[SLIDESHOW=39419,39420,39421,39422,39423,39424,39425,39426,39427,39428,39429,39434,39435,39436,39437,39438,39439]RICHMOND (BP) — For many reflecting back on key moments of 2014, there are certain images that are not easily forgotten:
— Syrian refugees who escaped death with nothing but the clothes on their backs.
— “Faithful,” an Iraqi Christian woman who was asked by her now deceased daughter to forgive her murderers.
— Former International Mission Board President Tom Elliff passing the torch to incoming President David Platt, the youngest man to hold the position.
These images are among the top photographs selected from thousands taken by International Mission Board photographers last year. The world experienced untold suffering during the year. Evil, hatred and lostness spread darkness in many places. But IMB workers and their partners were there, easing pain, bringing light and hope, lifting the name of Jesus and extending His love to the nations. These images show people being touched by the light — and others who still need touching.
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