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Baptists known for excellence in medical care in Indonesia
Aug31

Baptists known for excellence in medical care in Indonesia

Southern Baptists have a long history in medical missions and have continued to bring hope and healing during the COVID-19 crisis. Field workers around the world use hospitals and clinics as ministry centers to serve communities and offer physical and spiritual healthcare. In 1957, three Southern Baptist representatives—Ruth Ford, Everly Hayes and Kathleen Jones—founded Kediri Baptist Hospital in the city of Kediri on the island of...

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IMB to host virtual MedAdvance conference Aug. 7-8
Jul07

IMB to host virtual MedAdvance conference Aug. 7-8

For the past 13 years, the International Mission Board (IMB) has hosted the MedAdvance conference as a forum for healthcare professionals, students, church leaders and state and associational leaders to learn how they can partner with IMB healthcare workers. In 2019, MedAdvance met in Oklahoma and was well-attended by those interested in medical missions. This year’s MedAdvance conference will be held virtually on Aug. 7-8. Rebekah...

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Southern Baptists gather to virtually celebrate sending 61 missionaries
Jun10

Southern Baptists gather to virtually celebrate sending 61 missionaries

RICHMOND, Va.—The International Mission Board (IMB) commissioned 61 missionaries June 9 in a virtual Sending Celebration. The missionaries represent churches in 15 states and will be serving in all nine of the IMB’s affinities. Sending Celebrations provide a forum for Southern Baptists to commission new missionaries and hear their call to missions. IMB trustees voted on and approved 59 of the missionaries this spring in a virtual...

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Tokyo and Southern Baptists prepare for Olympics
Nov19

Tokyo and Southern Baptists prepare for Olympics

The world will converge on Tokyo, Japan for the 2020 Olympics. Southern Baptists and their local church partners in Tokyo will be there to share the Gospel with the players, coaches and fans. International Mission Board (IMB) missionaries Daniel and Tara Rice are leading the 2020 Olympic ministry efforts through Connect 2020, a program they and their teammates developed. “Our goals are threefold: connecting Japanese people to God,...

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God answers prayer for prodigal son in Southeast Asia
Nov18

God answers prayer for prodigal son in Southeast Asia

At a church Bible study, Bopha Soeur,* a Southeast Asian missionary who partners with an IMB missionary, explained to the group the value of sharing how the Lord is working in their lives. Soeur emphasized how this can encourage others as well as acknowledge how God is at work. Ary Chey,* one of the Bible study attendees, shared how God worked in her life through answered prayer. Chey said she’d been praying for her son, an alcoholic...

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