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Caroline Anderson*

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IMB joins Japanese Christians for Olympics outreach, despite reduced crowds

Every four years, athletes and spectators descend on the cities hosting the Olympic games. Historically, volunteer teams from U.S. churches have also journeyed to the Olympics and played active roles in both the Summer and Winter Olympics ministry strategies of IMB missionaries and national partners. 

Christians count the cost and carry their cross

Editor’s note: This story is part of a series on global persecution, leading churches to pray for the persecuted church. The Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church will be observed on Sunday, June 6. Adam*, a national believer, knew death was coming. He told Jonathan*, an International Mission Board worker, he would be killed. […]

IMB introduces Church Connections

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) – What would happen if the more than 47,000 churches in the Southern Baptist Convention were directly connected to International Mission Board missionaries and actively engaged in fulfilling the Great Commission?

Baptists in Panama continue history of donations to the LMCO

La Unión Femenil Bautista Misionera Helen Stuart donated $1,180.88 to the 2020 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering (LMCO). The group is a part of the Baptist Convention of Panama’s Woman’s Missionary Union and has faithfully donated to the International Mission Board for many years.

Bautistas en Panamá continúan historia de donaciones a LMCO (La Ofrenda de Navidad Lottie Moon)

La Unión Femenil Bautista Misionera Helen Stuart donó $1,180.88 a la Ofrenda de Navidad Lottie Moon® 2020 (LMCO). El grupo es parte de la Convención Bautista de la Unión de Mujeres Misioneras de Panamá y ha donado fielmente a la Junta de Misiones Internacionales (IMB) durante muchos años.

Timing proves critical to sharing Gospel with refugees

ATHENS (BP) – Time is never a guarantee when Christians meet a refugee in Greece. They may have years, months, weeks or just hours to share the hope that is found in Jesus.

Hospitality house in Central Asia meets physical and spiritual needs

CENTRAL ASIA (BP) – Snow shuts down half of this province in the winter. Where a person is when the immobilizing snow hits is where they will be until the spring. This inability to travel has dangerous and sometimes deadly consequences for people living in remote areas who need healthcare.

IMB’s Nehemiah Teams launches gap-year program

The International Mission Board’s Nehemiah Teams program is providing opportunities for students to do something eternal with their "gap year."

IMB family ministers among Italy’s refugee population

MILAN (BP) – The piazzas are empty. The selfie-snapping, sneaker-wearing tourists who normally frequent Milan’s historical squares are no longer visiting Italy due to COVID-19 restrictions. And, like the majority of the world, lockdowns keep citizens indoors.

Refugees in South Africa overcome fear to seek faith

In a pitch-black room, David and Julie Yngsdal sat down to study the Bible with David and Zawadi, a refugee couple. The Yngsdals serve with the IMB among refugee communities in Durban, South Africa.