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TRUSTEES: IMB celebrates missionaries, approves balanced budgetRIDGECREST, N.C. (BP) -- International Mission Board trustees gathered at Ridgecrest Conference Center Sept. 11-13 to celebrate more than 25,000 years of service by emeritus missionaries while approving the appointment of 51 new personnel to take the Gospel to unreached people and places.
The fall meeting near Asheville, N.C., also included orientation for 11 new trustees; approval of a balanced budget for 2017-18; and concerted prayer for specific needs representing every region of the world. Read More
35 new IMB missionaries appointedNEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Joseph Somkhith* understands the plight of today's 60 million refugees. He once lived as one.
Somkhith was 10 years old when he and his brother fled Laos after a communist takeover in the mid-1970s. The two boys crossed the Mekong River into Thailand, facing what Somkhith described as "insecurity and violence" along the way. Nearly a year later, Somkhith's family was reunited in a refugee camp in Thailand. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: What are we going to do?
Illinois Baptist leader Nate Adams sets for "tangible actions that demonstrate we are trusting the Lord" as the International Mission Board draws down its overseas and stateside personnel in the face of a budget shortfall. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Call a missionary
O'FALLON, Ill. (BP) -- Missionaries returning to the States "still want to serve the cause of Christ," pastor Doug Munton writes of the International Mission Board's downsizing. "Might Southern Baptist churches consider them when seeking a pastor and church staff member?" he asks. Read More
1975: Vietnam orphans' 'miracle' journeyGARLAND, Texas (BP) -- Pastor Nguyen Xuan Ha relayed the message to the children and workers of the Cam Ranh City Orphanage that the South Vietnamese army could not stop the communist juggernaut.
The last Americans had been evacuated from Saigon, and North Vietnamese tanks had crashed the gates of the presidential palace. The iron curtain had descended over Vietnam. It was April 30, 1975. Read More
New missionaries join God's 'unstoppable mission'HOUSTON (BP) -- The only interest David Kizziah had in church as a youth was the gym at Circlewood Baptist Church. He and his friends broke into the gym to play basketball several times before being caught. But the youth minister showed grace that Kizziah wasn't expecting. He offered Kizziah and his friends an open invitation to play basketball if they would come to church. Read More
VIDEOS: Missionaries thankful #becauseyougive
RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- It was a simple concept -- write one thing that happened because Southern Baptists give to international missions.
Missionaries in various regions of Africa, Asia and Europe wrote on chalkboards, spoke via video or audio or posted to #becauseyougive on Twitter to record their "thank you" for support they receive from the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions. Read More
CALL TO PRAYER: Practical ways to pray for missionaries
Illinois pastor Doug Munton recounts what he learned visiting his daughter, son-in-law and their children in Madagascar. "Career missionaries need our prayers and love," Munton writes. "And, a package of goodies from home doesn't hurt." Read More
MISSIONS: 'Rope-holders' vital to missions
Observers asked a missionary couple, "Why are you different?" after seeing their faith amid a crisis, WMU executive director Wanda Lee recounts. "I wonder if those watching us see the same thing," she writes. Read More