A mission trip for a team of women was an all-hands-on-deck, transformational experience.
Missions amidst persecution: IMB missionary believes bold proclamation is necessary, despite suffering
Alexander Traverston followed someone he thought was a friend into a building. He sat down and was offered water.
Bir Bahdur is a simple animal herder. Sometimes he works as a day-laborer. He’s quiet and meek. He’s uneducated and soft-spoken. He doesn’t consider himself qualified to share the gospel, let alone teach it. Many of his South Asian countrymen don’t think so either.
At 108 years old, Auntie’s vision has essentially failed her. But what hasn’t failed is her newfound love for the Gospel.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (BP) – Jonathan Derbyshire grew up as a missionary kid in Thailand. But he never thought the missionary life was for him.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (BP) – Amid the busy event schedule of the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting, nearly 2,000 attendees gathered for the International Mission Board dinner. During the June 13 program, IMB leaders and missionaries reminded the crowd why the SBC exists and how God is at work around the world through IMB missionaries.
Amanda Nunn is retirement age. She’s a widow and a mother of a recent college graduate. She feels a calling for the people of East Africa. A young couple from North Carolina has two small children. They are certain God is leading them to live and serve among South Asian peoples. Adam Gaskins is in his mid-20s. He works as a web developer. He has a heart to take the Gospel to the Japanese. A young lady who was raised in a military family also feels burdened for South Asian peoples.
She has traveled a lot of rough roads. She has dealt with spiritual warfare. She has persevered through years of sowing with lean harvest – one of the most discouraging things for a missionary to write home about.
IMB missionaries Andy and Marie Hoffman served more than 11 years without seeing any fruit among their unreached people group (UPG) in North Africa. During those years, the family and their partners built relationships and shared the Gospel with these nomadic farmers and desert horsemen.
In response to the number of resettled Afghan refugees in communities in the United States, Send Relief, the combined compassion ministry of the International Mission Board and the North American Mission Board, is facilitating coaching to help churches engage their new Afghan neighbors. This coaching is a limited-time project and will only be offered for another five months.