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New Send Conference special guests, additional seating capacity announced

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) – The International Mission Board (IMB) and North American Mission Board (NAMB) announced new speakers and worship leaders for the 2021 Send Conference June 13-14, which will precede the Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting in Nashville. Additional seating has also opened up for parts of the conference that had reached capacity before the move to the Music City Center.

IMB introduces Church Connections

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) – What would happen if the more than 47,000 churches in the Southern Baptist Convention were directly connected to International Mission Board missionaries and actively engaged in fulfilling the Great Commission?

Former Hands On student leads anti-trafficking organization in Italy

At age 15, Cristhina Danies knew God was calling her to work with women and children overseas who were victims of wars, human trafficking and exploitation.

Baptists in Panama continue history of donations to the LMCO

La Unión Femenil Bautista Misionera Helen Stuart donated $1,180.88 to the 2020 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering (LMCO). The group is a part of the Baptist Convention of Panama’s Woman’s Missionary Union and has faithfully donated to the International Mission Board for many years.

Missionary kid turned Journeyman remains steadfast after mother’s death

In March 2020, Sophia Roberts* was scheduled to fly to Southeast Asia to begin her term with IMB’s Journeyman program. As she was signing the contract on the sale of her car, her phone lit up with the news that her next day flights were canceled.

Timing proves critical to sharing Gospel with refugees

ATHENS (BP) – Time is never a guarantee when Christians meet a refugee in Greece. They may have years, months, weeks or just hours to share the hope that is found in Jesus.

Women strengthen one another in missionary partnership

SOUTH ASIA (BP) – Missionary Liz Karwood* reports that in the area where she serves, the lostness can feel staggering. She understands that her team can’t even begin to reach the 25 million Muslims in her region without involving other believers. She also understands that “God is working and is bigger than the task in front of us.”

Mississippi doctor uses skills overseas

NEW ALBANY, Miss. (BP) – Dr. Justin Lohmeier had no idea how valuable his skills as a healthcare professional could be when he was first presented the opportunity to volunteer overseas with the International Mission Board.

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering hits cumulative $5 billion

International Mission Board leaders are celebrating a monumental milestone in Southern Baptist life: On March 31, 2021, the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering surpassed $5 billion total gifts since collection to send missionaries to China began in 1888. 

Hospitality house in Central Asia meets physical and spiritual needs

CENTRAL ASIA (BP) – Snow shuts down half of this province in the winter. Where a person is when the immobilizing snow hits is where they will be until the spring. This inability to travel has dangerous and sometimes deadly consequences for people living in remote areas who need healthcare.