jonesboro, Ark. The couple has used American culture to share Christ through the church’s adopt-a-college student ministry.

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  • Agape House empowering women with truth about life

    January 19 2017 by Rebecca Wolford, SBC | with 0 comments
    Agape House empowering women with truth about life

    When a woman walks into the medical clinic operated by Agape House in northwest Tennessee and waits nervously to have an ultrasound to confirm her pregnancy, she won’t be judged regardless of her circumstances. And if she tells the clinic staff that she’s considering having an abortion, she won’t be pressured into a decision. ...

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  • Terror group releases video of kidnapped missionary

    January 16 2017 by Onize Ohikere, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Terror group releases video of kidnapped missionary

    Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda has released a video confirming a Swiss missionary the group kidnapped a year ago is still alive. The video shows Beatrice Stockly clad in a black veil and speaking in a barely audible voice. Stockly greeted her family and thanked the Swiss government for its efforts in securing her release.

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