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  • Opera singer from Brazil sparks Vienna house church

    by Nicole Leigh, posted Monday, March 26, 2018 (8 months ago)

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    VIENNA (BP) -- When Maria* began to feel God nudging her to share Christ with Persians, she didn't know exactly what a Persian was. (There's no Persian language and no Persia on the map.) But within a week Maria met a girl from Iran. When Maria asked what language she spoke, the girl said "Persian," so Maria invited the young lady to study the Bible.

    Maria didn't set out to start a new Persian church. She was just obeying God. But that Bible study has now grown to over 100 people -- a mixture of former Muslims from Iran and Afghanistan, former Buddhists from Vietnam and former atheists ... Read More

  • 'Leverage' of CP fosters church's ethnic initiatives

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Friday, June 02, 2017 (one year ago)

    The "leverage" of the Cooperative Program helps First Southern Baptist Church of Phoenix plant churches among immigrant populations, pastor Stephen Hayes told Baptist Press. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: The nations next door

    by Terry Sharp, posted Friday, April 28, 2017 (one year ago)

    The nations of the world are "all around us," Terry Sharp writes of immigrants, refugees and international students in America's cities, "but sometimes we don't see them because we aren't looking for them." Reaching them, he writes, "makes strategic, missiological sense." Read More

  • At Thanksgiving, immigrants & refugees cherish freedom

    by Joe Westbury, posted Wednesday, November 23, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Photo by Joe Westbury
    ATLANTA (BP) -- Dung Duong remembers the long walk from South Vietnam to Cambodia as he, his father and brother fled life at the hands of the communists who had overrun their nation 15 years earlier.

    The year was 1989 but thoughts of that suffering -- including losing friends who took to the open sea in small boats and were never rescued -- remains with him to this day. Read More

  • Immigrant couple finds friendship, ministry

    by Erich Bridges, posted Thursday, November 19, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo by Paul W. Lee/IMB
    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- She just needed a friend.

    Roopa N.* arrived from India in Richmond, Virginia's capital city, in 2001. She was young, well-educated, tech-savvy, fluent in English. She had all the tools for personal and professional success. She also was newly married to Tagore, another young Indian with bright career prospects.

    But she felt alone. Achingly alone. Read More