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KANSAS CITY – Fusion, an International Mission Board (IMB) training project, began its training season here on the campus of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MBTS) at the beginning of August, equipping college students to share...

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THIES, Senegal (BP) — Moise Al-Jahani* clutches his green plastic bowl with dirt-crusted hands and shakes its contents side to side. Most street children, like this small boy, end many days with not much more...

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Both Christian missionaries who contracted the Ebola virus while ministering to patients in Liberia have been released from an Atlanta hospital. Kent Brantly, 33, was released Aug 21. The Samaritan’s Purse doctor said at a news...

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KANSAS CITY – E-Tech Missions Founder Jon Moody spent four years (2008-2013) on mission with the International Mission Board (IMB) in Mali, The Ivory Coast, Ghana, and Burkina Faso. During that time he had many...

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David Platt, pastor of The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Ala., has been named the new president of the International Mission Board (IMB). An Aug. 27 IMB news released announced his appointment and said...

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HAVANA, Cuba – Three family members with southern Missouri Baptist church ties joined a group distributing sports equipment and Bibles to Cuba for 13 days in early July. Paul Dudley, a deacon from Hillcrest Baptist,...

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CUBA (BP) – A diverse group of students marked the third opportunity for The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville, Fla., to participate in the ongoing partnership between Baptists in the state and Cuba....

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When Barbara Studt bends down and hugs each child at the small school on Gibitngil island – and not one child escapes her – she whispers in each ear, “Jesus loves you.” They grin, wiggle free...

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Missouri Baptist Convention Communications Team Leader Rob Phillips, who writes The Pathway’s “Once Delivered” column, contended for the faith during a two-day pastor’s conference at Primera Iglesia Bautista (First Baptist Church) here, June 27 –...

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“Over my dead body!” Those were Connie Beckler’s exact words more than seven years ago when she got the phone call that her daughter and son-in-law had committed to international missions. “I prayed for everything...

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There were no flashbulbs or television cameras, only teammates – mostly children half his size and barefoot – who celebrated and mobbed Dane Van Ryckeghem after he assisted in a goal during the game. The...

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  OZARK – The Kingdom Builders mission team from Ridgecrest Baptist Church (RBC) in Springfield erected the frame for a new 1600 square-foot training facility at School to the Nations here during the first week...

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Southern Baptists are advancing, not retreating, as they rally to give more through the Cooperative Program to fuel the Great Commission task, Executive Committee President Frank Page told messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention annual...

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Southern Baptists gave an unprecedented $154 million to the 2013 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions, breaking the record for the largest total in the offering’s 125-year history....

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In his report to the convention, International Mission Board (IMB) Tom Elliff unveiled IMB’s theme for 2014, “One Sacred Effort,” encouraging every Southern Baptist to “find your place in God’s story.” For more information on...

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The International Mission Board and the North American Mission Board commissioned approximately 100 during a rare joint commissioning service sponsored by the Woman’s Missionary Union, June 8, at the Baltimore Convention Center....

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SBC World Hunger Fund (WHF) national partners will launch a new initiative during the June 10-11 Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) annual meeting that will continue the SBC’s unique “dollar in, dollar out” approach in the...

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John Yeats was part of a six-person team of Missouri Baptist volunteers on Gibitngil last month. He reflects on God’s sovereignty in the midst of uncertainty....

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BOLIVAR – Nearly 80 Southwest Baptist University students who are participating in international projects this summer through SBU’s Center for Global Connections (CGC) were covered with prayer during a commissioning service the morning of May...

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A small-scale spiritual awakening continues in Agojo, a Filipino fishing village devastated by Typhoon Haiyan last November. Nearly 80 Filipinos have made decisions for Christ followed by dozens of ocean baptisms and the start of...

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HANNIBAL – Cristian Harlea graduates from Hannibal-LaGrange University (HLGU) in May and hopes, one day, to return to his homeland, Romania, as a missionary. His heart is already there. Born while Romania was under Soviet...

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When Jim Breeden, director of missions, St. Louis Metro Association, gave me a copy of the newly reprinted book Indonesian Revival, by the late Avery Willis, I wasn’t expecting much. But Jim handed me a...

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A couple from Pakistan’s Christian minority was sentenced to death April 4 for allegedly sending blasphemous text messages, bringing the number of Christians on death row to four....

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George Hawkins began preparing for the Olympics in 2011. He wasn’t training to compete; he was getting ready to share the gospel. When the world came together in Sochi, Russia, Hawkins and other Missouri Baptists...

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Baptists in Chile are providing food, supplies and the hope of Christ to victims of a large and fast-moving forest fire that has killed 15 and displaced at least 12,000 people in Valparaíso, Chile. The fire...

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Haitian people in Ma Rouge have had water to meet their needs due to a gift from First Baptist Gallatin. Originally, a $10,000 donation was sent to the impoverished country to construct a water well...

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Karen Watson knew Iraq was dangerous. She had left Iraq months before, exhausted and afraid, as the chaotic country descended deeper into violence. But she went back anyway. She was not a soldier, but a...

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Thousands of people who need Christ live in Atlixco, a city in the Mexican state of Puebla. Faith Baptist Church in Washington and Rios de Agua Viva (Rivers of Living Water) Church in Atlixco have...

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(IMB) President Tom Elliff asked the mission agency’s trustees to begin searching for his successor because the Lord told him during prayer that it was the best way to ensure a smooth transition to...

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Every day millions of children in Africa are at risk of being exploited, resulting in slave-like working conditions. Their childhood is forever lost. “Forced labor robs children of a childhood, which in turn negatively affects...

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In the basement of a church hung a forgotten American flag, and when John Christensen laid eyes on it, he knew it was the flag he’d been praying for to take to the Sochi Olympics....

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LifeWay Christian Stores set a goal last fall of donating 100,000 Hindi language Bibles across South Asia, but customers gave enough for twice that many. “LifeWay has proven once again it is an organization with...

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AUSTIN, Texas (BP)—IMB President Tom Elliff, today asked the chairman of the mission agency’s board of trustees to appoint a search committee for his successor. Elliff made this request during his report at the mission...

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Bal and Anila Rai met through the sounds of a leaf. The Rais believe music and instruments are not just a way to meet spouses but are a way people can connect with their Creator....

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While some disaster-response organizations are pulling out of Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts in the Philippines, Southern Baptists remain on the ground, helping neglected communities rebuild homes, schools and livelihoods. Disaster response organizations in five Southern...

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Chelsie Kormeier/contributing writer SANTA CRUZ DEL QUICHE, Guatemala – No one wanted Benito. He had no family. So he was passed around from place to place until three years ago, when he landed in Casa...

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“Normal Christianity” brings persecution, missionary and author Nik Ripken* said during the Missouri Baptist Convention’s 2014 “Sowing in Tears” conference at Crossway Baptist Church here, Jan. 27-28. “In the Bible, persecution is normal,” Ripken said,...

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Saeed Abedini, who has been wrongfully imprisoned in Iran for more than a year because of his Christian faith, has been moved from the murderer ward to the political prisoner ward in Rajai Shahr Prison....

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Will Baptists have a witness at the Winter Olympics in Russia? Will it be safe from terrorists? Will other issues arise? Marc Ira Hooks, one of International Mission Board’s (IMB) main strategists for the Sochi...

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The Olympic Games are a great meeting place for the people of the world, and Jeff Wells, senior pastor of Cross Keys Baptist Church here, believes it is a wonderful place to introduce them to...

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Elm Spring Baptist church has chosen to “be the missionary” for a people group in sub-Saharan Africa, and pastor Robin Dale hopes other Missouri Baptist churches will follow their example. They’ll have the opportunity at...

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BRIAN KOONCE/staff writer bkoonce@mobaptist.org BOHOL ISLAND, The Philippines – It’s been two months since Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) hit the Philippines and more than three months since a 7.2 magnitude earthquake shook the island of Bohol,...

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John Harper* had just blown it. The Missouri-born Southern Baptist missionary watched as a wave of anger washed over the face of his new friend, Rasheed,* whom he’d just told that Jesus wasn’t a...

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GIBITNGIL, the Philippines – While most of Missouri was wading through snow drifts and scraping ice off windshields, six Disaster Relief (DR) volunteers were wading out to an ocean-going canoe and reusing bent, rusty nails...

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Righteous Rides meets a need for missionaries on furlough. Co-founders of the nonprofit organization, Bret Byus, member and deacon at First Baptist Church (FBC) Troy, and Mark Reighard, discovered this need through friendships from LeTourneau...

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Ed Moncada, a member of the Leadership Development Team for the Missouri Baptist Convention, shares about his life and work. Find more great interviews like this one at: http://www.haroldhendrick.com/...

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Tom Elliff/International Mission Board RICHMOND, Va. (BP) –Years ago, in my wife’s home church, the pastor received an unusual call on Sunday afternoon from the chairman of the church’s finance committee. That morning, the church...

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“I have a different heart for Lottie Moon Christmas offering than than I did this time last month. In 23 years pastoring I’ve promoted Lottie Moon, I’ve showed videos about Lottie Moon, I’ve heard missionaries...

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They are a poor village with beautiful teeth. Beyond that, the people of Manlagtang, Philippines, are in a world of hurt. Their village, however, is off the main road and most relief supplies were making...

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The stench of rotting dead bodies was overwhelming. “I can’t breathe. It’s burning my eyes,” Makenzie Baker told three Filipino co-workers. With no choice but to continue, they trekked forward over the remains of buildings,...

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