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Downloadable Tech Backgrounds for June 2023

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 need … more

In memoriam: Missionary emeritus John Griggs, 1932-2023

John Griggs, an International Mission Board missionary emeritus who shared the gospel in Zimbabwe, died April 8, 2023, in Jefferson City, Tennessee. He was 91. John was born March 14, 1932, in … more

Mission trip inspires Alabama church to more than double LMCO

Why would an Alabama church more than double their Lottie Moon Christmas Offering® giving? Because the senior pastor went on a short-term mission trip, serving with IMB personnel in South Asia, and … more

IMB trustees appoint 92 missionaries, stay focused on gospel advance

International Mission Board trustees approved 92 fully funded missionaries for appointment during their May 17-18 meeting in Richmond, Virginia. Missionaries approved for appointment will be … more

Thai-American couple find, feed those with open hearts in Fukuoka

Jack Wattanawongsawang and his wife, Prinna Puakpong, watched the news on March 11, 2011, documenting the triple disaster unfolding in Japan — the earthquake, the tsunami and the nuclear power … more

In memoriam: Missionary Betty Jean Freeman Law, 1928-2023

Betty Jean Freeman Law, a longtime International Mission Board missionary and staff member who shared the gospel in Cuba and Spain, died April 16, 2023. She was 94. Betty was born Nov. 8, 1928, in … more

Retiring IMB missionaries encourage more to answer call to reach lost

The International Mission Board’s newest missionary emeriti have heard the statistics of lostness. According to recent global research data, 4.6 billion people, or 59%, in the world remain … more

Southern Baptists unite at Falls Creek to pursue lostness

The new interactive Missions Trail at Falls Creek Conference Center in Davis, Oklahoma, officially opened May 10 with 50 people bowing their heads in prayer. Attendees gathered at the trailhead and … more

Making Short-Term Mission Trips Count

Short-term mission trips have encountered criticism, but they have the potential to positively impact both the mission and the participant.… more

Asian Southern Baptist leaders gather at IMB

Twenty Asian American leaders representing seven ethnicities gathered at the International Mission Board in Richmond, Virginia, May 2-4 to explore opportunities to reach the nations. This is the … more

In memoriam: Missionary emeritus Wayne Paul, 1936-2023

Wayne Paul, an International Mission Board missionary emeritus who shared the gospel in Zimbabwe, Uganda and Cyprus, died March 4, 2023. He was 86. Wayne was born Oct. 18, 1936, in Lincoln, Nebraska, … more

FIRST-PERSON: Partnership requires perseverance

Like most Baptist churches of the day, First Baptist Church of Murray, Kentucky, regularly hosted missionaries and denominational workers raising financial support. Growing frustrated with so many … more

In memoriam: Missionary Rachel Kerr James, 1934-2023

Rachel Kerr James, a longtime International Mission Board missionary who shared the gospel in Vietnam, as well as other areas of Southeast Asia, East Asia, and Northern Africa and the Middle East, … more

Kaleo Comunidad Cristiana on the Mission Field

On Saturday, April 22, 2023, a team from Kaleo Comunidad Cristiana – a Lemon Grove based Hispanic church plant– traveled to Tecate, B.C. Mexico to help in a children's event. Iglesia … more

Asian American church recognizes strength of partnership to advance gospel

Editor’s note: May is Asian American Pacific Islander month in the U.S., and the IMB is celebrating the rich contributions of Asians, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to the Revelation 7:9 … more


My wife Lorna and I started the Cruise Ship Ministry in 2017. We have a unique opportunity to meet and minister with Crew members from around the world (from England, Netherlands, Spain, Serbia, … more

Unhoused Mother Says Tiny Homes' Transitional Program in El Cajon is An ‘Everything Changer'

For months, Brianna Allard and her two young daughters called their car home. Now, however, they're getting a new lease on life in a tiny structure. “We came here, she opened the door … more

Spanish-Speaking Church Planting Residencies Are Starting in Key North American Cities

Hispanic leaders from 13 metropolitan areas across North America gathered at the North American Mission Board headquarters in Alpharetta, Georgia, … more

‘Unwaveringly committed’ to God’s word: SEBTS to launch new center for biblical translation

First appeared in The Baptist Paper newspaper, December 20, 2022 issue.  Used with Permission. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary recently announced new Caskey Center for Biblical Text … more

Three languages, one mission: Church campus reaching multiple people groups

First appeared in The Baptist Paper newspaper, December 14, 2022 issue.  Used with Permission. Three churches on one campus, reaching three distinct people groups, is a glimpse of God’s … more
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