“It’s not an easy mission field.”
“Why wait until you retire? Why not now?”
“It is exciting to see the next generation of missionaries having their first Great Commission experiences.”
“Southern Baptists were challenged to pray and give sacrificially so those who had not heard the gospel might have that opportunity.”
In other Southern Baptist news, an Arkansas pastor holds a live apologetics discussion and church staff have until May 31 to take part in a GuideStone church compensation survey.
“As our new IMB leadership continues to set a new vision for the IMB for the future, our strength will be in how Southern Baptists respond to this vision and to their leadership.”
IMB reduces missionary staff by 21 percent in historic “reset”; stateside staff reduced by 33 percent
Under the reset, much of the work previously performed in Richmond will be farmed out to communications teams in overseas locations.
No further International Mission Board missionaries will be required to leave the field as the agency enters its second and final chapter of getting the agency back on financial track.