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Prayerful Korean Baptists gather for 41st annual meeting

Korean Christians are known by many for the fervency of their praying. People from “the land of morning calm,” as South Korea is known, start with prayer each morning, and at church each … more

3 ways earthly fathers should imitate our Heavenly Father

Parenting advice is not hard to come by these days. Advice from grandparents and friends, articles, vlogs, and books detailing parenting strategies and philosophies all vie for our attention. When I … more

Downloadable Tech Backgrounds for July 2022

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

God’s presence, provision emphasized at MedAdvance 2022

Nick is a pediatric nurse practitioner. He also serves as a missionary, formerly in Ukraine. Before the war broke out, he used his gifts, talents and passion for medicine in underserved areas … more

In memoriam: Missionary emeritus Shirley Campbell Ingram, 86

Shirley Campbell Ingram, an International Mission Board missionary emeritus who shared the gospel in Hong Kong, died June 13, 2022, in Gainesville, Florida. She was 86. Ingram was born May 8th, … more

Gospel changes life of 108-year-old

Editor’s note: Read about how these SD cards are pushing back the darkness among an unreached people group in South Asia. At 108 years old, Auntie’s vision has essentially failed her. But … more

UPG engaged through Ek Rasta SD cards

Editor’s note: The Ek Rasta SD cards were compiled by International Mission Board teams in a remote area of South Asia. The name Ek Rasta is translated in English as “The Way” and is based … more

Anaheim pastor Chayasirisobhon elected SBC 1st VP

ANAHEIM—If Southern Baptists want to speak with a local church leader, an associational leader, a state convention leader and a Southern Baptist Convention leader, they only need to make one … more

SBC Executive Committee recommendations approved by messengers

Southern Baptist messengers came to Anaheim prepared to engage with those on the platform, and for two full days they did just that. Southern Baptist Convention President Ed Litton, Committee on … more

In memoriam: Missionary emeritus Francis “Frank” Lewis, 98

Francis “Frank” Lewis, an International Mission Board missionary emeritus who shared the gospel in Indonesia, died May 18, 2022. He was 97. Frank was born on October 30, 1924, in Okmulgee, … more

Hispanic pastor spurred to greater mission involvement after trip to Spain

When pastor Victor Reyes traveled to Spain as part of a vision trip with the International Mission Board in September 2021, he went with an open heart and willing hands. Reyes, alongside his wife, … more

Hispanic pastor spurred to greater mission involvement after trip to Spain

When pastor Victor Reyes traveled to Spain as part of a vision trip with the International Mission Board in September 2021, he went with an open heart and willing hands. Reyes, alongside his … more

McLaurin: ‘I believe the trust within our denomination can be rebuilt’

ANAHEIM, Calif. (BP) – Strengthen the partnership of the more than 50,000 congregations that cooperate in the work of the Southern Baptist Convention, Willie McLaurin exhorted messengers to the … more

Lifeway’s 2023 VBS theme leads kids through ‘Twists & Turns’

NASHVILLE (BP) – Next summer, kids will pass go and collect truth about Jesus in “Twists & Turns.” Lifeway Christian Resources’ 2023 Vacation Bible School (VBS) theme … more

Hispanics fellowship, worship, learn during Hispanic Celebration at SBC22

ANAHEIM, Calif. (BP) – On Sunday night, June 12, 500 Hispanic pastors, wives, missionaries and leaders gathered for a night of fellowship, worship and encouragement in the Anaheim Convention … more

Good news from mission field emphasized, while lostness remains central to IMB report

International Mission Board President Paul Chitwood began IMB’s report to the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting with recent good news from the mission field. He recounted a message he … more

La presencia misionera es esencial para la nueva marca de la IMB.

El mayor problema del mundo es el estado de perdición del hombre. La única solución para el mayor problema del mundo es el evangelio. El ejemplo que nos da la Biblia de cómo llevar el … more

New missionaries remind Southern Baptists ‘why we exist’ during Sending Celebration

Jonathan Derbyshire grew up as a missionary kid in Thailand. But he never thought the missionary life was for him. His parents have been missionaries for three decades, and they’re still on the … more

IMB dinner focuses on lostness, ‘world’s greatest problem’

Amid the busy event schedule of the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting in Anaheim, California, nearly 2,000 attendees gathered for the International Mission Board dinner. During the … more

Lifeway president: ‘Let us provoke one another in love’ during SBC 2022

California’s iconic redwood trees offer an apt metaphor for Southern Baptists in these challenging times: “We are stronger together.” That was the message Ben Mandrell, president … more
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