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IMB, NAMB to join in Send Relief efforts

  The International Mission Board (IMB) and the North American Mission Board (NAMB) will work together to combine compassion ministry efforts in North America and abroad under the umbrella of … more

Pastor’s trip to Africa emphasizes priority of prayer

Ten years ago, on a beautiful Sunday morning near the shore of Lake Victoria, I was reminded again of the priority of prayer. I was visiting IMB missionaries who focus on planting churches and … more

031 Rebirth Through Evangelism

Pastor Alex Himaya never called his work at Battle Creek Church in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma a church replant or even a revitalization project. Yet he witnessed God’s hand do something that only … more

Congolese leaders learn from the stories of King David

Most people have two main concerns when it comes to sharing the gospel: not knowing what to say and being rejected. IMB missionary Jay Shafto addresses these concerns as he equips believers in … more

In memoriam: Missionary emeritus Frances Bibb Raley, 92

Frances Bibb Raley, an International Mission Board missionary emeritus who shared the gospel among East Asian Affinity Peoples in Taiwan, died Feb. 7, 2020. She was 92. Raley was born on June 11, … more

Missionaries encourage Christ-centered marriages

Faith doesn’t always lead directly to changes in family life, missionaries notice. Sometimes it takes a new believer years to understand how Jesus should influence their marriage and parenting … more

Response to gospel evident in the Balkans, despite challenges

Before she met Jesus, Gryta* had a very low self-esteem. Her past holds experiences of abuse, neglect and health issues. A few years ago, she met Amy Williams, an IMB missionary, at an ESL class. … more

Prayer Guide for the Balkans

Join IMB workers in praying for a greater response to the gospel in the Balkans, despite the challenges on this southern Europe peninsula. Pray for new churches that are willing to challenge the … more

IMB names Somer Nowak as prevention and response administrator

IMB has selected Somer Nowak to fill the newly created position of prevention and response administrator for the 175-year-old entity. In this role, Nowak will oversee and manage prevention and … more

Olympic ministry plans underway in Tokyo

If you share the gospel with a Japanese person, there is a 99% chance this would be the first time they’ve ever heard the message. With that statistic, Japanese people can be classified as an … more

Harold Brown is this year's El Cajon Citizen of the Year!

Each year El Cajon's civic, service, and fraternal organizations select the El Cajon "Citizen of the Year" from the many people in El Cajon who contribute to El Cajon through years of volunteer civic … more

William R. O’Brien, former IMB executive vice president, dies at 86

William R. O’Brien, former missionary to Indonesia and retired executive vice president of the Southern Baptist Foreign Mission Board (now International Mission Board), died Feb. 1, 2020. He … more

Believer reaches nomadic neighbors with gospel

Camels loiter behind rough fences, watching children scamper between huts. Laughter mingles with goat bleats and camel murmurs, echoing through the arid desert dusk. Men on mats listen intently … more

In memoriam: Emeritus missionary Frances Evelyn Hennessee Smyth, 95

Frances Evelyn Hennessee Smyth, an emeritus International Mission Board missionary who shared the gospel among American Affinity Peoples in Brazil, died Jan. 31, 2020. She was 95. Born Dec. 11, … more

In memoriam: Emeritus missionary Laura Frances Snow Lagos, 95

Laura Frances Snow Lagos, an emeritus International Mission Board missionary who shared the gospel among American Affinity Peoples in Chile, died Jan. 24, 2020. She was 95. Lagos was born Nov. … more

IMB workers see Light break through Scotland’s gray skies

Patrick and Erin Schwartz have had to get used to the darkness that often clouds Scotland’s beauty. According to the World Weather Information Service, Scotland only has around 100 days of … more

Malaysian woman recognizes Jesus’ pursuit

After hearing the gospel from her boss in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, a Muslim migrant worker was interested in knowing more about Jesus. For six months she met with a Christian worker and they … more

030 Reaching Gen Z with the Gospel: Part 2

It isn’t unheard of for church leaders, particularly pastors and student pastors, to start feeling a bit of anxiety when thinking of the task of reaching younger generations with the gospel. … more

In memoriam: Emeritus missionary Billie Frances Wilson, 91

Billie Frances Wilson, an emeritus International Mission Board missionary who shared the gospel among American Affinity Peoples in Brazil, died Jan. 23, 2020, in Sherman, Texas. She was 91. Born … more

Video stories bring Bible to new audience

Long-time communicators Paul Wynn and Doug Keesey have partnered with churches and ministries to produce videos that tell what God is doing in a particular place. Their new initiative, … more
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