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Malaria vaccine may enable wider spread of Gospel

HENRICO, Va. (BP) – A newly approved malaria vaccine for children may help Southern Baptists spread the Gospel in sub-Saharan Africa and other regions where the mosquito-borne infection is most active.

32 conversions catalyze new work in ‘Nazareth of Europe’

Lamar Schubert* entered a house in the Moldovan countryside and found a grandmother who was exhausted from dealing with her unruly granddaughter. She was raising the teen alone and said she was a “handful.”

SBC DIGEST: Texas church honors retiring pastor with missions gift; Chaplain receives hero’s welcome at NOBTS

Texas church donates to IMB in honor of pastor’s retirement; NOBTS professor, military chaplain returns after year of deployment.

Baptists respond with compassion, prayer and peacemaking to Nigerian conflicts

Nigeria is increasingly in the news, and not for its tourist attractions. Headlines amplify the spiral of hatred, civil unrest, violence, kidnapping and destruction that is “spinning out of control” in many parts of the African nation, according to some observers. IMB missionaries serving in West Africa are aware of how complicated the news-making situations […]

Church planter’s ministry pivots during height of pandemic

Donning full COVID-19 protective gear – two sets of gloves, a mask, a plastic face shield and a hazmat-style jumpsuit – Rusty Ford, a church planter in Seville, Spain, entered a nursing home in crisis during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

LMCO total exceeds goal, reflects commitment to be a Great Commission people

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) – As the International Mission Board closes the 2020-21 financial books, it expects to report a Lottie Moon Christmas Offering total of $177.6 million.

Medicine on mission is not one size fits all

John Dina’s job description isn’t medicine as missions, but he sees his work in community development in Mozambique as one way of doing healthcare missions.

IMB trustees appoint 36 missionaries, celebrate best financial year in history

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) – International Mission Board trustees approved the appointment of 36 full-time, fully funded personnel to take the Gospel to unreached people and places during their Sept. 29-30 meeting near Richmond.

Serve with boldness is theme of IMB’s Sending Celebration for new missionaries

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) – Grayson Marshall’s passion for the nations ignited after a mission trip to Nicaragua. But during his first trip to Japan, “I felt the lostness and brokenness of a people who needed a Savior and felt drawn to go back,” he says.

IMB calling for a movement of generosity to spur missions giving

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) – In efforts to promote a “movement of generosity among those who support the International Mission Board,” the IMB has developed unique ways to facilitate giving, said Chris Kennedy, IMB’s chief advancement officer.