IMB temporarily relocates personnel due to COVID-19

As airlines reduced flights and countries around the world went into lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some International Mission Board missionaries found themselves unexpectedly back in the United States. In an email to all overseas personnel, IMB President Paul Chitwood wrote that if any felt God leading them to leave their current country due […]

Pray for the Persecuted Church

Worldwide, the Christian church continues to be persecuted. Statistics often differ, but they clearly show a pandemic of a different nature. According to the World Watch List from Open Doors, eight Christians died every day in 2019 for their faith in Christ. Jesse French, founder of Operation Orange Ribbon, a South Carolina-based ministry dedicated to […]

NGU Sends Students to Help Hurting Families Over Spring Break

Back in September 2019, Tyler Troyer, of Samaritan’s Purse Disaster Relief, reached out to Joshua Gilmore, one of the campus pastors at North Greenville University, requesting help in serving families in Eastern North Carolina that had been affected by Hurricane Dorian.   Gilmore, who leads the Baptist Collegiate Ministries at NGU, frequently deploys college students on […]

Wholly Healthy: Medicine Can Be Mission Field

Many young Christians grow up with a deep desire to be missionaries. I applaud this. I’m always amazed at the devotion and dedication of those who spend years in training and go around the world for the sake of the gospel and, in the process, shun temporal reward. But for years now, God has put […]

Under the Mango Tree: Reflections on Two Weeks in Uganda

Under a mango tree in Hoima, Uganda, roughly 100 children gathered, eagerly waiting for Vacation Bible School to begin. Sixteen short-term missionaries from the United States had traveled there to minister to these children and their families. Their sacrifices of hot showers, air conditioning and cultural familiarity seemed utterly insignificant as the days passed and […]

Cooperative Program: Together in God’s Mission

A lot can be lost in a single generation. The writers of Scripture often warned the leaders of Israel that unless they rehearsed the works of God to their children and grandchildren, a generation would arise that “knew not the Lord or his ways” (Judges 2:10). Southern Baptists have a lot to pass on to […]

VBS offerings, collections help to share God’s love

Gapway Baptist Church had a Vacation Bible School with 100 enrolled that was right in line with the national attendance average, but their VBS offering this year was far from average. The Mullins-area church contributed more than $1,000 to the Cooperative Program and an additional $400 to an outreach group doing a sports camp to […]