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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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Togetherness, unity mark IMB presidential installation and Sending Celebration
Feb07

Togetherness, unity mark IMB presidential installation and Sending Celebration

RICHMOND, Va.—Unity, fellowship and promises of mutual support characterized the installation of International Mission Board President Paul Chitwood and the Sending Celebration of 19 newly appointed international missionaries at Grove Avenue Baptist Church, in Richmond, Wednesday, Feb. 6. Chitwood is the 13th president of the 173-year-old International Mission Board, the largest denominational missionary-sending body among American...

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Southern Baptists celebrate sending 42 new missionaries
Nov29

Southern Baptists celebrate sending 42 new missionaries

  RICHMOND, Va.—Southern Baptists celebrated the appointment of 42 new missionaries in a service on Wed., Nov. 14, near Richmond, Va. Churches of all sizes from Louisiana to Indiana and North Carolina to Oklahoma are sending singles, couples and families to large cities, small villages and hard-to-reach places around the world. Vance Pitman, senior pastor of Las Vegas, Va., Hope, reminded new missionaries and those who attended...

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