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SBC DIGEST: OBU launches Elliff Center for Missions; Mission:Dignity boosted in Mississippi

Oklahoma Baptist University launches Tom Elliff Center for Missions; Mission:Dignity recipients in Mississippi to receive extra check in 2022

Nigeria remains deadliest nation for Christians

NORTHEAST NIGERIA(BP) – Watching Boko Haram behead her Christian father and leave her brother for dead in their Nigerian village has strengthened the faith of Manga, who practices Christianity in the deadliest nation for believers.

‘Living inside the cage’: Afghanistan tops Christian persecution list

SANTA ANA, Calif. (BP) – The Christian refugee hopped on one of the last flights out of Afghanistan to save his life and family. Since the Taliban regained rule there, Christians are hunted down and killed.

Romanian man visits American pastor who led him to faith 30 years earlier

ROANOKE, Va. (BP) – While staying at her parents’ house in Virginia, Cyndi Logsdon did not expect to receive encouragement from a surprise guest, said.

CROSS conference reaches young adults at pivotal time in life

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) – Thousands of young adults ages 18-25 heard about the importance of missions and the local church this week during the 2021 CROSS Conference. 

Southern Baptists celebrate 100 years of partnership in Romania

This year, the Baptist Theological Institute (ITB), in Bucharest, Romania, celebrated 100 years of existence and partnership with Southern Baptists. From vision-casting to sending personnel, Southern Baptists have walked alongside Romanian Baptists. The plot of land the institute sits on and the buildings that house it were purchased with Southern Baptist money, some of which was raised by members of Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) who sold eggs collected on Sunday mornings.

Family of nine uproot, make a new ministry home 1,000 miles north

STOWE, Vt. (BP) – Gerald Hunt was a Georgia kid with an interest in Vermont, a land way above the Mason-Dixon line where hockey is more popular than college football and bread stuffing replaces cornbread dressing on holiday dinner tables.

Church agency: Captive missionaries made daring escape

CROIX-DE-BOUQUETS, Haiti (AP) -- Captive missionaries in Haiti found freedom last week by making a daring overnight escape, eluding their kidnappers and walking for miles over difficult, moonlit terrain with an infant and other children in tow, according to the agency they work for, officials said Monday.

Historic commitment signed to send missionaries from Asia to Africa

On Oct. 29 in Kenya, IMB missionaries serving in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Asian Pacific Rim signed a memorandum of understanding solidifying the sending of missionaries from Asia to serve in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Kentucky pastor leads others to ministry amid Scotland housing projects

BARDSTOWN, Ky. (BP) – Matthew Spandler-Davison didn’t grow up in a Christian family. But, despite the distance, the Kentucky pastor is helping others minister in what he calls “the least-reached parts” of his native Scotland.