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SBC DIGEST: Gateway professor Lisa Hoff dies; IMB workers focus on prayer

Lisa Hoff, Gateway Seminary professor and former missionary, died Monday (Sept 21) after a sudden illness. She was 51. In 2012, a church in Texas committed to pray for an unengaged people group in Northern Africa, even knowing they would not have access to much, if any, information or updates.

11-year-old’s challenge to give $32 to IMB raises $13,000 – and counting

EAST ASIA (BP) – Abby Cavanaugh* had grown up hearing the story of how Jesus multiplied a little boy’s lunch to feed a whole crowd. But on Sept. 15, she got a whole new look at how He can take small gifts and make them grow.

Missionaries work toward long-term partnership with Portuguese leaders

PORTUGAL (BP) – In 2017, IMB workers Mark and Hannah Bustrum attended a retreat with missionaries from the region and invited national partners to participate. For more than a decade they had worked to strengthen relationships with Portuguese believers, but inviting them to this retreat was about more than building or maintaining those relationships.  

FIRST-PERSON: Thoughts on (soul) winning with Bobby Bowden

“Is winning everything?” I asked. “No. But winning is important. If you don’t win, they fire you,” replied Coach Bowden.

IMB, Barna Group discuss engagement of next generation in global missions

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) – The International Mission Board joined with Barna Group for an online workshop titled The Future of Missions. The workshop, hosted virtually on Wednesday (Sept. 2), included IMB President Paul Chitwood, IMB staff and Barna Group representatives. Nearly 1,000 people joined the online event from around the world.

Baptists known for excellent medical care in Indonesia

KEDIRI, Indonesia (BP) – Southern Baptists have a long history in medical missions and have continued to bring hope and healing during the COVID-19 crisis. Field workers around the world use hospitals and clinics as ministry centers to serve communities and offer physical and spiritual healthcare.

Central Asian rejects fortune telling, chooses faith

CENTRAL ASIA (BP) -- Anim* remembers the day when an old fortune teller told her mother that Anim had the gift of sight.

IMB issues statement regarding Aderholt investigation

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- The International Mission Board (IMB) has issued a statement which it says clarifies and corrects previous statements made by the IMB that appeared in articles published in July 2018 in Baptist Press.

SBC DIGEST: IMB’s next 100 years; NAMB launches racial reconciliation resource

IMB’s oldest living missionary emeritus discusses vision for next 100 years; NAMB launches "Undivided: More than a Hashtag," designed to assist church leaders and their congregations as they navigate conversations about race.

Retirees continue to train leaders in South Asia and Latin America

DICKSON, Tenn. (BP) -- Derick and Celia Cobb* traveled from Tennessee to South Asia to Latin America, training local leaders who would, in turn, train others. The retirees have made multiple trips as volunteers to partner with Chase and Rita Tozer*, IMB workers in South Asia.