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Churches grow and multiply in Czechia

When Larry and Melissa Lewis and their family moved to Czechia in 2009 as IMB church planters, they knew they had a tough job ahead. Only 29% of the population acknowledges the existence of a god … more

Taiwanese believers commit to global spread of gospel

When IMB missionary Jeremiah Farmer* moved to Taiwan, he recognized a need in the churches — no one was being sent out as missionaries. According to Jeremiah, in the year 2019, less than seven … more

Prayer and miracles transform

Stephen and Erin Spencer* minister in a region of Southeast Asia where tribal warfare is ongoing, civil unrest is on the rise and foreigners are blacklisted from entering certain regions. … more

Life Explored

God is Good and works powerfully through His Scripture. After finishing an almost 2 year stint in the book of Acts at the beginning of this year, King's Cross Church was inspired to be more active in … more

Turkmen search for security, hope

Critically broken. These words describing the lives of Turkmen families are heavy with the weight of millions of hard choices. Life in Turkmenistan, one of the most repressive countries in the … more

Should we be thankful for suffering?

NASHVILLE (BP) – “My grandfather probably won’t make it through the night,” said the text from a friend last week. The folks in our small group had been praying for his family … more

West Africans take lead in sharing Bible stories

Mrs. Lombena transitions with ease from the standard West African greetings into the story of Jesus and the woman caught in adultery. The Togolese man listening to the story is quickly attentive … more

Couple equips Hispanics and Latinos in South Asia

IMB workers Skip and Kim Meyer* have spent their lives on two very different mission fields but with the same purpose: giving hope to people who need it and equipping others to do the same. The … more

Missionaries welcome effort to push back darkness

The mission strategy of Henderson Hills Baptist Church in Oklahoma was forever changed when Mike, the missions pastor, read a statistic: “5% of missions work is done in North Africa and Middle … more

Churches connect with missionary task

Tim and Tina Louderback and Sean and Shelley Blacksten are passionate about equipping and connecting churches with opportunities to serve in Central America and the Caribbean. The Louderbacks and … more

Downloadable Tech Backgrounds for December 2021

Remember to pray for missions with these custom backgrounds for your computer and mobile devices. Using IMB photos from around the world, you can focus your attention on an area of the world in … more

First Person: Praying Esperanza finds true Hope

En español Editor’s note: In June and July 2021, four summer student missionaries served at the Touch of Life Foundation in the Colombian Andean town Bucaramanga. At this facility, … more

Orando para que Esperanza encuentre la verdadera esperanza

In English Nota del editor: En junio y julio de 2021, cuatro estudiantes misioneras de verano sirvieron en la Fundación Toque de Vida en la ciudad andina colombiana de Bucaramanga. En este … more

College Outreach and Evangelism

Pastoring a congregation to intentionally serve, prioritize and readjust to reach college students can lead to significant changes in the life of the church. In this podcast, Noe Garcia shares … more

Bible Study: Gospel-guided relationships

NASHVILLE (BP) — This weekly Bible study appears in Baptist Press in a partnership with Lifeway Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through its Leadership and Adult … more

Healthcare team reaches war-torn region with more than medicine

Down Ukrainian roads, cloaked in the golden hues of the vibrant but short-lived autumn, comes help and hope. A caravan of cars following a yellow panel van borrowed from a church carries … more

Designing churches is a calling for some architects

(RNS) — Steve Upham didn't mean to get into the architecture of sacred spaces. When he was an undergraduate at Texas A&M University, one of his professors required his students to work for … more

Missionaries tell Filipino girl who survived WWII about Jesus, igniting a fire that’s still burning

Tears escape from Sharalene Roper’s eyes and cascade down her cheeks. They’re tears of joy, and they come naturally for a woman who is fulfilling God’s calling on her life to care for … more

What a resounding testimony will do for you

JACKSON, Miss. (BP) – A resounding testimony of faith in Jesus Christ will get you into more trouble than you’ve ever been in, in your life. You thought we were going to say how good … more

Historic commitment signed to send missionaries from Asia to Africa  

On Oct. 29 in Kenya, IMB missionaries serving in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Asian Pacific Rim signed a memorandum of understanding solidifying the sending of missionaries from Asia to … more
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