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IMB missionaries equip churches to stay on task during Missions College event

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) – Online participants representing Southern Baptist churches joined IMB leadership and missionaries in the eighth annual Missions College Jan. 6-7. The two-night event, hosted by IMB’s American Peoples Affinity, included encouragement for churches to stay focused on the task of reaching the lost through short-term missions opportunities and becoming effective in training and sending missionaries.

Registrations top 5,200 for IMB Future of Missions simulcast

Participants from 48 states and 30 countries connected with IMB leaders, missionaries and a panel of experts Thursday (Oct. 29) to address the global, cultural and spiritual realities that are impacting the future of missions. The two-hour simulcast was broadcast in five languages: English, Spanish, American Sign Language, Korean and Mandarin Chinese.

El total de la Ofrenda de Navidad Lottie Moon excede la meta en $159.5 millones

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) – La Junta de Misiones Internacionales (IMB) reporta un total de la Ofrenda de Navidad Lottie Moon 2019-2020 de $159.5 millones, la segunda ofrenda más alta de la historia. Este total excede por $4.5 millones la meta presupuestada de $155 millones de la organización de 175 años. La IMB también recibió $97.2 millones del Programa Cooperativo de la Convención Bautista del Sur para el 2019-2020.

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering total exceeds goal at $159.5M

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) – The International Mission Board is reporting a 2019-20 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering total of $159.5 million, the second highest offering in history. This total exceeds by $4.5 million the 175-year-old organization’s budgeted goal of $155 million. IMB also received $97.2 million from the Southern Baptist Convention’s Cooperative Program for 2019-20.

Directivos de IMB designan a 80 nuevos misioneros, aprueban presupuesto 2020-21

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) – Los directivos de la Junta de Misiones Internacionales (IMB) unánimemente aprobaron la designación de un personal de 80 a tiempo completo, totalmente financiado, y aprobaron un presupuesto balanceado para el 2020-2021 de $255.3 millones durante su reunión del 29 y 30 de septiembre.

IMB trustees appoint 80 new missionaries, approve 2020-21 budget

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) – International Mission Board trustees unanimously approved the appointment of 80 full-time, fully funded personnel and approved a balanced budget for 2020-2021 of $255.3 million during their Sept. 29-30 meeting.

IMB, Barna Group discuss engagement of next generation in global missions

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) – The International Mission Board joined with Barna Group for an online workshop titled The Future of Missions. The workshop, hosted virtually on Wednesday (Sept. 2), included IMB President Paul Chitwood, IMB staff and Barna Group representatives. Nearly 1,000 people joined the online event from around the world.

Single missionary gets unexpected family

THAILAND (BP) -- The words weren't easy for Angela to hear: "If you go back as a single career missionary, you probably will never get married." She understood that her adviser wanted her to consider the sacrifice she might have to make by committing to long-term missions. A one-way ticket to another country could greatly decrease her chances of meeting a husband and having a family.

IMB urges caution while encouraging sustained commitment to missions

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- International Mission Board senior leaders are urging Southern Baptists to use extreme caution if they are considering overseas missions travel for the remainder of 2020. As many countries continue to require quarantines or have not yet opened their borders, travelers could face unexpected circumstances, including quarantines upon re-entering the U.S. The future threat and spread of COVID-19 also remains an unknown factor.

IMB workers see Light break through Scotland’s gray skies

GLASGOW, Scotland (BP) -- Patrick and Erin Schwartz have had to get used to the darkness that often clouds Scotland's beauty. According to the World Weather Information Service, Scotland has only around 100 days of sunshine each year. That leaves most days rainy or cloudy. Patrick says their family has missed the sunshine they enjoyed in New England, but after a few months back in the U.S. on a stateside assignment, they are ready to return to Glasgow this spring. Having lived there for three years, it now feels like home.