International

War in eastern Ukraine aids church planting in the west

February 27 2015 by Marc Ira Hooks, IMB Communications

One year after the Euromaidan Revolution on Kiev’s Independence Square thousands came this weekend to memorialize “The Heavenly Hundred” – those who lost their lives during last February’s bloody protests. At the same time prayer services were being held, a new church was being birthed across town as 16 people gathered for worship ...

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Islamic jihad, in many forms, ‘gaining ground’

February 27 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press

Many in western democracies are blind to radical Islam’s threat to their security and cultural values, speakers said at a day-long discussion of Islam during the National Religious Broadcasters International Christian Media Convention. The threat Islam poses stems not merely from a radical fringe but from central doctrines of the Muslim faith …

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Teamwork yields spiritual fruit in East Asia

February 26 2015 by Caroline Anderson, IMB Communications

This winter, two volunteers were part of four short-term volunteer teams who shared the gospel with more than 3,500 people and led 242 to follow Jesus Christ. In a region once known as missions-sending Antioch, local believers are following up with those who put their faith in Christ.

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Apex church partners with IMB, brings gospel to migrants

February 16 2015 by Paige Turner & Leah Zamora, IMB

A mission team from Salem Baptist Church in Apex, N.C. spent 30 days in concentrated prayer as they planned to visit the migrants in Thailand and the missionaries that serve them. Kim Powell said she prayed for God to “push back the darkness” during the month leading up to her trip.

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Fla., Cuban Baptists offer hope

February 16 2015 by Barbara Denman, Florida Baptist Convention

As the United States turns its attention to restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba, Florida Baptists continue to work alongside its neighbors 90 miles to the south maintaining relationships built during the past 18 years.The partnership between the Western Cuba and Florida Baptist Convention was established in 1997 …

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Fear of Islamic terrorism on rise, Pew reports

February 11 2015 by Baptist Press staff

Amid the controversy President Obama stirred with comments at the National Prayer Breakfast regarding Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and Boko Haram violence, the Pew Research Center has highlighted statistics showing a rising fear against terrorism in the Middle East and Africa.

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Kentucky church adopts Andean farming community

February 10 2015 by Elaine Gaston, IMB Connecting

A Kentucky church chose a place in Peru so small that full-time missionaries would not strategically be able to live there. It is a village that would, for all practical purposes, be under the radar of the “big picture” of reaching Peru for Christ.

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After escaping, former child slave blossoms under loving care

February 2 2015 by BGR news

To the people who bought her, Bornali* was nothing more than a workhorse. They forced her to clean a construction zone, wash dishes and care for children and animals. She still bears physical and emotional scars from her abuse, but now she can live in the manner for which she was created.

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Single and afraid, missionary finds courage to work in Amazon

February 2 2015 by Laura Fielding, IMB media

International Mission Board missionary was uncertain about entering the mission field as a single woman, and also about living in the Amazon. But after Kathy prayed for unreached people groups in the Amazon jungle for 10 years, God showed her that’s exactly where He wanted her to be.

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Despite Boko Haram, gospel impacts Nigeria

January 30 2015 by Baptist Press staff

As Boko Haram militants continue to attack Nigeria and threaten neighboring countries, Christian workers there say the gospel is going forth and impacting receptive hearts. Nigerians continue to seek peace in the midst of the country’s struggles, according to Christian workers.

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