By Mary Alan It’s the little things, the mundane, that cause me to fail as a cross-cultural witness. On the other hand, the catastrophes and emergencies — these events are catalyzers for my witness: A colleague has been kidnapped. A believer is undergoing severe persecution. When these things happen, my husband and I call our […]
International Mission Board still adding missionaries, but at slower pace to give priority to rolling out pathway options, streamlining appointment process.
About 22 years ago my wife, Jan, and I sat in an A&W restaurant in Vancouver, British Columbia, sipping a root beer in a frosted mug and listening to one of the best storytellers of our lives. A few days later we had another opportunity as we sped through the city on the elevated public […]
CLAYTON — On a warm summer afternoon, a half-dozen young girls sit in a large swing, Bibles open. The silence is deafening as the only sound comes from waves gently lapping the shore of Camp Pinnacle Lake. The girls – and more than a dozen others from their cabin – are observing their quiet time […]
By Julie McGowan International Mission Board RICHMOND, VA— God is providing unprecedented opportunities to serve Him among the nations, and “with a degree in fibers, fabrics and handcrafted textiles, along with a desire to take the good news of Jesus to the ends of the earth, the Lord is allowing me to literally and figuratively […]
By IMB Staff RICHMOND, Va. (BP) — International Mission Board President David Platt invites pastors, church leaders, and members to be part of an IMB-hosted live stream event Oct. 27, 3 p.m. EDT, to discuss the organization’s present challenges and future vision. The hour-long online video forum will provide a way to dialogue as participants ask […]
DULUTH — The Georgia Baptist Convention is the first state convention to offer a helping hand to International Mission Board missionaries and staff who will accept the agency’s voluntary retirement package. IMB President David Platt announced on Aug. 27 that the agency will reduce its missionaries and staff by 600-800 people over the next six months. […]