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Quarantined believers lead family to Christ

For almost a decade, Jess* and her brother David* had been praying for their parents’ salvation. As a new calendar year approached this past January, they felt an extra sense of urgency. So, … more

Downloadable Tech Backgrounds for June 2020

You can 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 Times of Crisis, Pray and Help One Another

When times are difficult, never forget to say a prayer for ALL our men and women in uniform, their families, and our beloved veterans. Each earnest prayer said for those in need helps the downcast … more

Widows in Malawi find hope amidst difficult circumstances

Widows in Malawi often experience abuse and shame from their community. After the deaths of their husbands, the women’s lives become extremely difficult—emotionally, financially and … more

The Risky Business of Gospel Advancement

Why do missionaries stay in harm’s way? Why do they stay, when they could live in a safe haven for a period of time? Those are indeed questions that every missionary wrestles with, and at times … more

IMB’s first virtual Sending Celebration scheduled for June 9, 2020

Since 1845, nearly 25,000 Southern Baptist missionaries have shared the gospel, made disciples, planted churches and settled their families in 185 countries around the world. Sending Celebrations … more

039 A Movement of Compassion

Pastor Rob Wilton of Vintage Church in Pittsburgh joins hosts Kevin Ezell and Johnny Hunt to talk about his journey from a New Orleans church planter to a Send City missionary with Send … more

Give to Abby’s Challenge

Editor’s note: To participate in Challenge 32, go to https://www.imb.org/give-now/ or give through your local church or the SBTC to the IMB. Please add “Abby’s Challenge” as a gift in … more

Presenting Jesus as a better reality

A small art studio/gallery is directly opposite our flat. Gallery owners display a new piece of art almost every week in the window exhibit. I was intrigued recently by a particular piece. One … more

Why the mission remains essential work

Reading a text message from my 21-year-old nursing-student daughter left me conflicted: “They put me on the COVID ICU today but, in other news, I got a 98 on my paper.” While celebrating her … more

Virtual Sending Celebration

Since 1845, nearly 25,000 Southern Baptist missionaries have shared the gospel, made disciples, planted churches and settled their families in 185 countries around the world. We were excitedly … more

To my friends, during this difficult time

As I think of the many times my plans have been changed, I find myself in an array of emotions: sadness, fear, frustration, doubts, and sometimes true anger. I can only imagine the roller coaster … more

In memoriam: Retired missionary Glad Martin, 81

Retired Southern Baptist missionary Gladys (“Glad”) Martin, a farmer’s daughter from Louisiana bayou country who helped lead thousands of prison inmates and students to Christ during more … more

Who are East Asia’s Muslims?

The streets are quiet, and the sky is still black at half past three in the morning when cell phones and alarm clocks begin buzzing across the city. It’s time for East Asia’s Muslims to wake, … more

IMB trustees meet virtually, approve 59 missionaries, elect VP of human resources and IMB treasurer

International Mission Board trustees approved the appointment of 59 new missionaries to take the gospel to the nations during their first-ever virtual meeting May 13-14. Trustees also voted to … more

Filipino Christian goes to great heights to study God’s Word

Cell phone signals aren’t always strong in the Philippines, but that didn’t stop BJ from attending a virtual Bible study with IMB missionaries Wade and Sharon Sigrest. The local government on … more

Missionary faces pandemic without fear after war, genocide, coups and terrorist attacks

In the 32 years he’s been on the mission field, Cole Elbridge* has ministered during a war, a genocide, two attempted coups, a civil war, a political insurrection and terrorist attacks. He’s … more

Embera Bead Project

On the streets of Medellin, Colombia, indigenous women in colorful dresses sit daily begging for any spare coins from those who walk by. Their babies and little ones nap beside them or play near … more

038 How To Give Online Invitations

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, churches have shuttered their doors to physical gatherings, but thanks to technology, the gospel is still being preached across North America and beyond. In this … more

Every breath

How do you live when you are slowly dying? When you struggle for your every breath? I’ve been thinking a lot about death, for someone who is only 25 years old. I’ve been learning how to live … more
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