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WMU leaders rally churches for LMCO

Leaders of the national Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) are working a plan to send hand-written appeals to 20,000 Southern Baptist churches to encourage every church to give to the annual Lottie … more

Your Generosity Matters in South America

The first idea was chickens. IMB missionary Joe Brewster was working with an Indigenous church planter in Peru to help their mission agency become self-supporting. They understood that a stronger … more

052 Reaching the College Campus Mission Field

Paul Worcestor was recently named the North American Mission Board’s National Director of Collegiate Evangelism, and he joins hosts Johnny Hunt and Catherine Renfro to talk about why he feels … more

How Southern Baptists can reach a $175 million LMCO goal

The 2020 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering® goal is $175 million. That number is significant because 2020 marks the 175th anniversary of Southern Baptists sending workers to the nations. The annual … more

Southern Baptists celebrate sending 79 new missionaries

On November 18, the International Mission Board celebrated the appointment of 79 new missionaries in a virtual Sending Celebration streamed on Facebook and through the IMB: Advance the Kingdom … more

Your Generosity Continues Ministries in Kenya

When Patrick finally chose to leave the streets of Kenya for a life in the Navaisha Children’s Shelter, he discovered a love he had not known before. Watch and listen as IMB missionary Kristen … more

Refugees in Southeast Asia find home in Christian community

They left their world behind in search of a safer one. On their journey, they found the Creator of the world. Fourteen thousand refugees in Southeast Asia are waiting to transition to Australia, … more

Southern Baptist response continues as record-breaking storm season persists

Hurricane Iota has sights set on Central America, making it the second major hurricane to hit the region following Hurricane Eta’s Nov. 3 landfall. Iota is the 13thhurricane and record-breaking … more

Two churches become one with a vision to reach their community

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BP) – Woodlawn Baptist Church recently celebrated their 94th anniversary. Mitch Tapson, pastor of 10 years, has seen church attendance drop by half as members have died … more

Your Generosity Makes It Possible in Thailand

“Today was a glorious day,” Dr. Doug Derbyshire said, a smile spreading across his face. A patient committed their life to Christ that day at a mobile medical clinic in rural Thailand. Doug … more

Virtual Sending Celebration

Virtual Sending Celebration November 18, 2020, 7:30 PM EST Watch live at facebook.com/imb.sbc, at imb.org/send or in IMB Advance app. Join us as we send out your newest IMB missionaries. Watch … more

Fires in Greece refugee camp don’t stop gospel spread

In early September, fires destroyed Moria, the largest migrant camp in Greece on the island of Lesbos. Thirteen thousand refugees were without shelter. Kashef* is an Afghani Christian who lives … more

051 Characteristics of an Evangelistic Church

Hosts Kevin Ezell and Johnny Hunt provide insight on what it means for a church to embody an evangelistic culture. Pastor Johnny draws on his years of experience leading First Baptist Woodstock … more

Your Generosity Reaches Nations

Watch and listen as IMB President Paul Chitwood explains the importance of increasing Lottie Moon Christmas Offering giving by 6% each year. This amount is needed to send an additional 500 fully … more

IMB to host viritual Sending Celebration, November 18, 2020

The International Mission Board will celebrate the appointment of 79 new missionaries from 21 states with a virtual Sending Celebration, November 18, 2020, at 7:30 p.m. EST. The missionaries were … more

Hawaii Pacific Baptist Convention and IMB strengthen partnership with signed agreement

Hawaii Pacific Baptist Convention Executive Director Chris Martin and International Mission Board President Paul Chitwood signed a three-year agreement at IMB’s home office in Richmond, … more

In memoriam: Missionary emeritus Donald E. Brake, 80

Donald E. Brake, an International Mission Board missionary emeritus who shared the gospel among the American Affinity Peoples in Paraguay, died Nov. 2, 2020, at home in Kansas City, Missouri. He … more

Your Generosity Brings the Gospel to Kenya and Tanzania

Kenya looks a lot different than Alabama, but Eric and Heather McDonald made it safely to Africa with their seven children, six travel partners and around 75 pieces of luggage. One month into … more

Prayers needed for refugee believers

Katherine*, a refugee from North Africa, had been praying to God for weeks to reveal Himself to her. Along with her husband, Adam*, she visited European cathedrals along the journey, searching … more

Believer Launched into Faith

At first, Meghan LaSalle* was frustrated when municipal lockdowns for COVID-19 delayed her friend and house helper, Li Wei*, from returning after the holidays in East Asia this past winter. … more
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