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IMB trustees appoint 46 new missionaries; celebrate reports of increased engagement

International Mission Board trustees approved the appointment of 46 new full-time, fully funded missionaries, while also honoring the service of 87 missionaries and staff during their Feb. 1-2 … more

Sending Celebration connects churches to the nations

It was an emotional night for Coats Baptist Church from Coats, North Carolina. Fifty church members barely held back whoops of joy as “their” missionaries took the stage at the Feb. 1 … more

Lessons learned between calling and commissioning

The day after Alli McCarty graduated college, she went on her first mission trip. She wasn’t a believer yet, but a few weeks after that life-changing experience, she put her faith in Christ. From … more

Leslie Montgomery said there were too many ‘messy years in the middle’

The summer before Leslie Montgomery started 8th grade, her church hired a youth pastor whose parents lived and served as missionaries in Tanzania. Hearing them share and teach about what they had … more

First Person: God was faithful to George Liele, so I know He’ll be faithful to me

A trailblazer – that’s who George Liele was. He was born into slavery. His owner freed him so he could pursue God’s call on his life. He stayed in the antebellum American South and faithfully … more

Downloadable Tech Backgrounds for February 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

Missionaries offer more than blue bear to encourage Flemish

A big blue bear sits on a park bench, arm extended to the side as if inviting people to come and talk. Writing on the bench does just that, invites passersby to sit and talk because “Warme William … more

6 things to help make your mission trip impactful

Let’s face it, churches spend a whole lot of money and time doing short-term mission trips around the globe. If we are going to invest so much, let’s do it right by being intentional from the … more

Visual Scripture resonates in Deaf African hearts

Abdulai had never heard the name of Jesus. As one of Africa’s many Deaf peoples, that’s understandable. But he’d never seen Jesus’ name signed or read about a Savior in the Bible. “My … more

William Carey University hosts Medical Missions Emphasis Week

Dr. Rebekah Naylor of the International Mission Board visited William Carey University Nov. 28-30, 2022 to talk about her experience as a medical missionary – and how students and faculty can get … more

George Liele Church Planting, Evangelism, and Missions Sunday materials available

The International Mission Board is inviting all Southern Baptists to recognize Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023, as George Liele Church Planting, Evangelism, and Missions Sunday. George Liele Sunday is an annual … more

Global inflation doesn’t keep IMB missionaries from being ‘present’

Otis Newman opened the door and stared at the empty refrigerator. The kids rifled through the cabinets next to him. The family ate everything except dried goods before leaving for vacation.   The … more

Lives Given, Not Taken, Remembering Kathy Gariety 

Editor’s note: Dec. 30, 2022, marked the 20th anniversary of the attack on Jibla Baptist Hospital in Yemen that claimed the lives of three missionaries. On Dec. 30, 2002, an Islamic militant shot … more

Event solidifies IMB partnerships in missions

Jonas Kang was stuck. Kang, director of the Korea World Missions Association, had several young couples who wanted to be sent as missionaries, but no opportunities to send them.   The couples … 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

‘I’m on this earth to please Him’

Tanner Bowles grew up surrounded by faith and football, and though football now takes up a lot of his time, faith remains a priority. The Glasgow, Kentucky, native is an offensive lineman for the … more

South Asians hearing the name of Jesus for first time

Most people in this South Asian village were afraid to seek medical attention. The closest hospital is 15 miles away, and when villagers traveled to seek care, they never made it back — … more

Vietnamese Baptist church launches following ‘radical obedience’

No one knew there was a need for a new Vietnamese church in Jacksonville, Florida, but when a Vietnamese businessman moved there from Denver, God’s plan began to take shape. A plan that … more

Gospel seeds left in a tree bear fruit years later

Ten-year-old Mai was in the jungle near her home in Southeast Asia looking for food with her mother when a plastic bag dangling from a tree caught her eye. She quickly ran over and discovered printed … more
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