OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BP)–Radio listeners in 13 states can tune in Dec. 16 to a special one-hour program highlighting God’s work around the world through International Mission Board missionaries.
The Bott Radio Network feature will include IMB President Jerry Rankin and Senior Vice President Avery Willis, who will give updates on God’s work through more than 5,500 Southern Baptist missionaries among nearly 1,500 people groups.
In 2002, IMB workers and their Baptist partners recorded 8,369 new churches and 9,862 new outreach points — numbers that represented increases of more than 42 percent over the previous year. IMB workers also recorded 421,436 baptisms during the year, an increase of 8.7 percent over 2001.
Workers in one country recently reported that as many as 900,000 people have decided to follow Jesus in the past three years. In just one district of that country, researchers now count more than 1,000 congregations where five years ago only a handful existed.
The broadcast will air Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 2 p.m. (Central). Harold Hendrick, a Bott radio host in St. Louis and a member of First Baptist Church in Ferguson, Mo., will conduct the interview.
Stations in the Bott network are located in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Tennessee and also can be heard in Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska and California.
Southern Baptist churches across the country are in the midst of their annual International Missions Emphasis, which this year is focusing on the theme, “Follow God’s Purpose,” declaring His greatness among all the nations so they will worship Him.
The emphasis includes a Week of Prayer for missions and the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. The goal for this year’s offering is $133 million.
For more information about the Bott Radio Network, visit http://bottradionetwork.com. For more information about the International Mission Board’s worldwide missions ministries, visit http://ime.imb.org.
Stations in the Bott Radio Network:
St. Louis, Mo. – KSIV 91.5 FM and 1320 AM
Jefferson City/Columbia, Mo. – KMCV 89.9 FM
Springfield/Ozarks, Mo. – KSCV 90.1 FM
Lake of the Ozarks, Mo. – KCRL 90.3 FM
West Central Missouri: KAYX 92.5 FM
Kirksville, Mo. – KLTE 107.9 FM
Memphis, Tenn., Mid-South – WCRV 640 AM
Oklahoma City, Tulsa – KQCV 800 AM and 95.1 FM
Wichita, Kan. – KCVW 94.3 FM
Topeka, Kan. – KCVT 92.5 FM
Fort Wayne, Ind. – WFCV 1090 AM
Kansas City – KCCV 760 AM and 92.3 FM
Lincoln, Neb. – KLCV 88.5 FM
Fresno/Modesto, Calif. – KCIV 99.9 FM