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Korean American nurse returns to Korea, supports missionary presence

The first time God caught Peace Joo’s attention, she was in high school at a summer youth retreat in Texas. While rafting down a river, her raft overturned. The current was too strong. She felt … more

IMB trustees appoint 83 missionaries, express commitment to gospel advance and financial transparency

International Mission Board trustees approved 83 fully funded missionaries for appointment during their May 15-16 meeting. While gathered near Richmond, Virginia, trustees also affirmed numerous … more

Vacation Bible School Training

On Saturday, May 11, 2024, First Baptist Church Lemon Grove had the honor to host a Vacation Bible School training sponsored by the San Diego Southern Baptist Association. Pastor Walt Hatch and a … more

Dia del Nino

On Friday, April 26, 2024, Iglesia Nueva Cancion celebrated Dia del Nino. It’s a community event where we celebrate children. The purpose of this event was to share the gospel by connecting … more

‘When can I return to Uganda?’

Rebekah Lockhart drove past leafy, vibrant banana trees on her way to the airport in Uganda. As she passed them, she wondered if she would ever see them again. Was this the last time she would be in … more

Gospel marches on as newest IMB emeriti celebrated

“Behold our God, seated on his throne Come, let us adore him Behold our king, nothing can compare Come, let us adore him.”  Forty IMB missionaries gathered for IMB’s annual Celebration of … more

‘God said to tell it’: 8-year-old MK displays boldness in sharing God’s Word

Every Sunday, 8-year-old Micah Singerman heard his parents, International Mission … more

Three Essential Pieces of Advice for First-Year Replanters

Embarking on the journey of church replanting can be both exhilarating and daunting. It’s a venture filled with challenges, triumphs, and numerous lessons learned along the way. For those … more

South Carolina women ‘Go Experience’ gospel, partner with IMB

Rwanda? Kenya? No trip sounded right. So, Katie kept searching for the perfect short-term mission trip on the International Mission Board’s Go Experience website. Her women-only team from First … more

Not cliché when missionaries ask for ‘more workers’

Ask David Lee and Zoey Kim about the one thing that can push their ministry in Madagascar to the next level. The International Mission Board missionary couple will answer in unison, “More … more

In memoriam: Missionary emeritus Ida Bennett Lusk, 1927-2024

Ida Bennett Lusk, an International Mission Board missionary emeritus who shared the gospel in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Philippines, died April 11, 2024, in Brownsville, Tennessee. She was … more

Chaplain receives presidential award

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Four thousand volunteer hours is sufficient to receive a Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award. Southern Baptist Chaplain Don Biadog Jr. has amassed more than 13,000 hours … more

8 times when church is just ‘fun’

You might have assumed that my point in the title is a negative one—that is, that I’m railing against churches that elevate fun and fellowship over content and conviction. That’s … more

In memoriam: Missionary emeritus Hubert “Ted” Lindwall, 1931-2024

Hubert “Ted” Lindwall, an International Mission Board missionary emeritus who shared the gospel in Guatemala and Panama, died April 2, 2024. He was 93. Ted was born Jan. 3, 1931, in Kansas City, … more

A Small Church Celebrates and Supports Each Other

National City, CA The River of Life (RoL) Church, like most of the nearly 200 churches in the San Diego Southern Baptist Association, is a small congregation. It is a friendly, English-speaking … more

Nashville churches step up to care for nations in their backyards

Brett, a church leader in Tennessee, pulled up to the unassuming farmhouse situated in the rolling hills of Tennessee with a box of winter supplies and clothes donated by local churches. He expected … more

Longtime international missions leader Clyde Meador dies

Longtime International Mission Board leader Clyde D. Meador died April 26, 2024. He was 79. Clyde Meador worked closely with four IMB presidents as a top advisor and executive vice president, and as … more

Never too young to share God’s Word

Every Sunday, 8-year-old Micah Singerman heard his parents, International Mission Board missionaries Kevin and Victoria Singerman, tell chronological Bible stories in Kampala, Uganda. He then watched … more

Easter Block Party at The Hill Church

The Hill Church in La Mesa had our annual Easter block party and egg hunt, and it looked a little different this year. Due to rain on the Saturday before Easter, we had to postpone until the next … more

Global senders commit to be ‘stronger together’

The melody was the same, but the voices united in worship sang in numerous languages. “Then sings my soul,” sang a group in Arabic. Deaf believers lifted hands to sign “My Savior, God to thee, … more
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