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What do you think of when you hear “IMB worker?” Most people in our Southern Baptist churches have a high and lofty image of those called by God to serve overseas. The reality is that we are … more

Missionaries request daily prayer for Johannesburg

IMB missionaries Kurt and Janna Kay Holiday have served in Johannesburg for 21 years. They are passionate about moving toward local leadership of the missionary task. Kurt is part of a … more

IMB fights cruel realities in global cities

In 2020, 4.3 billion people lived in cities – that’s 56% of the global population. By 2050, it is estimated more than two billion people will be added to that number. The cruel reality is … more

Young adult becomes first known believer in Southeast Asian unreached people group

When an individual from an unengaged, unreached people group comes to faith, many rejoice: the missionaries who’ve dedicated their lives to reaching the people group, the believers and churches … more

Igniting a Genuine Fire For Evangelism

Pastor Nathan Lino admits that when he first planted Northeast Houston Baptist Church, he had no clue what he was doing. All he knew was the Great Commission. Pastor Nathan led his young church … more

$1 million gift from Prestonwood Baptist Church funds new efforts to engage nations

Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas, gifted the International Mission Board $1 million toward the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering®. The entire donation will go directly toward new mission … more

New strategies emerge as Japanese churches face future without pastors

Japan’s population is aging. Almost 30% of its population is 65 years old and older. This statistic is affecting church planting, church health and church growth. International Mission … more

At Tokyo Olympics, even faith events look different as COVID spikes.

(RNS) — It’s been dubbed the first “no-fun” Olympics. Athletes have been asked to eat alone and maintain distance in the dining hall at the Olympic Village in Tokyo, and … more

Getting to the Edge of Lostness

Matthew 24:14 records these words of our Lord: “This gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will … more

Missions education pays off for fifth and sixth graders with IMB tour

Staff of the International Mission Board showed their enthusiasm while hosting a group of fifth and sixth graders from Southern Hills Baptist Church of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The children … more

Riding the rails at 50 mph, IMB missionaries circle the city in prayer

Have you ever been to a prayer meeting that went 50 miles an hour? International Mission Board missionaries in Japan go to one every Tuesday morning. The train doors open, releasing a cool swath … more

Building a Home in Tijuana

Mission Trails Church has had the privilege of building homes in Tijuana and Rosarito for 9 of the last 10 years.  Amor Ministries (Amor.org) has been serving the poor in Mexico since 1980 by … more

Southern Baptist missionaries serving in Tokyo set for Summer Olympics

In spite of numerous setbacks related to the Summer Olympics, Southern Baptists in Japan are going for the gold as they seek to engage the Japanese with the gospel. The Tokyo Games, originally … more

Vacation Bible School Reflection

"Children are a gift from the Lord, they are a reward from him." (Psalm 127:3). Children are a gift and as someone who recently had the opportunity to serve our kids ministry in VBS, I got to see how … more

Covering the streets of Japan with prayer and thanksgiving

Carrying umbrellas to protect from Tokyo’s hot summer sun, International Mission Board missionaries and Japanese partners prayer walked through the streets around Shinagawa Baptist Church. The … more

Missionaries prayer walk Odaiba

This week, IMB missionaries prayer walked in Odaiba, an artificial island in Tokyo Bay, Japan.   Odaiba has the highest concentration of Olympic events. IMB missionary Carlton Walker said … more

Walnut Street sending couple to international mission field

A couple who came to the U.S. with a Great Commission vision are in the final stages of moving to another part of the world to carry on that vision. John* and Judy* came from East Asia to … more

South Asian believer sacrifices for persecutor

For believers in South Asia, persecution comes in many forms. Often, professing faith in Christ can affect their standing within their communities and their ability to secure a means of providing … more

Olympic kick-off takes place virtually

On Friday, the world convened around TV screens, commenting on the national dress and wardrobe choices during the parade of nations at the Olympic opening ceremony. Thousands of people were … more

Manga, cosplay and Olympic trading pins all provide bridge to the gospel

What do manga, cosplay and Olympic pins have in common? The Japanese comics, costume play and popular trading pins were all used to share the gospel this weekend near Shibuya Crossing, a … more
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