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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.

Journeyman experiences God at work among Thailand’s Deaf

When Sarah Mitchell first moved to Bangkok, Thailand, to serve as a Journeyman to the Deaf with the International Mission Board, it was the first time she’d ever lived anywhere besides the house where she grew up.

EDITORIAL: La imagen de Dios es nuestra identidad y define quiénes somos

¿Quién soy? ¿Quién eres? ¿Quiénes somos? Estas son las preguntas básicas que definen nuestra identidad y nuestras relaciones con los demás. Las respuestas a estas interrogantes determinan nuestro valor y nuestro comportamiento sin importar si estamos conscientes de ellas. Con frecuencia los seres humanos tratamos de encontrar valor y significado en cosas externas ya sean logros profesionales, dinero o propiedades o influencia sobre los demás. La búsqueda de significado se vuelve una aventura interminable para la mayoría de las personas.

SBC DIGEST: Luter on ‘Road to New Orleans;’ NOBTS Mission Week

Luter discusses Katrina, COVID and the city he loves in ‘Road to New Orleans’; NOBTS Missions Week asks ‘Why not you?’

Gateway Seminary to fund short-term mission trips for all students

ONTARIO, Calif. (BP) – Gateway Seminary President Jeff Iorg announced a major gift received by the school to fund short-term mission trips for students. The GoGrant will cover travel, housing, food and tuition costs for one short-term mission trip for master’s and diploma students at Gateway Seminary.

Luter: ‘Authentic racial unity’ goal of Unify Project

NASHVILLE (BP) – An “authentic racial unity” in the Southern Baptist Convention that offers evidence to other sectors of American life of what is possible on the issue is a goal of the Unify Project, Fred Luter, the lone African American to serve as SBC president, told an online audience Thursday (Feb. 9).

In ‘quieter culture,’ ministry after Lunar New Year massacre family-focused

MONTEREY PARK, Calif. (BP) – Pastor Victor Chayasirisobhon likens the Asian Lunar New Year to the traditional American Thanksgiving, complete with “extremely important” family gatherings of love and prayer.

Martin leaving Hawaii-Pacific post for new role at IMB

HONOLULU (BP)—Hawaii-Pacific Baptist Convention state executive director Chris Martin announced Friday (Jan. 6) he is leaving that position effective Feb. 17 to become the director of state, association, and network partnerships at the International Mission Board. Martin had served on the island for the past 18 years—the last nine as executive director.

East Asian believers spread Christmas message in spite of bitter cold

This Christmas season, even sub-zero temperatures have not deterred East Asian Christians from sharing the gospel. One country, in particular, is known for frigid winter weather. In the capital city during December, the average daily low temperature is minus 9 degrees Fahrenheit. 

CP-funded medical care ‘very reassuring’ to missionaries

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) – Johnny and Bonita Kron had been serving as missionaries in South Asia for about 10 years when she needed emergency medical care, including being airlifted to another region. In retrospect, Johnny Kron says his wife is still alive because Southern Baptists provide for their missionaries.