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Bautistas del sur celebran el envío de 79 nuevos misioneros

La Junta de Misiones Internacionales (IMB) celebró el nombramiento de 79 nuevos misioneros en una celebración de envío virtual transmitida en Facebook y a través de la aplicación IMB: Advance the Kingdom el miércoles (18 de noviembre).

Refugees in Southeast Asia find home in Christian community

They left their world behind in search of a safer one. On their journey, they found the Creator of the world. Fourteen thousand refugees in Southeast Asia are waiting to transition to Australia, Canada and the U.S. for resettlement. The majority of the refugees are Afghani and Somalian.

La Convención Bautista de Mississippi promete $1 millón para misiones internacionales

JACKSON, Miss. (BP) - La Convención Bautista de Mississippi se ha comprometido a donar $1 millón a la Ofrenda de Navidad de Lottie Moon 2020 (LMCO) para misiones internacionales. Cada año, el 100 por ciento de la ofrenda se destina a apoyar a los misioneros de la Junta de Misiones Internacionales (IMB) de todo el mundo.

Missionaries in Sub-Saharan Africa see progress in ’55 in 5′ initiative

While more Christians live in Sub-Saharan Africa than in any area of the world, 27,000 people in the region die every day without knowing Christ. Sub-Saharan Africa has one of the fastest-growing populations in the world and one of the highest rates of child mortality.

Mississippi Baptist Convention pledges $1 million to international missions

JACKSON, Miss. (BP) – The Mississippi Baptist Convention has committed to donating $1 million to the 2020 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering (LMCO) for international missions. Each year, 100 percent of the offering goes to support International Mission Board (IMB) missionaries around the world.

Permanent resettlement not a reality for 99 percent of refugees

Permanent resettlement is an elusive dream for many of the world’s 79.5 million forcibly displaced people. For some refugees, asylum seekers and internally displaced people, resettlement is as close as a lamp in the window of a neighboring house. For others, it is a light glimmering on the horizon. For most, the light of permanent resettlement is like chasing the setting sun.

Refugees in South Africa and Greece grapple with hunger and hopelessness

Starvation, empty cupboards, hopelessness and depression make the COVID-19 crisis dire for refugee communities in South Africa and Greece.

Baptists known for excellent medical care in Indonesia

KEDIRI, Indonesia (BP) – Southern Baptists have a long history in medical missions and have continued to bring hope and healing during the COVID-19 crisis. Field workers around the world use hospitals and clinics as ministry centers to serve communities and offer physical and spiritual healthcare.

Retirees continue to train leaders in South Asia and Latin America

DICKSON, Tenn. (BP) -- Derick and Celia Cobb* traveled from Tennessee to South Asia to Latin America, training local leaders who would, in turn, train others. The retirees have made multiple trips as volunteers to partner with Chase and Rita Tozer*, IMB workers in South Asia.

Healing, relief continue in Philippines

CEBU, Philippines (BP) -- From the rubble, a nation is still recovering from Typhoon Haiyan's devastating effects last November. Much of the press and publicity have moved on, but Baptist Global Response continues relief efforts.