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Sharing Lottie’s legacy with a new generation

Amy Whitfield first heard the name Lottie Moon as a child, and she learned more about Lottie’s life and ministry over the years, thanks, in part, to the annual missions offering that bears her name.

‘International member care’ helps churches stay connected to missionaries

HELEN, Ga. (BP) — Missionaries are rightly celebrated and honored prior to leaving for the field. However, the challenges of settling into their ministry assignment and cultivating ongoing effectiveness can be overlooked by churches.

South Carolina pastors, SBC leaders promote African missions

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (BP) – The power, energy and conviction of the Swahili prayers of the African women remain in the memory of Southern Baptist executive Charles Grant months after he joined South Carolina pastors on a mission vision tour to three African hubs.

Christian aid worker and daughter kidnapped in Haiti

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (BP) -- A woman from New Hampshire who works for a Christian nonprofit organization in Haiti and her young daughter have been reported as kidnapped as the U.S. State Department issued a "do not travel advisory" in the country and ordered nonemergency personnel to leave there amid growing security concerns.

USC researchers use AI to help translate Bible into very rare languages

(RNS) — Out of the 7,100 languages that exist, the Bible has been translated into more than 700, making it the most-translated book in the world. Yet, those remaining languages — many of them extremely rare — have vexed Bible translators for decades. Two scientists are looking to new advancements in artificial intelligence to help close the gap.

Seminary students engage international summer mission trips

NASHVILLE (BP) – It’s one thing to learn about missions in a classroom, but it’s a totally different experience to share the Gospel face to face with those who’ve never heard. Though summer has barely begun, students from Southern Baptist seminaries have already had that experience.

Southern Baptists unite at Falls Creek to pursue lostness

DAVIS, Okla. (BP) – The new interactive Missions Trail at Falls Creek Conference Center officially opened May 10 with 50 people bowing their heads in prayer. Attendees gathered at the trailhead and asked God to work in the lives of tens of thousands of students who will trek through Falls Creek’s Centennial Garden this summer. They also thanked God for a unique partnership that brought this missions trail to life.

Ukrainians, Southern Baptists connect amid war in Gospel-based online ESL group

CHERNIHIV, Ukraine (BP) – As Russia declared war on Ukraine, Eunege and his wife Julia rushed to buy a car as their vehicle of escape from Chernihiv, ground zero of the onslaught.

Black History Month: Former slave David George was first Baptist missionary to Africa

David George (1742-1810) spent much of his life as a refugee. He endured beatings, hunger, persecution, poverty, loneliness, harsh environments and war. Yet by God’s grace, he blazed a trail that thousands have followed.

Missionary home is joint effort of BGCT, SWBTS, Texas WMU

FORTH WORTH, Texas (BP) – When Mary’s House recently opened its doors to provide a fully furnished residence for a missionary family, it marked a dream come true for Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas and the World Missions Center at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. In 2019, Brent Ray – then director of the World Missions […]