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FIRST-PERSON: Why we do missions as a family

Once, my wife and I attended a lecture with our then three-year-old son. The speaker was a possible Nobel Prize candidate, and we were at a prestigious university. Our very extroverted son saw one of our friends quietly coming in late and innocently, but boldly and loudly, greeted her with an affectionate term meaning “auntie.”  The lecturer, a bit stunned, stopped for a moment and all eyes turned to us. Our son, the only child at the lecture, was smiling and waving to our friend summoning her to come. I prayed, “Oh God, what did I do by bringing him here? Help me!”

God works among persecuted refugees, provides permanent resettlement

Tears streamed down Kara’s* face as she shared with her sewing class that her family declared her dead – disowning her because of her choice to follow Jesus. Her family told her she is “lucky to be so far away.”

SBC DIGEST: SBC EC holds ‘solemn assembly’; Pandemic leads to Gospel opportunities in Panama

At ‘solemn assembly,’ Executive Committee to focus on God’s will, nothing else; WEEK OF PRAYER UPDATE: Panamanian Christians see 42 new believers.

North African convert used as ‘mouthpiece of God’

For Jason and Allison Cook* history does repeat itself. Like Philip in the Bible, the Cooks obeyed God’s call on their life and traveled to another land. After living and working in Northern Africa for several years, the couple remains thankful for the Southern Baptist churches who faithfully support international missionaries.

SBC DIGEST: Resources available to help observe special emphasis Sundays

The SBC’s Ethics & Religious Commission has made available a bulletin insert for churches that will observe Sanctity of Human Life Sunday Jan. 16.

Tennessee church presents Chitwood with $100,000 for Lottie offering

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (BP) – First Baptist Concord in Knoxville, Tenn., presented International Mission Board President Paul Chitwood with a special check for $100,000 toward the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering during a special service Wednesday night (Jan. 5).

For those called to Go, IMB wants to send

Jim works full time as an accountant in a global city. During his free time, he works with a missionary team to help them reach people with the Gospel. He serves with the IMB as a part-time professional.

Southern Baptists celebrate 100 years of partnership in Romania

This year, the Baptist Theological Institute (ITB), in Bucharest, Romania, celebrated 100 years of existence and partnership with Southern Baptists. From vision-casting to sending personnel, Southern Baptists have walked alongside Romanian Baptists. The plot of land the institute sits on and the buildings that house it were purchased with Southern Baptist money, some of which was raised by members of Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) who sold eggs collected on Sunday mornings.

International Mission Board celebrates generosity, God’s faithfulness in 2021

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) – As we look back on 2021, we see that each of our top stories point to the commitment of Southern Baptists toward our mission and vision. Southern Baptists, we thank you for partnering with us for another year to pray, give, go and send so that the Revelation 7:9 vision will […]

Nigerian church gives from heart to aid tornado victims

When a small, poor Nigerian church heard about the devastation of the Dec. 11 tornadoes in Kentucky, they were filled with compassion and a desire to help.