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  • Couple hopes to be first Montagnard missionaries

    July 24 2017 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments
    Couple hopes to be first Montagnard missionaries

    Khoung Rolan was born in a small Montagnard village in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. His grandfather was a general in the Vietnamese army, and his father worked in the communist government. Through the witness of a cousin, Rolan and two of his sisters became Christians. …

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  • Perdue commissioned as ‘missionary’ to Trump cabinet

    July 12 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Perdue commissioned as ‘missionary’ to Trump cabinet

    Former Southern Baptist Convention President Johnny Hunt was among the speakers July 9 when U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue was commissioned as a “missionary” to Washington, D.C., by Second Baptist Church in Warner Robins, Ga. Perdue was sworn in as secretary of agriculture April 25.

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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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  • Homeless ministry stirred by coffee shop encounter

    July 5 2017 by Samantha Moats, University of Mobile | with 0 comments
    Homeless ministry stirred by coffee shop encounter

    The barista stands smiling behind the counter while preparing drinks. Meanwhile, an unkempt, older man walks in: dirty blue jeans, a shirt several sizes too large, his face unshaven and burned from the sun. “Hey there, Chelsey!” he calls to the barista. “Hey, Mr. Jimmy!” she returns. ...

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  • World Changers: ‘We believe in what they do’

    June 28 2017 by Helen Gibson, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    World Changers: ‘We believe in what they do’

    Holes were starting to form in the front steps of her house. The storage shed in the backyard leaked when it rained. And everything needed a fresh coat of paint. But 64-year-old Charlene Meadows, a lifelong resident of Owensboro, Ky., was unable to make these repairs to her home herself. ...

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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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