AUGUSTA, Ga. (BP) -- As Leslie Montgomery finished college, her dad asked if she was ready to go to Africa as a missionary. He had heard her speak of that desire often growing up. Her reply was one of frustration.
Because 59 percent of the world’s population has little to no access to the Gospel, the International Mission Board is committed to rallying and equipping missions leaders and influencers for the task of reaching the nations, together. The number of those lost without Christ is growing and that’s not OK with Southern Baptists, as evidenced by the recent record Lottie Moon offering.
BEAVERDAM, Va. (BP) -- After a mission trip to Honduras, Shelton Johnson sensed God calling him overseas. “The Lord just opened my eyes to the need to go,” he said.
RICHMOND, Va. (BP) – Four years ago, 300 candidates waited in IMB’s missionary pipeline, considering a call to the nations.
A group of International Mission Board missionaries and leaders from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) walked into a community in São Paulo, Brazil, that IMB missionary Aaron Stormer described as the worst neighborhood he’s ever seen. Open sewage ran under the thin flooring in each house, Aaron said, using the term “house” loosely.
SOUTH ASIA (BP) – Every weekend, Sandeep and his wife, Lalita, leave their home in a major city near the Himalayan mountains of South Asia with their family in tow. They travel hours, switching buses along rough terrain, to spend the weekend in a slum area deep inside the mountains.
The task for the day was sharing the Gospel – with total strangers.
Joseph heard the story of the Gospel in his heart language. He heard it through a method he was familiar with – Bible storying. Because of this, his life has been radically changed. Now, he’s sharing the same stories that transformed his life, and through his influence, he’s seen more than 50 profess their faith in Jesus as Savior.
RICHMOND, Va. (BP) – “I wouldn’t be standing here today were it not for a director of missions,” the president of the International Mission Board shared during the Associational Mission Strategists retreat hosted by the IMB near Richmond Aug. 15-17. The retreat was held for new strategists in the associations.
A mission trip for a team of women was an all-hands-on-deck, transformational experience.