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IMB TRUSTEES: Chitwood announces five-year plan, new VPs, new missionaries
Feb02

IMB TRUSTEES: Chitwood announces five-year plan, new VPs, new missionaries

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (BP)—International Mission Board (IMB) president Paul Chitwood announced IMB’s five-year plan during meetings with trustees Jan. 29-30 in Riverside, Calif. IMB trustees also elected Charles Clark as vice president of mobilization and Price Jett as vice president of finance, logistics and technology; appointed 21 new missionaries for service around the globe; and recognized 78 former IMB personnel in memoriam....

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Lottie Moon’s home church reinvigorated to fulfill the Great Commission
Dec17

Lottie Moon’s home church reinvigorated to fulfill the Great Commission

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—Missions is alive and well at Charlottesville, Va., First Park Street. This should come as no surprise, given that the church, founded in 1831, is home to one of Southern Baptists most famous international missionaries, Lottie Moon. Charlotte “Lottie” Diggs Moon was born Dec. 12, 1840, in Albemarle County, Va. Charlottesville is the county seat. In 1857, John Broadus, pastor of First Park Street, preached a...

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Lottie Moon Offering totals $156.6 million
Oct08

Lottie Moon Offering totals $156.6 million

RICHMOND, Va. (BP)—Southern Baptist church members gave $156.6 million to support international missionaries in 2018-2019, the third-highest Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for international missions ever received. “Because you and your church gave through the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, you are a part of reaching the unreached in every nation,” said International Mission Board (IMB) President Paul Chitwood. “When...

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Floyd to missionaries: You were chosen for this moment
Sep26

Floyd to missionaries: You were chosen for this moment

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. (BP)—The International Mission Board (IMB) celebrated the sending of 24 newly appointed international missionaries in a service at Swift Creek Baptist Church Sept. 25. IMB trustees voted to approve the candidates during a meeting near Richmond earlier in the day. Ronnie Floyd, president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee, preached the message at the celebration, encouraging the new...

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Ripkens’ Easter sorrow gave rise to global impact
Apr14

Ripkens’ Easter sorrow gave rise to global impact

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) — “Stay in the story.” That’s the advice retiring missionaries Nik and Ruth Ripken offer the next generation. “Don’t quit before you see all that God has for you,” Ruth said. “Don’t get sidetracked.” The Ripkens, known for their extensive research into Christian persecution, have relocated to Louisville, Ky., having signaled their retirement for March...

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