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Open windows in Madrid allow missionaries to let praises ring

MADRID (BP) -- Quarantine. Lockdown. Unable to leave your apartment. Not exactly the ideal recipe for large-scale gospel sharing in difficult-to-reach Spain, where less than one half of 1 percent of the population have a personal relationship with Christ. Enter God into the equation, though, and we see how the power of the sung Gospel on Easter morning poured through the open windows of more than 300 apartments where IMB missionaries Caleb and Carina Beaty live and minister in their barrio of Madrid.

Small Madrid church stays vibrant during lockdown

MADRID (BP) -- The streets are eerily silent. It's as if the life has been sucked out of this vibrant capital of Spain that is home to nearly 4 million people. The coronavirus quarantine has been in effect for several days, and everyone is sheltering in place. But behind all the closed doors and windows in the towering apartment buildings, God is at work. Less than one-half of 1 percent of the population follows Christ. And yet, a four-month-old fledgling church plant of just 25 attendees is not only alive but vitally connected in the midst of an unprecedented lockdown.

FIRST-PERSON: In Madrid, a banner of hope

MADRID, Spain (BP)--The sun was already setting as I made my way through the sea of bodies, umbrellas and banners. The light rain that had greeted me as I surfaced from Madrid’s underground metro system was growing bolder, as were the thousands upon thousands of Madrillenos who were determinedly marching down Goya street toward Plaza de Colon, where they would be met by what has now been estimated to be literally millions of their fellow citizens in this capital city.

Seminarian doubles as caseworker to increasing tide of refugees

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)--Students at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary hear the words all the time: "Touch the World ... Impact Eternity."

She helps internationals see ‘how good our God is’

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)--God has brought the mission field to the doorsteps of Southern Baptists, and Reny Madjarska, a Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary master of arts in theology student from Bulgaria, is standing at the threshold.

Seminarian sees 58 find Christ in launching Hispanic mission

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)--The name of the mission is "Palabra de Vida" -- Word of Life -- and that's what Carlos Rodriguez, a Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary master of divinity student from Mexico, is imparting there.

Internationals key to helping shine God’s light in America’s darkness

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)–Their voices may have seemed small, but the message was immense as the international children’s choir echoed choruses of “This Little Light of Mine” at International Day chapel Nov. 3, challenging every believer to carry the light of Christ to a darkened world .Chapel speaker Solomon Ishola, national guest professor from Nigeria, […]