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2010: IMB photos reveal world in need

RICHMOND, Va. (BP)–In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus vowed that when He returns, He will ask His followers if they helped the hungry and thirsty, the naked and the sick, the strangers and the prisoners.

“Truly I say to you, to the extent you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me,” Jesus said (Matthew 25:40b, NASB).

If He had spoken in the year 2010 rather than the first century, perhaps He might have expressed it this way:

“Did you comfort and feed the earthquake survivors victims of Haiti or the flood victims of Pakistan? Did you visit the homeless boy sniffing glue on a train platform in India? Did you search out the people all over the world who have never heard of Me? Did you befriend the followers of other religions — or no religion — who don’t know that I am Lord? Did you encourage My persecuted children who are suffering for My sake?”

Southern Baptist workers and their ministry partners did all those things during the course of last year. And International Mission Board photographers were with them. Visit a slideshow at http://bit.ly/e8Rk0A and revisit some of the places and people they touched in 2010, a year that witnessed great human suffering — and glimpses of hope.
Compiled by International Mission Board communications staff.

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