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FIRST-PERSON: Go beyond
Just as God never settles for the status quo, Kevin Ezell writes that North American Mission Board missionaries, supported by the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering, are "always pushing forward … starting new churches, connecting with new people and finding ways to meet needs so that in the process a conversation can turn toward the Gospel. Read More
'Bubbling' strategy sees five Christians grow to 10,000ONTARIO, Calif. (BP) -- Dan serves in an area of Southeast Asia where "nobody had been and nobody wanted to go."
And the mission group he worked with didn't want him to go there, either.
"During appointment week, I learned I was not allowed to go to that location," the Gateway Seminary alumnus said, "so I went to language school in a different location and was eventually able to demonstrate all the reasons for denying me were not valid." Read More
FIRST-PERSON: 'Welcome' -- for international students, a powerful word
Terry Sharp describes "an incredible opportunity in the U.S. to welcome almost a million international students who arrive from countries all around the world to attend American colleges and universities every year." The large majority of them, however, "are never invited into an American home." Read More
TRUSTEES: IMB appoints 29 new missionariesRICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- Twenty-nine Southern Baptists were appointed as missionaries to the nations during the International Mission Board's trustee meeting Feb. 28-March 1 near Richmond, Va. Trustees also heard numerous reports and recognized 63 missionaries who retired or died within the past year.
During IMB's Sending Celebration service, new missionaries represented churches that cooperate with 11 state Baptist conventions. The missionaries will take the Gospel to peoples in Europe, Northern Africa and the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Americas. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: What global Christians can teach us
Chuck Lawless, in spending time with Christians throughout the world, is much more sensitized to the preciousness of the Bible and numerous other facets of faith. Read More
Africa: Preparing for the next missions 'epicenter'RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- Historian Richard Bulliet suggests that early Muslims recounted the story of the spread of Islam as if it had one center, like an inkblot diffusing outward from a center that remains set and inexorably stained.
In contrast, when we look at the story of the spread of God's Kingdom, we see something more like shifting epicenters of earthquakes. Sudden, tectonic shifts occur and then shock waves go out from the center to spread the Gospel far and wide. Read More
The Deaf -- how God changed my misconceptionsSOUTHEAST ASIA (BP) -- The Thais sat in my living room -- immune to the hot air and ignoring the massive mosquitoes dancing about the room -- as they fixed their eyes on the Deaf man standing before them.
They smiled as he acted out the scene of Moses at the burning bush. By turning his body, making small changes in his facial expressions and looking up or down, he became Moses and God in turn. His audience was captivated by the story.
When he paraphrased what Moses said to the Lord, the Thais laughed in the ... Read More
Why not take kids on overseas mission trips?DURHAM, N.C. (BP) -- We were celebrities and oddities in a rolling caravan. And by rolling, I mean with actual wheels -- a double stroller and several wheeled suitcases trailing my husband Steven and me as we careened through an Asian airport with our two boys, ages 3 and 1.
In an American airport, perhaps we would have been a passing entertainment, avoided in security lines and processed with great pains. Yet in this Asian country, as I sweated my way through an immigration line, it was as if we had a golden ticket. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Don't waste a youthful faith
Faith is not just for "old people," Dean Sieberhagen writes, calling young Christians not to wait until later life to realize that "the Bible comes alive with meaning" to those who "live out a daily commitment to Jesus and His Kingdom." Read More