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IMB joins Japanese Christians for Olympics outreach, despite reduced crowds

Caroline Anderson, IMB
June 10 2021

Every four years, athletes and spectators descend on the cities hosting the Olympic games. Historically, volunteer teams from U.S. churches have also journeyed to the Olympics and played active roles in both the Summer and Winter Olympics ministry strategies of International Mission Board (IMB) missionaries and national partners... read more

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IMB ramps up efforts to reach ‘500 new missionaries’ target

IMB Staff
June 10 2021

In January 2020, International Mission Board (IMB) President Paul Chitwood announced 2025 targets built around the IMB’s vision and mission to engage unreached people and places in the next five years... read more

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160 dead in Burkina Faso in escalating religious terrorism

Diana Chandler, Baptist Press
June 09 2021

Jihadists are blamed for killing 160 people in Burkina Faso in a prolonged weekend attack among the latest in violent religious persecution in Africa’s Sahel region. Government and nongovernmental leaders there blame the Islamic State regional affiliate, the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS), for the attack, although no one has claimed responsibility... read more

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Georgia Baptists helping COVID-19 victims in India

Baptist Press Staff
June 08 2021

Heartbreaking images from India show human suffering on a scale beyond anything most people have ever seen as the COVID-19 pandemic races through a nation of 1.3 billion people. Hospitals are full and can’t accept more patients... read more

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Atheist accepts Jesus in public confession of faith in Kenya

Diana Chandler, Baptist Press
June 08 2021

“Praise God. God is good all the time,” Seth Mahiga proclaimed at the altar of Life Church International in Nairobi, Kenya. Just two days earlier he announced his resignation as general secretary of the Atheists in Kenya Society... read more