Physical, spiritual death threatens Afghanistan’s 26.7 million unreached
KABUL, Afghanistan (BP)--Pakistani police fired shots to control thousands of Afghan refugees massing Sunday, Oct. 21, at the country's border with Afghanistan. Aid workers project that as many as 1.7 million refugees from Afghanistan and surrounding countries are flooding toward Pakistan, fleeing the war and the worst drought in 30 years.
Don’t use Sept. 11 to back away from reaching Muslims, experts say
RICHMOND, Va. (BP)--Christians should not use the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 as an excuse to back away from the Muslim world, according to Christian experts on Islamic beliefs.
Missionaries regrouping, seeking
God’s wisdom, IMB’s Willis says
RICHMOND, Va. (BP)--Southern Baptist missionaries forced to relocate because of terrorist threats against Americans and Christians worldwide are seeking God's wisdom about how to get the gospel to their people groups in a dramatically different world.
Muslims, like everyone else, outraged over NY, DC attacks
NEW YORK CITY (BP)--Extremists who attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon are not typical of the world's 1.2 billion Muslims, most of whom are as outraged over the attacks as anyone, missionaries say. Christians must be sure they don't succumb to any anti-Muslim hysteria inspired by the attacks.
IMB names William Hoffman
as director of development
RICHMOND, Va. (BP)--William Hoffman Jr. has been named director of development efforts for the Southern Baptist International Mission Board in Richmond, Va.
Teaching a continent that true love waits
NAIROBI, Kenya (BP)--Sharon Pumpelly goes to work every day knowing that 500 people in her country will die of AIDS before the sun sets.
Outrageous headlines from the Netherlands reveal need for ‘Tsilent Tsunami’ of prayer
AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands (BP)--People used to think of the Netherlands as a quaint place associated with windmills and wooden shoes.
US Congressman denounces new French anti-sect law
PARIS (BP)--An influential U.S. lawmaker and leading human rights advocate in Congress has harshly criticized a new French law aimed at controlling religious sects.
Amid progress, missionaries say overwhelming global task remains
NEW ORLEANS (BP)--Leaning on a cane and gripping the hand of his wife, the International Mission Board missionary* listened to the staccato applause as it swelled into a standing ovation.
$113 million Lottie Moon offering reaches historic $2 billion mark
RICHMOND, Va. (BP)--Southern Baptists gave more than $113 million for the cause of international missions through the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering in 2000. Those gifts pushed the offering's 113-year cumulative total past the $2 billion mark.
"This generous offering will meet critical needs overseas," said Jerry Rankin, president of the International Mission Board. "It means being able to keep pressing forward with the unprecedented opportunities to reach a lost world and continue to appoint record numbers of new missionaries.