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IMB’s first virtual Sending Celebration scheduled for June 9
May23

IMB’s first virtual Sending Celebration scheduled for June 9

RICHMOND, Va. (BP)—Since 1845, nearly 25,000 Southern Baptist missionaries have shared the Gospel, made disciples, planted churches and settled their families in 185 countries around the world. Sending Celebrations are a time to commission new missionaries who are furthering the vision of reaching all peoples with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. With the cancellation of the 2020 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla.,...

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Open windows in Madrid allow missionaries to let praises ring
Apr26

Open windows in Madrid allow missionaries to let praises ring

MADRID, Spain (BP)—Quarantine. Lockdown. Unable to leave your apartment. Not exactly the ideal recipe for large-scale gospel sharing in difficult-to-reach Spain, where less than one half of 1 percent of the population have a personal relationship with Christ. Enter God into the equation, though, and we see how the power of the sung Gospel on Easter morning poured through the open windows of more than 300 apartments where IMB...

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Sub-Saharan Africa team announces ‘55 in 5’ strategy
Apr21

Sub-Saharan Africa team announces ‘55 in 5’ strategy

International Mission Board (IMB) leadership in Sub-Saharan Africa has announced a five-year goal to engage 55 unengaged, unreached people groups (UUPG) in five years. According to Daren Davis, group leader of IMB’s Sub-Saharan Africa affinity group, each UUPG selected has a population of more than 100,000. “A people group is unengaged and unreached when no indigenous community of believers who is able to engage this people group...

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In this current situation, consider the persecuted church
Apr14

In this current situation, consider the persecuted church

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article was written by IMB writer Benjamin Breeg. His name was changed for security. COVID-19 has contaminated hundreds of thousands of people with infections increasing dramatically daily. Some have projected the total number of those affected worldwide will be in the tens of millions with fatalities anticipated to be over 1 million people. Sports have been canceled, jobs have been lost, schools...

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IMB recommends mission volunteers postpone travel due to coronavirus risk
Mar09

IMB recommends mission volunteers postpone travel due to coronavirus risk

In light of the continuing global expansion of the COVID-19 virus (coronavirus), the International Mission Board’s (IMB) coronavirus task force and senior leadership recommend that mission volunteers from U.S. churches postpone international mission-trip travel through April 30. This date could be extended and will be reevaluated by April 15. IMB also recommends that people who have not yet purchased tickets for future travel wait and...

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