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  • SBC DIGEST: Emeritus Korea missionary Don Jones dies; 2nd WMU grant made for Tenn. wildfire relief

    by Southern Baptist TEXAN, WMU & BP Staff, posted Monday, April 24, 2017 (21 hours ago)

    Photo by Tess Rivers
    Don Jones, emeritus Southern Baptist missionary who served in South Korea 36 years, dies at age 88; WMU makes second grant to aid Smoky Mountain fire victims.

    Don Jones, 36 years a missionary to Korea, dies

    GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (BP) -- Don Jones, an emeritus Southern Baptist missionary who served in South Korea for 36 years, died April 9 after suffering a head injury in a fall two days earlier. He was 88. Read More

  • SE Asia water fights show Buddhism's unmet longings

    by Lily Xingh, posted Thursday, April 20, 2017 (4 days ago)

    Buddhists in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar celebrate the lunar new year with fervor, Christian worker Lily Xingh writes, yet they are left with unfulfilled longings to increase their good deeds to outweigh their bad ones. Read More

  • Safety & short-term mission trips

    by Andy Johnson , posted Wednesday, April 12, 2017 (12 days ago)

    "Should we care about safety on short-term mission trips?" asks pastor Andy Johnson, an associate pastor at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. Read More

  • Southeastern offers minority mission trip assistance

    by Harper McKay, posted Monday, April 03, 2017 (21 days ago)

    WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) -- Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and The College at Southeastern have launched a Kingdom Diversity Missions Initiative to encourage minorities to become more involved in Great Commission work around the world.

    As a partnership between Southeastern's Kingdom Diversity Initiative and its Center for Great Commission Studies, the new program offers minority students financial assistance for Southeastern mission trips along with help in preparing to go, such as raising funds and obtaining a passport. When students return from their trip, the ... Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: It's time

    by David Coombs, posted Monday, April 03, 2017 (21 days ago)

    David Coombs, as a new trustee of the International Mission Board: "I am struck by the gravity of the responsibility we as IMB trustees and Southern Baptists have for the people we put on the mission field and the lost people of the world to whom they are called to share the Gospel." Read More

  • Mom shares 5 lessons from raising kids overseas

    by Maggie Kirkpatrick , posted Friday, March 31, 2017 (24 days ago)

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    RICHMOND (BP) -- My daughter was two when we first arrived in East Asia. Eighteen months later, our son was born with the assistance of local midwives. Even from the earliest days, I loved how God painted on the blank canvas of my family's life using East Asian themes and colors.

    That was 27 years ago. Now my children are adults who have moved to mission fields of their own. I didn't realize it during their childhood, but experiencing life overseas with my kids taught me meaningful lessons about cultural adaptation, reentry to the United States, and growing older. Read More

  • 'Walking Lottie Moon' legacy spurs continued giving

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, March 29, 2017 (26 days ago)

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    ALHAMBRA, Calif. (BP) -- Pastor Alan Chan remembers the late Cherry Chang for her love of missions. "She said until I give my last breath, I will give it to missions, to do missions." And she did.

    Mandarin Baptist Church of Los Angeles in Alhambra, Calif. (MBCLA), where Chan is pastor of church ministry coordination, today remembers Chang years after her death as the "walking Lottie Moon." Read More

  • Cajuns take gumbo, Gospel to French Canadians

    by Brian Blackwell/Louisiana Baptist Message, posted Thursday, March 23, 2017 (one month ago)

    DIEPPE, New Brunswick, Canada (BP) -- Louis Charrier was putting the finishing touches on his southern Louisiana gumbo and already a line of 15 people was forming, eager to get a taste of the Cajun dish at a block party in Dieppe, New Brunswick.

    Moments later, some fellow Louisiana Baptists begin serving the cuisine by the bowl, along with an evangelism tract telling the purpose of their trip to the Canadian province. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Go beyond

    by Kevin Ezell, posted Thursday, March 16, 2017 (one month ago)

    Just as God never settles for the status quo, Kevin Ezell writes that North American Mission Board missionaries, supported by the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering, are "always pushing forward … starting new churches, connecting with new people and finding ways to meet needs so that in the process a conversation can turn toward the Gospel. Read More