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In memoriam: Missionary emeritus Harvey John Kneisel Jr., 90

Harvey John Kneisel Jr., a former International Mission Board missionary who shared the gospel among the American Affinity Peoples in Guyana, died April 8, 2021, at his home in Pearland, Texas, … more

Global call to pray for Myanmar

Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) has the longest-running civil war in history, spanning 70 years. The country is divided into seven regions, and within these regions, minority people groups have … more

From witchcraft and prostitution to evangelist and pastor’s wife

“A demon came to me and said, ‘You cannot serve both God and me—you have to choose.’” This is what one witch doctor’s apprentice, Choi*, shared with a Send Relief partner in South … more

Contagious Personal Evangelism

In this episode, JJ Washington, who serves on the missions and evangelism staff for the Georgia Baptist Mission Board, shares how his passion for contagious evangelism was born. He also provides … more

Tennessee 6-year-old inspires church with Annie Offering gift

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Pastor Larry Robertson of Hilldale Baptist Church in Clarksville, Tenn., saw the young Maci Parker out of the corner of his eye, respectfully waiting to address her … more

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering hits cumulative $5 billion

International Mission Board leaders are celebrating a monumental milestone in Southern Baptist life: On March 31, 2021, the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering® surpassed $5 billion total gifts since … more

“ALL OUR DEBT IS GONE!”

Best selling author, worship leader, and “hope dealer” as he calls himself, Carlos Whittaker posted on his Instagram page the whirlwind of events he called an … more

Missionary couple to serve among Manyika people in Mozambique

IMB missionaries Ryan and Aubrey Curry will be moving to live among the Manyika people of Mozambique this month. Before they were married, both Ryan and Aubrey had a desire to serve on mission in … more

Southern Baptists explore East Asia virtually

Travel restrictions and a worldwide pandemic haven’t kept Southern Baptists from engaging in the work God is doing in East Asia, though churches and IMB workers have certainly had to get … more

Hospitality house in Central Asia meets physical and spiritual needs

Snow shuts down half of this Central Asian province in the winter. Where a person is when the immobilizing snow hits is where they will be until the spring. This inability to travel has … more

A little girl’s big prayer

“If you want me to go to Africa, I will go,” vowed the 10-year-old girl as she put down the Girls in Action study book. She was actively involved in the age level missions education of … more

First Person: Praying for those standing at a distance

April 1. Maundy Thursday. “We are fools for Christ’s sake,” Paul wrote to the Corinthians. As insomnia gathered steam last night and the reel-to-reel of my life’s choices played through … more

Missionaries in Africa share Easter memories

An unforgettable Easter By Connie Creton* Easter 2019 was an unforgettable Easter. Several new believers from surrounding villages came to a celebration we had at our house under the huge, shady … more

Downloadable Tech Backgrounds for April 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

In memoriam: Missionary emeritus Emma Jean Barker, 92

Emma Jean Archer Barker, an International Mission Board missionary emeritus who shared the gospel among East Asian Affinity Peoples in Taiwan and Hong Kong, died Nov. 6, 2020, at The Baptist Home … more

In memoriam: Missionary emeritus Dale Wilson Dison, 83

Dale Wilson Dison, an International Mission Board missionary emeritus who shared the gospel among the Sub-Saharan African Affinity Peoples in Kenya, died Nov. 15, 2020. He was 83. Dison was born … more

Polish believer learns real meaning of Easter amidst centuries of tradition

For Mateusz Kowalski*, a Polish believer, Lent and the Easter holiday changed meaning when he gave Christ lordship of his life more than ten years ago. Kowalski is a member of Biblia i Misja, one … more

Baptizing Children - How Young Is Too Young?

It’s the age-old baptism question that everyone from pastors to parents asks regarding a child’s salvation and subsequent baptism. Johnny Hunt discusses his perspective on the matter with … more

Disaster Relief teams mobilize after fatal tornadoes in Alabama, Georgia

OHATCHEE, Ala. (BP) – Southern Baptist Disaster Relief units from Alabama and Georgia have begun assessing and cleaning up damage left by a series of tornadoes Thursday (March 25) that resulted … more

‘Daunting task, but I’ll persevere’ says missionary to Colombia

Travis Burkhalter and his wife, Beth, have served with the IMB in Central and South America since 2010. In those years, their Spanish language skills have steadily improved, and they converse … more
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