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  • Still jailed in Turkey, Brunson gave ‘bold’ witness

    July 20 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Still jailed in Turkey, Brunson gave ‘bold’ witness

    American pastor Andrew Brunson’s continued imprisonment in Turkey following a July 18 court hearing is probably an act of political maneuvering rather than Islamic persecution, two Islamic studies professors say. Resurgent conservative Islam in Turkey is, however, part of the background, the professors say …

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  • How worship songs brought a Buddhist to Christ

    July 6 2018 by Caroline Anderson, IMB | with 0 comments
    How worship songs brought a Buddhist to Christ

    Pavan* grew up feeling unsettled in his destiny. As the firstborn son in his family, he thought he would have to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a Buddhist monk. But music intervened into this cultural tradition that should have dictated his future. Pavan, now a Christian pastor, recounted his past and the persistent …

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  • IMB reduces, reorganizes communication team

    January 14 2016 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    IMB reduces, reorganizes communication team

    The International Mission Board announced in a Jan. 14 press release that it is closing its Richmond Communication Center and reducing on-site communication staff from 40 employees to 10. IMB will continue to use its “existing global network of communication teams and other trusted partners” for certain responsibilities normally assumed by the Communication Center.

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  • Family gives father ‘highlight of Christmas’

    December 22 2015 by Kate Gregory, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Family gives father ‘highlight of Christmas’

    The Quinn family had agreed not to give each other any large presents last Christmas so they could send their father, Breese, on a mission trip to Mexico. So on Christmas morning when Breese saw his two children smiling at him as they stood beside a big wrapped present, he thought they had reneged on their pact.

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  • IMB reset prompts reflection on ministry moves

    December 21 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    IMB reset prompts reflection on ministry moves

    The first phase in the International Mission Board’s “organizational reset,” completed this month, has led hundreds of missionaries to confront a question: How do I know if God is moving me to a new place of ministry? The IMB projects the two phases of its reset will yield a total reduction of at least 600 individuals.

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  • IMB personnel accept VRI, continue serving

    November 30 2015 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor | with 3 comments
    IMB personnel accept VRI, continue serving

    Missionaries considering the voluntary retirement incentive (VRI) from the International Mission Board need prayers. Marty and Melissa Childers and Isaiah* and Josie Gabdon*, who have opted to take the VRI, have requested fellow believers surround those who made the decision in prayer. “Many of them don’t have any idea …

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  • CP ‘a tool to obey the Great Commission’

    March 4 2015 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    CP ‘a tool to obey the Great Commission’

    Nearly every month, a First Baptist Keller member participates in a short-term mission trip; the congregation is about to begin its fourth church plant; and its Cooperative Program giving has more than tripled over the last seven years. The congregation of about 1,300 also adopted an unreached people group ...

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  • N.C. pastor to serve in Dubai

    August 27 2014 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments
    N.C. pastor to serve in Dubai

    Jon and Pam Estes are leaving Jackson Park Baptist Church in Kannapolis for a unique international ministry assignment – he will be pastor of Emirates Baptist Church International in Dubai. For the last seven-and-a-half years he has served as pastor of the Jackson Park congregation.

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  • Family man seeks more than American dream

    August 27 2014 by Carol Pipes, LifeWay/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Family man seeks more than American dream

    In 2008, Joey Lankford turned 30. He took a good long look at his life – and his bank account. Materially, nothing was lacking. But deep down he knew something was missing. After a mission trip with his brother to Nicaragua, God called the Lankfords to South Africa.

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  • Moldovan leaders pray for ‘strength to stay’

    December 3 2013 by Melissa Lilley, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Moldovan leaders pray for ‘strength to stay’

    Dublin First Baptist Church mission team visits Moldova to build relationships and explore future ministry opportunities. They have partnerships in both Moldova and New York City with the intentions of touching hearts and transforming lives with the gospel.

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  • Asheville church planter helps hearing congregation reach Deaf Malagasy

    December 2 2013 by Don Graham, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Asheville church planter helps hearing congregation reach Deaf Malagasy

    Phillip Easterling, pastor of Asheville Deaf Church, is a church planter from Asheville, N.C. Born deaf, Easterling has helped Southern Baptists plant Deaf congregations all over the world. 

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