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Believers respond to virus with faith, not fear

Across the world, coronavirus has driven many people indoors and into isolation. Fear of exposure to the disease has made minimizing social interactions most people’s main goal. Some believers … more

Downloadable Tech Backgrounds for April 2020

You can pray for missions with these custom backgrounds for your computer and mobile devices. Using IMB photos from around the world, each background is designed to focus your attention on an … more

034 For the One

Evangelism doesn’t have to be scary and it doesn’t have to be intimidating. But it does have to flow out of a daily walk and close connection with Jesus. In this episode of Evangelism with … more

Missionary family spreads hope

Sarah McNeill sensed a city-wide quarantine coming. Her preparatory grocery run included school supplies since her kids would transition to learning at home. She put printer paper and poster … more

Coronavirus Response: Praying through the crisis

Will you take time now to pray for our missionaries around the world who are serving on the frontlines during this coronavirus epidemic? Download the prayer guide and distribute it to your church … more

Unexpected blessings

When Cate’s* family took a short trip away from their home in East Asia recently, she never imagined they’d be unable to return for several months. But while they were gone, coronavirus … more

Christian worker ‘finds the cracks’ to continue daily ministry

You might expect that a country-wide epidemic capable of closing factories, schools and even borders would bring fruitful ministry to a grinding halt, but that hasn’t been the case for Dan*, a … more

IMB postpones volunteer trips through June 30, personnel ‘shelter in place’

International Mission Board senior leaders have directed IMB missionary personnel around the world to postpone hosting any ministry volunteer groups through June 30, leaders announced Wednesday, … more

Mexican couple partners with missionaries after finding Christ

Jesús (pronounced Hey-sus) and his wife, Anjela, live in a rough neighborhood where drugs, alcohol and idolatry are pervasive. Like most in Mexico City, they were Catholics devoted to the Virgin … more

Prayer Guide for Mexico City

IMB missionaries living in Mexico City confront the syncretism of the Catholic faith and animism every day as they share the hope of Christ with the Mexican people. Though Mexico is considered … more

Small Madrid church stays vibrant during lockdown

The streets are eerily silent. It’s as if the life has been sucked out of this vibrant capital of Spain, this city of Madrid that nearly 4 million people call home. The coronavirus quarantine … more

Baptism continues, though Rome church services canceled

Although the actual number of people infected by COVID-19 (coronavirus) remains rather small when compared to the world’s population, the responses to it have effectively shut down many parts … more

Daughter’s legacy continues through family’s trips to Botswana

Sarah Harmening was supposed to make her first international mission trip in June 2017. She never made it out of the U.S. Tragically, she was killed in a bus accident in Atlanta on the way to the … more

IMB Teleworking Plan

IMB leadership is thankful for all U.S.-based staff do to support our more than 6,500 adults and children sharing Christ among the nations! These staff members are vital to Southern Baptists’ … more

033 Hope Changes Everything

Tragedies like the recent death of NBA basketball star Kobe Bryant, his daughter Giana and seven others in a February plane crash remind us of the brevity of life and the certainty of death. … more

Missionaries continue to serve, says IMB president

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IMB recommends mission volunteers postpone travel due to coronavirus risk

Press Release 03/09/2020 In light of the continuing global expansion of the COVID-19 virus (coronavirus), the International Mission Board’s coronavirus task force and senior leadership … more

Believers in East Asia grow in faith during coronavirus outbreak

Normally, there wouldn’t be anything noteworthy about Jane* and her family having other local believers over for dinner. But recently, life has been anything but normal. As the coronavirus has … more

Workers in South Asia rejoice in harvest, but remind churches of continued needs

South Asia. It’s the largest concentration of lostness on the planet. 1.7 billion people. The birthplace of Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism and home to more than 500 million Muslims.  From the … more

In memoriam: Missionary emeritus Helen Nixon, 96

Helen Nixon, an International Mission Board missionary emeritus who shared the gospel among American Affinity Peoples in Argentina, died Feb. 25, 2020, in San Angelo, Texas. She was 96. Nixon was … more
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