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Baptists respond with compassion, prayer and peacemaking to Nigerian conflicts

Nigeria is increasingly in the news, and not for its tourist attractions. Headlines amplify the spiral of hatred, civil unrest, violence, kidnapping and destruction that is “spinning out of control” in many parts of the African nation, according to some observers. IMB missionaries serving in West Africa are aware of how complicated the news-making situations […]

Llegar hasta el borde de la perdición

Mateo 24:14 registra estas palabras de nuestro Señor: “Y este evangelio del reino se predicará en todo el mundo como testimonio a todas las naciones, y entonces vendrá el fin”.

Riding the rails at 50 mph, IMB missionaries circle the city in prayer

TOKYO (BP) -- Have you ever been to a prayer meeting that went 50 miles an hour? International Mission Board missionaries in Japan go to one every Tuesday morning.

Theological training – How it’s leading to church growth in West Africa

TOGO, West Africa (BP) -- "How do we become a healthy, biblical church?" That was the question two Togolese men had for IMB missionary Trevor Yoakum.

IMB to host MedAdvance conference in Texas in August

Registration is still open for the 2021 MedAdvance conference, hosted by the International Mission Board. The conference will be held at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, Aug. 5-7.

IMB celebrates work of Deaf Pathway Global

In 2020, Deaf people numbered nearly 70 million people around the world. Of those, 1,444 Deaf people die every day without Christ, according to IMB’s 2020 Annual Statistical Report. Most Deaf people around the world have none of the Bible in their heart sign language.

Church and coffee plants grow side-by-side

In 1984, Goh’s family transitioned from growing opium to coffee, from sickness to health – and from spirit and idol worship to worshiping the one true God.

FIRST-PERSON: The Good Samaritan

Thad didn’t have a choice. He commuted on foot to work each night, and his route took him through a dangerous section of town and down a darkened block with a broken streetlight. His whole body tensed for about three minutes as he passed that way, nerves jumpy, ears alert. But they were as quiet as cats the night they attacked him, and he never heard them coming. In the darkest spot on the street, a hand grabbed his shoulders and pulled him into the alley.

Nationals see divine intervention amidst persistent persecution

During the height of a civil war, persecution was rampant and ruthless where IMB worker Edwin Hayes* serves. While visiting a local pastor/church planter to see how he could help, Hayes heard the story of a pastor and his wife. He left humbled, wondering what he could possibly do to help a couple with such tested faith.

Virginia Church maintains relationship with Lesotho people group during pandemic

ROANOKE, Va. – Despite the travel limitations imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, First Baptist Church of Roanoke, Va., maintained its relationship with a particular people group in Lesotho, Africa and is gearing up to return as soon as mission teams are able.