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IMB partners with 140 international Baptist conventions in fulfilling Great Commission

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) – The International Mission Board’s 175 years of ministry among the nations has resulted in the formation of 140 Baptist conventions and unions in 73 countries.

Brazilian Baptist leader: Ministry multiplies through prayer

RIO DE JANEIRO (BP) – It’s 6 p.m. and Fernando Brandão, executive director of the National Mission Board (JMN) of the Brazilian Baptist Convention, heads into the most important meeting of the day. This standing event occurs Monday through Friday for one hour, with the exception of the last Friday of every month, when six hours are blocked off. Brandão and the JMN team are there to pray.

IMB missionaries equip churches to stay on task during Missions College event

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) – Online participants representing Southern Baptist churches joined IMB leadership and missionaries in the eighth annual Missions College Jan. 6-7. The two-night event, hosted by IMB’s American Peoples Affinity, included encouragement for churches to stay focused on the task of reaching the lost through short-term missions opportunities and becoming effective in training and sending missionaries.

Worldwide missions persists amid pandemic

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) – The International Mission Board (IMB) started off 2020 with a historic announcement: the joining of Southern Baptists' national and international compassions ministries under one umbrella: Send Relief.

Missionaries in Uganda stay committed to a difficult field

UGANDA (BP) – When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down much of the world, residents of remote islands in Lake Victoria got the latest news from the village loudspeaker. One pastor seized the opportunity to preach over that loudspeaker twice a week, to around 700 people within earshot.

FIRST-PERSON: A letter from IMB President Paul Chitwood

Dear Church Family, It’s been a difficult year and, we’d all agree, it still is. That’s as true for our Southern Baptist overseas missionaries as it is for the rest of us.

Refugees in South Africa overcome fear to seek faith

In a pitch-black room, David and Julie Yngsdal sat down to study the Bible with David and Zawadi, a refugee couple. The Yngsdals serve with the IMB among refugee communities in Durban, South Africa.

FIRST-PERSON: How a text message deepened my compassion for refugees

“Hello.” I woke to this message on my phone. The sender didn’t give their name or any further message. I was reluctant to respond to a message from an unknown person, but I felt God saying, “Go ahead. Talk to this person.”

SBC DIGEST: GuideStone welcomes presidential recommendations; Missionaries give $800K to Lottie

GuideStone presidential search committee welcomes additional recommendations; IMB missionaries and staff give more than $800,000 to LMCO.