Tessa Sanchez

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Christianity’s long history in North Africa

Two stories’ worth of water wiped out land with Christian history and tradition dating back millennia on Sept. 11. Rain from Storm Daniel overwhelmed the dams in Derna, Libya, and the deluge claimed entire neighborhoods and the lives of thousands.

Hundreds of thousands flee, but God has not left Sudan

SUDAN, NORTHERN AFRICA (BP) -- War, conquest, colonization, coups and dictators — Sudan’s history runs red. Blood flows now, leaving a trail behind the men, women and children who have, and are, fleeing to bordering countries.

IMB, Send Network partner to send North American church planters overseas

In April, 15 pastors and church planters from the North American Mission Board’s Send Network traveled to Frankfurt, Germany, to learn from and collaborate with International Mission Board missionaries and local partners.

Thai-American couple find, feed those with open hearts in Fukuoka

FUKUOKA, Japan (BP) – Jack Wattanawongsawang and his wife, Prinna Puakpong, watched the news on March 11, 2011, documenting the triple disaster unfolding in Japan — the earthquake, the tsunami and the nuclear power plant meltdown.

Games wide open for Gospel proclamation at Paris 2024 Olympics

In just a little over one year, it will be ‘games wide open’ for the Paris Olympics, with more than 10,500 athletes from countries spanning the globe and thousands of spectators descending on the French capital. International Mission Board missionaries, Southern Baptist volunteers, international Baptists and French Baptists will be poised and ready to engage the world with the message that victory is achievable for everyone.

Missouri Baptists embark on island adoptions

Adopting an island sounds like something a millionaire or movie star might do, but that’s exactly what nine Southern Baptist associations in Missouri did. In partnership with Filipino Southern Baptist churches in North America, the associations adopted the island of Camiguin in the Philippines in a commitment to seeing the Gospel permeate the island.

Syrians weather earthquakes after decades of devastation

For Syrians, the world has been crumbling for years, and this February’s earthquakes added mounds to the existing literal and figurative rubble of a nation torn apart by the internal strife of civil war.

Easter video from missionary leads to long-term discipleship of teenager

A stranger slid into Carina Beaty’s Instagram DMs. The message would open not just chat windows but doors to discipleship Carina couldn’t have imagined when she and her husband decided to open their apartment windows three years ago.

Refugee journeys from jungles to gangs to Baptist children’s homes in Oklahoma

Lun’s journey from hiding in the jungle in a Southeast Asian country to working at the Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children is a journey of the Holy Spirit’s protection and guidance.

Ukrainian believers find fellowship, purpose in church

To the left of the congregation of Ukrainian refugees, freshly fallen snow weighs down the fir trees outside the window. To the right, the mirror plays a cruel trick — it gives the illusion of twice as many people as there are.