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35 new IMB missionaries appointed

NEW ORLEANS  (BP) — Thirty-five candidates were appointed missionaries by International Mission Board (IMB) trustees Nov. 8 during a service at First Baptist Church, New Orleans, Louisiana. The new missionaries join IMB workers around the world serving in global cities … Continue reading

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Platt to discuss IMB’s future in live Web event

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 … Continue reading

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SBC President suggests single missions board

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BNG) — Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) President Ronnie Floyd suggested merger of the convention’s two missions boards during a symposium on the denomination’s future Sept. 28–29 at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri. “Structures and … Continue reading

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World Changers hit Birmingham

Students from around the United States have converged on Birmingham to show the love of Christ through World Changers, a week-long construction missions outreach for youth and college students. The World Changers approach involves helping participants grow in the gospel … Continue reading

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IMB representative experiences change of heart

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (BP, TAB) — International Mission Board (IMB) representative Martha Richards experienced a change of heart after a conversation with a pimp in Johannesburg, South Africa. Richards said her anger toward the pimps is “overwhelming” due to the women she … Continue reading

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Iraq conflict causes ‘double crisis’ for refugees

MOSUL, Iraq (TAB, BP) — Fighting outbreaks across Iraq serve as timely reminders for the need for prayer for refugees as World Refugee Day is June 20. The intense and sudden fighting has caused at least half a million Iraqis to flee … Continue reading

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Boston Marathon outreach helps church planting efforts

Boston (BP) – Most years, when Prestonwood Baptist Church’s young singles take mission trips to Boston, they arrive a week before the Boston Marathon and leave the day after. 2013 was an exception. Since they could get cheaper flights two days after the … Continue reading

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Central Philippines hit by magnitude 7.1 earthquake

BOHOL PROVINCE, Philippines (TAB) — Sixty-seven people died and 164 were injured after the magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit the central Philippines on Oct. 15, according to news services. The majority of the damage and deaths occurred in Bohol province. Cebu province … Continue reading

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Macedonia Project speeds missionaries to field

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) — You’ve recently finished college — or maybe you’re a mid-career professional — and you sense an urgent call to follow Christ into long-term missions service.  You have the practical skills to make an impact. You have the … Continue reading

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Missionary to Tokyo’s homeless dies

SEOUL, Korea (BP) — Josh Park, an International Mission Board (IMB) missionary in Japan known for his zeal in sharing the gospel with the homeless and anyone he came in contact with, died June 28 in Seoul after a lingering … Continue reading

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