NEW ORLEANS (BP) – This month, members of Lakeshore Church may wake up to find a shadowy figure in their front yard. There won’t be cause for alarm, though. In fact, their response can go toward providing Good News around the world – a whole lot of it, in fact.
The Worthy family recognizes the importance of investing in relationships in the Italian culture. For more than 17 years, Charlie and Shannon Worthy have invested their lives and ministry in Italy as IMB missionaries.
Throughout its 175-year history, Southern Baptists' missions agency has maintained an uninterrupted witness among the nations, in spite of famine, war and civil unrest. This commitment has not come without sacrifice.
The 2020 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering goal is $175 million. That number is significant because 2020 marks the 175th anniversary of Southern Baptists sending workers to the nations.
A small group of men boards a single-engine Cessna. A little more than two hours later, they land on a small airstrip deep in the Amazon rainforest. From there, they board a boat and settle in for the ride. Their destination, an isolated village of a tribe called the Akawa*, is still more than seven hours away.
This November I am re-reading one of my favorite books, To the Golden Shore: The Life of Adoniram Judson. Not many books have truly changed my life, but this one has. After reading it in college, I resigned my law studies and went to serve God with the International Mission Board (IMB) as a missionary in Asia. I haven’t picked that book up in 30 years until just a few weeks ago. I’m glad that I did.
“Today was a glorious day,” Dr. Doug Derbyshire said, a smile spreading across his face. A patient committed their life to Christ that day at a mobile medical clinic in rural Thailand.
After living in Croatia for more than 22 years, missionary Eric Maroney understands why some people describe life and ministry as difficult in this part of Europe. He has witnessed the reluctance of people to believe the truth of the Gospel and has endured the skepticism toward evangelical churches. Only one Baptist church stands in western Zagreb – an area of 250,000 people – where Eric’s team lives and works.
Hundreds of thousands of boys sleep on the streets in Kenya. These children are marginalized, beaten, sexually abused and arrested. Many Kenyans regard them as worthless and not to be trusted. Kenyans call these boys “trash eaters.”
Leaders of the national Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) are executing a plan to send hand-written appeals to 20,000 Southern Baptist churches to encourage every church to give to the annual Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.