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  • WEEK OF PRAYER: Gospel confronts witch doctor in Mozambique

    by Elaine Gaston, posted Friday, December 02, 2016 (one year ago)

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    NACALA, Mozambique (BP) -- Believers traveling by boat, sharing the Gospel. In the book of Acts it was the Apostle Paul on the Mediterranean. In Northern Mozambique today it is International Mission Board missionary Brian Harrell steering his small wooden vessel through coastal waters.

    He and his family live on the water's edge solely to reach the approximately 300,000 Makhuwa Nahara people with the Gospel, whether that means venturing to unreached villages accessed best by water, or sharing Gospel stories with a local witch doctor or women as they sit in a circle and make rag rugs. Read More

  • Pre-teen girls raise $1,000-plus for missions

    by Marilyn Stewart, posted Wednesday, December 30, 2015 (2 years ago)

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    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- When Jay and Elizabeth Terrill decided to forego Christmas gifts to each other and instead give to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, it sparked an idea for their daughter Mollie and her cousin Lexi Cole: a Christmas craft fair to benefit the International Mission Board.

    With the recent IMB financial/personnel cuts in mind, the 11-year-olds enlisted the help of their church -- Gentilly Baptist Church in New Orleans -- and set a goal of $1,000 for the Dec. 5 event. With donated crafts, baked goods, garden plants and other items, the fair netted $1,067. Read More

  • Lee: Go 'both feet in'

    by Wanda S. Lee, posted Tuesday, December 22, 2015 (2 years ago)

    Lottie Moon Christmas Offering: The love of Christ compels us to go "both feet in" to share the Gospel, writes Wanda Lee, executive director of national WMU. Read More

  • Family gives father 'highlight of Christmas'

    by Kate Gregory, posted Monday, December 21, 2015 (2 years ago)

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    OAXACA, Mexico (BP) -- The Quinn family had agreed not to give each other any large presents last Christmas so they could send their father, Breese, on a mission trip to Mexico. So on Christmas morning when Breese saw his two children, ages 11 and 13, smiling at him as they stood beside a big wrapped present, he thought they had reneged on their pact.

    But when he opened the big box, inside was a scene (a diorama or three-dimensional miniature model) that featured the mountainous region of southern ... Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Spirit of giving is a heart in tune with God's love

    by Frank S. Page, posted Tuesday, December 08, 2015 (2 years ago)

    Giving is a way for us to express what we care about the most, says Frank Page, Southern Baptist Convention executive committee president, as he shares the importance of the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions. John 3:16: "For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Does our missions rhetoric have substance?

    by Randy C. Davis, posted Friday, December 04, 2015 (2 years ago)

    Randy Davis, executive director of the Tennessee Baptist Convention, underscores the call of Lottie Moon, who asked: "Why should we not … do something that will prove that we are really in earnest in claiming to be followers of Him who, though He was rich, for our sake became poor?" Read More

  • WEEK OF PRAYER: 'Shadow' missionaries disciple young leaders in Philippines

    by Paige Turner, posted Friday, December 04, 2015 (2 years ago)

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    PHILIPPINES (BP) -- When someone shouted, "Your uncle is coming," everyone in the Philippine village knew the code meant "run and hide." Neighbors disappeared into small concrete homes until International Mission Board missionaries Dave and Ivette Daggett had come and gone.

    A few, however, including 13-year-old Berlyn Familaran, stuck around to hear what the foreigners had to say. Read More

  • WEEK OF PRAYER: Wherever you go, we go

    by Kate Gregory, posted Thursday, December 03, 2015 (2 years ago)

    OAXACA, Mexico (BP) -- Wherever you go, we go.

    First Baptist Church in Oxford, Miss., made this commitment to Jeff and Liesa Holeman long before they began serving as International Mission Board missionaries in 2008.

    It started a decade earlier when Jeff became student minister at the church, located in the town of the University of Mississippi. He led the youth group to make return mission trips to Brazil. Read More

  • WEEK OF PRAYER: N.C. church seeing progress in Southeast Asia

    by Paige Turner, posted Wednesday, December 02, 2015 (2 years ago)

    SOUTHEAST ASIA (BP) -- Mark Harrison's focus appeared to be solely on the family he had come to visit.

    It wasn't the North Carolina pastor's first visit to this home in a remote Southeast Asian village tucked among lush, green mountains. He had visited the family during other trips to the villages of the "T" people. Although the youngest sister and her husband had become Christians, her parents and three sisters never seemed interested in the Gospel. Read More

  • WEEK OF PRAYER: Bringing hope to Syrian refugees

    by Rolan Way, posted Tuesday, December 01, 2015 (2 years ago)

    MIDDLE EAST (BP) -- Christian worker Peter Matheson* is working to bring hope to refugees. But the ongoing crisis has taken a toll on the many he serves -- and on him personally -- as he ministers in the midst of tremendous suffering.

    Syrian and Iraqi refugees have become victims of a rebellion being fought against the Syrian regime and brutality caused by the self-proclaimed terrorist group ISIS and other Islamic extremists. Read More