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As crisis continues in India, Send Relief brings aid to those in need

Kiara and Aayush, an elderly couple living in a rural region of India, had already been ostracized from their community for being believers. There, on the top of a hill in an extremely remote … more

Strangers become sisters in Christ

Maggie Pearce* was crushed. Her friend who had been so receptive to studying the Bible and hearing about Jesus suddenly seemed angry and closed to the gospel. With little choice, Maggie used her … more

‘Suffocating air of death’ in India leads believer to pray and seek ways to serve

Death is literally in the air. I opened the veranda door of my apartment in Delhi this week and realized the sky was grey and thick. The weather app on my phone confirmed the “hazardous” air. … more

Praying for India during the COVID-19 crisis

Christian leaders are working tirelessly to serve—finding oxygen cylinders, medicine, empty hospital beds, meals and burial sites for countless people. Pray Isaiah 40:31 that as they wait on … more

Former Hands On student leads anti-trafficking organization in Italy

At age 15, Cristhina Danies knew God was calling her to work with women and children overseas who were victims of wars, human trafficking and exploitation. Danies moved to Miami, Florida, … more

Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church to be observed June 6

The International Mission Board is collaborating with Nik Ripken Ministries to raise awareness about current religious persecution through the Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. This … more

Send Relief, churches reaching out in love on the border

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (BP) – Pastor Olber Roblero lives four miles from the U.S. border with Mexico. He can see the fence from his living room window. Roblero spends his days giving out shoes, … more

Baptists in Panama continue history of donations to LMCO

La Unión Femenil Bautista Misionera Helen Stuart donated $1,180.88 to the 2020 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering® (LMCO). The group is a part of the Baptist Convention of Panama’s Woman’s … more

Missionary kid turned journeyman remains steadfast to task after death of mother

In March 2020, Sophia Roberts* was scheduled to fly to Southeast Asia to begin her term with IMB’s Journeyman program. As she was signing the contract on the sale of her car, her phone lit up … more

Caring for a church during a crisis

When COVID-19 first arrived in Guinea in March 2020, churches closed almost immediately. With churches and many businesses shutting down simultaneously, most church leadership completely lost … more

Turning a Crisis into an Opportunity

Cyprus Baptist Church lead pastor John Fream joins us on the podcast this week to share how his church was able to conduct over 300 baptisms during the pandemic. Learn about the role that the Who’s … more

Downloadable Tech Backgrounds for May 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

Timing proves critical to sharing gospel with refugees

Time is never a guarantee when Christians meet a refugee in Greece. They may have years, months, weeks or just hours to share the hope that is found in Jesus. This is why International Mission … more

Loving the lost through Cooperative Program giving

I recently had the privilege of preaching at First Baptist Church of Murray, Kentucky, in conjunction with the celebration of the church’s 175th anniversary. One of the many unique aspects of … more

Pray for Albanians in London

Albanians living in the United Kingdom number around 41,500. Their population is largely clustered in or around London—adding to the city’s already diverse culture. They are considered … more

Behind the Lens: Memorial to Remember

March 22, 2021, marked one year anniversary of the first COVID-19 related death in Czech Republic, where I serve. In memory and honor of those lost in the past year, the city of Prague painted … more

Women strengthen one another in missionary partnership

Missionary Liz Karwood* reports that in the area of South Asia where she serves, the lostness can feel staggering. She understands that her team can’t even begin to reach the 25 million Muslims … more

Near Caribbean volcano, Baptist’s bucket of water reaping benefits decades later

Pastor Cecil Richards calls it “pure gold” – a missionary’s 5-gallon bucket of water that led to his salvation after the 1979 La Soufriere volcanic eruption and yet inspires his ministry … more

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
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