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FIRST PERSON: Over 33 years, through it all, God faithfully sustained us

ROCKVILLE, Va. (BP)--When we left Ridgecrest Baptist Conference Center in December 1968, after 16 weeks of orientation, we could not have conceived of all the experiences we would have over three decades of pursuing our missionary calling.

261 decisions in Argentina launch soul-winning campaign

USHUAIA, Argentina (BP)–On a windswept hill overlooking Ushuaia, Argentina, the world’s southernmost city, a team of Baptist missionaries and pastors gathered to pray at a monument to pioneer missionary Allen Gardiner. Inspired by a vision of multitudes coming to Christ in the region, their petitions launched a series of prayer walks, visitation and evangelistic rallies […]

In city at ‘end of the earth,’ prayer walkers see God work

USHUAIA, Argentina (BP)–He had never been prayed for. He had never known Jesus loved him — until a group of Baptist prayer walkers told him. The man had noticed the group the day before, on a hill overlooking the city of Ushuaia, Argentina, the world’s southernmost city. The next day, they were back. But this […]

Victims of Bolivian wildfires receive aid, hope from Baptists

ASCENSION DE GUARAYOS, Bolivia (BP)–Southern Baptist missionaries and Bolivian Baptists are witnessing and ministering to at least 3,000 left homeless by wildfires. The fires, usually set in August by farmers and ranchers clearing land for cultivation, got out of hand because of drier than usual weather and a shift in wind direction. Some 700 homes […]

Response to gospel in Honduras unprecedented, missionary says

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (BP)–“In 32 years of missionary service, this is the most unprecedented thing I have ever seen. We have people coming not asking for food or a building but asking us to bring the Word of God to them,” says Max Furr. Furr, a North Carolina native appointed to missionary service in 1967, coordinates […]

Baptists record thousands of decisions in Rio outreach

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (BP)–As the full moon rose over the rim of Maracana Stadium, evangelist Sammy Tippit pleaded with the unsaved among the 50,000 people assembled to accept Christ. When Tippit led those who wished to accept Christ in a prayer, the voices of those repeating the prayer swept the stadium, one of the […]

Spiritual Hand-to-Hand Combat in Haiti

A seminary ministry team received hands-on experience in spiritual warfare as they worked in Haiti in evangelism and church planting during a ten-day trip in January. Led by Ron Rogers, associate professor of missions from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, nine student volunteers worked with International Mission Board missionary Jim Ziler and Haitian Baptists to establish […]

Seminarians learn of spiritual warfare in battling voodoo at Haitian temple

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (BP)–A hands-on experience in spiritual warfare was received by a team from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary as they worked in Haiti in evangelism and church planting during a 10-day trip in January. Led by Ron Rogers, associate professor of missions, the nine student volunteers worked with International Mission Board missionary Jim Ziler and […]

Beach outreach brings 53 Brazilians to Christ

SALVADOR, Brazil (BP)–Brazilians like to flock to the beach whenever there’s a holiday. This past October, there were two such opportunities — Children’s Day and the Day of the Deceased, which is similar to Memorial Day in the United States. International Mission Board missionary Danny Callis and a group of Brazilian Baptist partners took advantage […]

Volunteer finds unique way to finance her missions trip

LAKE WORTH, Fla. (BP)–Uruguay is a long way from the United States, even from south Florida. It costs a lot to go there as a missions volunteer. So when Floridian Linda Kilby decided she wanted to be part of a group of volunteers going to the South American country, her biggest problem was how to […]