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Church planter, horse whisperer
team up to reach Mexican cowboys

AGUA PRIETA, Mexico (BP)--On opposite sides of the border, two cowboys heard God’s whisper.

Local churches urged to adopt new models of global missions

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. (BP)--“It’s not about us.”

South American missionary leads people to Christ through caring

RICHMOND, Va. (BP)–Just before Hebert Palomino went overseas as a missionary, he received some advice he’ll never forget. “Remember that people don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” Those were the words of C.W. Brister, a pastoral care professor at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, where […]

1,300 volunteers needed to help with Asia crusades

RICHMOND, Va. (BP)--At least 1,300 Southern Baptist volunteers are needed to help spark spiritual revival through two nationwide evangelistic campaigns planned in Japan and South Korea later this year

Witnessing in Costa Rican valley keeps lostness alive for missionaries

SAN MARCOS DE TARRAZU, Costa Rica (BP)–Missionary Tony Rengifo chats with a passer-by as the sun slips behind the coffee-covered mountains above San Marcos de Tarrazu, Costa Rica. It’s been a long day for Rengifo, but he never tires of sharing his faith. That’s what he’s doing talking with a man on the streets of […]

Missionaries see God at work in ‘melting pot’ of Suriname

PARAMARIBO, Suriname (BP)–Beside a jungle river in Suriname, a village chief stared at a tiny, wooden cross he held in his hands. “You mean somebody can die and be raised from the dead?” the elderly chief asked, interrupting a gospel presentation by missionary Courtney Street. “Yes, that’s what we’re saying about this great Jesus. That’s […]

Local churches tap new avenues for evangelizing the unreached

RICHMOND, Va. (BP)–A Southern Baptist congregation can help multiply the gospel among an unreached people group overseas — even before God has called a missionary to work there. How? Asked Michael Wright, pastor of Covington (Va.) Baptist Church, and a participant in the Southern Baptist International Mission Board’s seventh annual Creative Access Networks (CAN) Conference […]

Leaders scrambling to keep up with world-hearted students

ROCKVILLE, Va. (BP)–College students are embracing God’s vision for reaching all nations so quickly that Southern Baptist campus and church-based college ministers are “running to keep up with them,” report attendees at two recent mobilization conferences sponsored by the International Mission Board. “This generation is way ahead of us. We need to catch up with […]

Global missions vision drives thriving Costa Rican church

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (BP)–Suely Sirazawa Patricio switches on an overhead projector. At El Bosque Christian Community in San Jose, Costa Rica, it’s time for the weekly prayer focus on the “10/40 Window.” That’s the area sweeping from North Africa through the Middle East and much of Asia, where people have had little or no […]

Teacher-author Beth Moore urges missions workers to a deeper walk

RICHMOND, Va. (BP)–Seated in a waiting area at the Dallas-Fort Worth airport, Beth Moore fixed her gaze on her open Bible as she memorized a Scripture passage. Like the other travelers around her, Moore, a popular Bible study teacher and author from Houston, tried not to stare at an elderly man slumped in a wheelchair […]