|Children’s choirs sing an anthem, “Tell the World,” and represent the nations of the globe by wearing traditional ethnic costumes during an International Mission Board missionary appointment service March 22 at Idlewild Baptist Church in Tampa, Fla. Forty-five new missionaries were appointed at the service. Photo by Bill Bangham |
TAMPA, Fla. (BP)--Forty-five “ordinary” Southern Baptists answered the call of their extraordinary God, signified during an International Mission Board appointment service March 22 at Idlewild Baptist Church in Tampa, Fla.
The service culminated an IMB trustee meeting conducted in Tampa -- and kicked off an international missions summit focusing on West Africa held at the Idlewild church.
“I was just a regular guy living my life for myself,” said one new missionary who will serve in the Last Frontier -- that part of the world with little or no access to the Gospel. “But then God saved me, changed my heart, and He showed me there was more to being a Christian than just going to church on Sunday.