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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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  • Embrace missions team serves Boston

    November 14 2017 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Embrace missions team serves Boston

    Two years ago, a group of women from North Carolina traveled to Boston to assist church planter Dane Helsing with the launch of Beacon Community Church. Several of those women returned this fall and were amazed to see how God has been at work through the church’s ministry in reaching the community for Christ.

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  • Miracles in Appalachia leave Bill Barker in awe

    November 8 2017 by Tobin Perry, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Miracles in Appalachia leave Bill Barker in awe

    When God first called Bill Barker as a missionary to Appalachia in the spring of 2001, the veteran pastor of more than 30 years – and a native of the region – got down on his knees and prayed. “Lord, what is the message I need to take?” Barker asked God.

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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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  • ‘Remarkable’ Rutledge collection new to SBC archives

    October 19 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Remarkable’ Rutledge collection new to SBC archives

    The late award-winning photographer Don Rutledge tried his hand at pastoring but realized his true calling in uniquely displaying God’s creation. Photographs and related items spanning more than 40 years of his ministry and missions comprise a new Southern Baptist archival collection.
     

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  • Platt urges new missionaries to look to Jesus

    September 18 2017 by Dianna L. Cagle,BR Production Editor | with 0 comments
    Platt urges new missionaries to look to Jesus

    “He’s called your name,” David Platt told 51 new missionary appointees. “You are His.” The appointees, along with friends and family and about 950 emeritus missionaries were part of a Sending Celebration at Ridgecrest Conference Center in Black Mountain, N.C. Platt, the International Mission Board’s president, shared from Hebrews 11-12.

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  • City Project sends students to make disciples

    September 5 2017 by Liz Tablazon, BR Staff Writer | with 0 comments
    City Project sends students to make disciples

    Kirsten Ellis, a senior sports management major at High Point University, put her last summer of college on hold for whatever God wanted her to do, but that decision wasn’t easy. When she started attending Mercy Hill Church in Greensboro, her freshman year, Ellis already felt called to spend that summer with City Project.

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  • Marijuana tourism site draws associations’ focus

    August 28 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Marijuana tourism site draws associations’ focus

    A cannabis company’s plan to turn a Southern California town into a marijuana-focused tourism destination has prompted two local Baptist associations to make it a destination for missions too. The cannabis company American Green Inc. announced it is purchasing the entire 80-acre town of Nipton, Calif., along the California-Nevada state line.

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  • Distant churches keep close partnership

    August 21 2017 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Distant churches keep close partnership

    A volunteer team from Corinth Baptist Church in Elizabeth City, N.C., recently took a short-term mission trip to Thailand as part of a long running partnership with Calvary Baptist Church in Bangkok. Lee Johnson, Corinth’s director of outreach and discipleship, said, “We go to support whatever they’re doing.”

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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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