Southern Baptists encourage prayer Nov. 5 for global persecuted church

For the family of 80-year-old Washima Erukaa, a Nigerian Christian and government official, the 5-million-naira ransom his kidnappers demanded was out of reach. Unable to pay what amounts to about $6,400, Erukaa’s family members learned Oct. 29 of his murder. His death was reported among the murders of at least 16 members of the Universal […]

Lifeway campers give more than $580,000 to IMB, NAMB for gospel impact

This summer, as thousands of kids, students and chaperones at Lifeway camps developed a greater understanding of missions and a heart for missionaries, they gave generously, entrusting their gifts for Great Commission purposes. As a result of this generosity, Ben Mandrell, president and CEO of Lifeway Christian Resources, presented checks totaling $587,484.97 to International Mission Board […]

IMB using telemedicine to create gospel access

Sitting in a home office in Ohio, a doctor logs onto her laptop at 3:30 a.m. Across the globe it’s mid-morning. The doctor smiles at a face that pops up on her screen. Consulting with her patient, she asks what brought him in today. Then she listens, in real time, to his heartbeat. Thump-thump. Thump-thump. […]

Minister Relying on God More While Planting Churches in Ukraine

Michael Domke had spent nearly 15 years planting churches in Ukraine when Russia’s war forced him out. Today, he typically drives 1,700 miles to several cities in Ukraine from Budapest, Hungary, continuing his work. The International Mission Board worker is learning to live one day at a time. “It’s easy to say we live by […]

NextGen Making Immediate Impact on Spiritual Lostness

Sticky notes plastered to the wall represented all the ways summer volunteers are embarking on the missionary task. The handwritten notes ranged from hiking to remote villages that have never heard Jesus’ name to teaching English using Bible stories at public schools. Janna Smith, International Mission Board missionary serving in the Americas, pointed around the […]

MedAdvance Poised to Change Lives Through Healthcare

For those with a passion for healthcare and a calling to missions, the International Mission Board has avenues of service ready to fill. Joshua and Jessica Cobb can recall how the trajectory of their ministry changed because of MedAdvance — a conference hosted by the IMB for believers interested in using healthcare strategies to open […]

‘The Ends of the Earth’ in One City

Dinner time has arrived, smoke from outdoor grills fills the air, generators are running because of the routine power circulation, and Rooibos tea is brewing. People from Zambia, Chile, Brazil, Scotland, Mexico, Uganda, Angola, Somalia, Morocco, and the United States get off work and head home. Behind concrete walls, with electric fencing and security systems, […]

MedAdvance 2023 poised to change more lives

For those with a passion for healthcare and a calling to missions, the International Mission Board has avenues of service ready to fill. The IMB is hosting MedAdvance, a conference for those interested in using healthcare strategies to open doors to a hurting world and gain access to unreached peoples and places in unique ways. […]

Missionary leader shares about God’s power

From the conversion of a witch doctor to the tragic death of a missionary friend, Mark Stevens has much to share about the supernatural power of God at work in this world. Speaking to a group of mission strategists and others at Mount Airy Baptist Church in Easley in an event hosted by Palmetto Baptist […]