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Nuevos invitados especiales de la Conferencia de Envío (Send), capacidad adicional de asientos anunciado

ALPHARETTA, Georgia (BP) - La Junta de Misiones Internacionales (IMB) y la Junta de Misiones Norteamericanas (NAMB) anunciaron nuevos oradores y líderes de adoración para la Conferencia de Envío 2021 del 13 al 14 de junio, la cual precederá a la Reunión Anual de la Convención Bautista del Sur en Nashville. También se han abierto asientos adicionales para partes de la conferencia que habían alcanzado su capacidad antes del traslado al Music City Center.

New Send Conference special guests, additional seating capacity announced

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) – The International Mission Board (IMB) and North American Mission Board (NAMB) announced new speakers and worship leaders for the 2021 Send Conference June 13-14, which will precede the Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting in Nashville. Additional seating has also opened up for parts of the conference that had reached capacity before the move to the Music City Center.

NAMB keeps mission moving forward during year of challenges

ALPHARETTA, Ga.— With nearly every aspect of life and ministry impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the North American Mission Board (NAMB) adjusted its priorities to ensure that the mission of sharing the gospel would move forward.

GIVING TUESDAY: Send Relief issues ‘Chicken Challenge’

Can a chicken change a family's life? Yes! This year on Giving Tuesday, a gift to Send Relief can help make a difference in the lives of families throughout the world and help bring them the hope of the Gospel.

NAMB announces multisite, multiformat Send Conf.

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- The North American Mission Board (NAMB) announced Wednesday (April 17) that its next Send Conference will happen through a series of local and regional conferences that will take place in more than 70 locations throughout North America beginning this fall. "It's about maximizing momentum," NAMB president Kevin Ezell said. "What began as a plan to hopefully reach 18,000 people with a national event in Atlanta is now a plan to reach in excess of 200,000 by taking the events on the road."

NAMB’s 2018 topped by Annie Offering, disaster relief

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- In 2018 Southern Baptists stepped up their support of North American missions while helping thousands of disaster survivors who endured devastating hurricanes, fires and floods as well as a church in Texas after a tragedy that shocked the world. Here is a look at some of the highlights from 2018 as the North American Mission Board (NAMB) had the privilege of partnering with Southern Baptist churches in these and numerous other ways.

NAMB, Revitalize Network add focus outside the South

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- The North American Mission Board, in partnering with the new Revitalize Network initiated by Thom Rainer, will provide resources, tools and coaching to churches in need of revitalization outside the South. "One of the biggest things we hear expressed from established churches outside the South is the need for revitalization resources," NAMB President Kevin Ezell said. "Thom's new network will offer a great solution for that. This will revolutionize the access these churches have to revitalization tools."

WEEK OF PRAYER: Hope shining in East St. Louis

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. -- East St. Louis is the home -- and mission field -- of Kempton and Caryn Turner. A native of East St. Louis, Ill., Kempton Turner grew up on the streets where he now serves as a church planting missionary and pastor of City of Joy Fellowship. The church was launched on Sept. 18, 2016, with one mission: restoring hope to the city through Jesus Christ. It currently rents space at the local Jackie Joyner-Kersee Center. "Because I was raised here, I've got a real heart for the people," Turner said. "It's a small city. It's a dangerous, poor place, 85 percent fatherlessness. The houses, the buildings and the roads show the desperate place that East St. Louis is in. The people know struggle."

WEEK OF PRAYER: Reaching the nations in small town Ga.

CLARKSTON, Ga. (BP) -- More than 1,000 refugees come to Clarkston, Ga., each year. Send Relief missionaries Trent and Elizabeth DeLoach and the believers at Clarkston International Bible Church (CIBC) have made it their mission to help these men, women and children feel not only welcome but at home in their new country. A U.S. refugee resettlement program in the 1990s opened the door of opportunity for people from around the world to start a new life in Clarkston. This suburb of Atlanta eventually became known as "the most diverse square mile in America." More than 60 countries and 100-plus languages are represented, and the population continues to grow. A place so rich in culture is exactly the kind of city the DeLoach family dreamed of finding -- however it was hard to believe such a place existed in North America, especially in Trent's home state of Georgia.

WEEK OF PRAYER: Former gang member reaching Canada’s largest city

TORONTO, Ontario, Canada (BP) -- "Everyone is welcome!" That is the motto of Fellowship Church Rogue Park located in Toronto's East End. This multiethnic, multigenerational church plant rents space in a local Catholic school on Sunday mornings and hosts events throughout the week. Strategically launched near an area known for gang violence, the ministry is led by church planting missionary and a former gang member Kesavan Balasingham and his wife Viji, both immigrants to Canada who found new life here.