November 20 2014 by
Kate Gregory, IMB/Baptist Press
When pastor Tony Mathews returned from Africa, he made it his mission to enlist other African-American pastors in missions trips, knowing from personal experience how enriching a pastor's personal involvement in international missions could be to a local church.
November 20 2014 by
Jon Gerwig, an IMB missionary, came to East Asia in 2004 to work with the Iron Pea* people group, which had no known churches and only a handful of believers. He and his coworkers use a new method of ministry called “Scripture planting,” which integrates Bible translation with real-time church planting, evangelism and discipleship.
November 18 2014 by
Tess Rivers, International Mission Board,
More than a quarter of a million dollars – $277,217.92 – was collected at a summer gathering of 240 International Mission Board (IMB) families serving among American people groups around the world. Of the total, $125,000 came from outside donations while $152,217.92 came from IMB missionaries.
November 17 2014 by
International Mission Board, Baptist Press
Before becoming International Mission Board missionaries, a couple from Florida went to the Dominican Republic on their own as self-supported missionaries. They struggled to provide for their family of five. Now funded through the Cooperative Program and the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions…
November 13 2014 by
Baptist Global Relief
Nov. 7 was the one-year anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan, the category five storm possessing winds of up to 235 miles per hour – 6,300 people died and 4.1 million were displaced. In the past year, Baptist Global Response conducted many projects on affected islands, including rebuilding schools and homes.
November 11 2014 by
Stepping onto American soil Nov. 8 for the first time in two years, Korean American missionary Kenneth Bae thanked supporters for their prayers during his two years’ of imprisonment in North Korea because of his faith in Jesus. North Korea also released Matthew Todd Miller, who was serving…
November 10 2014 by
Beth Vaughan, IMB/Baptist Press
International Mission Board missionaries, Pam and Wayne Jenkins, arrived in December 1982 when people were being sent to jail in East Germany for openly sharing the gospel. It was nearly six years later when the Berlin Wall fell on Nov. 9, 1989.
November 7 2014 by
Shawn Hendricks, Baptist Press
Many concerned Baptist organizations have turned to an organization based in Pinehurst, Idaho, called Fort Sherman Academy for safety training. It’s president, David Dose, is a former Department of Defense consultant and instructor who has helped train government, corporate and faith-based groups how to handle travel risks.
November 6 2014 by
Anne Harman, International Mission Board
Drawn by tens of thousands of Deaf people who live in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with no church to call their own, a small group from Louisville Baptist Deaf Church recently traveled to the capital city to investigate how God could use them to share His gospel.
October 29 2014 by
Staff/Morning Star News
Behnam Irani, Abdolreza Ali-Haghnejad and Reza Rabbani, all leaders in the Church of Iran, were sentenced Oct. 19 for “action against national security” and “creating a network to overthrow the system” – what human rights defenders say are catch-all terms the Islamist government uses to suppress Christians and political opponents it perceives as threat.