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Missionary kids take Gospel to Tokyo

TOKYO (BP)--"Five-minute English! Five-minute English! Do you want to practice your English?" a college intern asked outside a busy Tokyo subway station as 27 teenage MKs -- sons and daughters of Southern Baptist missionaries -- looked on.

Rebekah Naylor plans to ‘simply adjust’ after 35-year missions career in India

DALLAS (BP)–Some call her the Mother Teresa of Bangalore, but at one time some called her a criminal over labor disputes at Bangalore Baptist Hospital. She is a celebrated, sought-after surgeon who befriended local officials in her area, but later the Indian government denied her license to practice medicine and, at times, delayed or denied […]

Colleagues recount Naylor’s influence

BANGALORE, India (BP)–Florence Charles remembers speaking to Rebekah Naylor when the medical missionary missed her first-ever flight to Bangalore, India, back in 1974. “She ended up in Madras [now Chennai],” said Charles, then the secretary at the Indian Baptist Society. “She was young and eager to get the work going at the mission.” Charles and […]

Doors open for spreading faith & hope in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (BP)--In a nation portrayed in the media as Osama bin Laden’s reputed hideout, a terrorist hot potato and a land in danger of the influences of Islamic fundamentalism, God has never been working more, according to the Southern Baptists who labor inside its borders.
      God, through the prayers and obedience of His people, is impacting Pakistan. The tragic earthquake that hit northern Pakistan in 2005 opened up doors in previously closed areas, and the Gospel is spreading in many ways.

Christmas parties in Asia point seekers to faith in Jesus & fellowship in house churches

BANGALORE, India (BP)--Throughout southern Asia, Southern Baptist workers are hosting Christmas parties to introduce Jesus to Hindu, Muslim and Buddhist friends who do not yet know the true meaning of Christmas.