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Eyewitness in Ambon, Indonesia: Christians still suffering, dying

AMBON, Indonesia (BP)--A banner at the airstrip on Ambon, a tiny dot in Indonesia's Maluku island chain, quotes passages from both the Christian Bible and the Muslim Koran calling for peace.

FIRST-PERSON: Searching for the truth amid Ambon’s brutalities

JAKARTA, Indonesia (BP)--It's a strange feeling to talk to someone and know -- I mean, to be almost sure -- that he will be dead in a few days, if not sooner.

Training center preps missionaries for life & witness at the ‘uttermost’

ROCKVILLE, Va. (BP)–Southern Baptists expect the International Mission Board to prepare their newly appointed missionaries for overseas ministry and service. And just as the IMB seeks to find the most innovative methods for reaching a lost world with the gospel, the training and orientation new missionaries go through also require employing cutting-edge techniques, says Greg […]

Desperate refugees finding God’s love in Timor camps

KUPANG, West Timor (BP)--Baptists and other evangelical Christians from Indonesia and other countries have intensified efforts to minister to the physical and spiritual needs of thousands of East Timorese people settling into refugee camps at the western end of the Indonesian island.

Boy Scouts shape up youth at Baptist children’s home

DALLAS (BP)--Chris sounded bitter and sarcastic as he slumped on the sofa, acting disinterested and not even looking at the circle of boys sitting around Scoutmaster Raymond Harris at Buckner Baptist Children's Home.