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Black pastor fellowship launches global initiative to African diaspora

JAMAICA (BP) – A short-term mission trip to Jamaica was reminiscent of home for Horacio Hall, founding pastor of Faithway Baptist Church in Virginia Beach, Va.

Missionary couple killed by gunmen in Haiti, police say

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) – A U.S. missionary couple was shot and killed by criminal gang members in Haiti's capital after they were abducted while leaving a youth group activity held at a local church, according to a police official and a religious group.

Nashville churches step up to care for nations in their backyards

NASHVILLE (BP) – Brett pulled up to the unassuming farmhouse situated in the rolling hills of Tennessee with a box of winter supplies and clothes donated by local churches. He expected a language barrier with the Arabic speakers. The residents of the house were Egyptians who trace their Christian roots to the first century.

Students urged to leverage their lives for the Gospel at SEBTS Global Missions Week

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) – This year’s Go Conference, part of Global Missions Week at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and The College at Southeastern, called hundreds of college-aged students to leverage their lives for the Great Commission.

Florida church expands outreach to all 7 continents

ST. JOHNS, Fla. (BP) – With a recent mission trip to Australia, Fruit Cove Baptist Church in North Florida has reached its goal of extending its missions footprint to all seven continents.

Heroic pioneer missionary forgotten over mental illness

NASHVILLE (BP) – Thomas Jefferson Bowen was the first Southern Baptist missionary to focus on winning Muslims to Christ and the first missionary sent by the convention to Central or South America, but generations have not known his name.

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.