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  • Missionary will remember 'those who are praying'

    by Kevin Singerman, posted Tuesday, July 18, 2017 (3 days ago)

    Photo by Matt Jones
    PHOENIX (BP) -- My heart was racing as my wife and I stood and waited.

    Memories from the past several years shot through my mind. Time after time I had heard the cry, "They are perishing without the Gospel! Who will go?" And time after time I had responded. But God's quiet reply to my soul was simply, "Wait on the Lord...." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Missionary practice

    by Mark Snowden, posted Tuesday, July 18, 2017 (3 days ago)

    More than mission education, Mark Snowden advocates "missionary practice" -- training in which adults, teens and children are prepared to join in God's mission. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Open your home, open your heart

    by Lori McDaniel, posted Tuesday, July 11, 2017 (10 days ago)

    Opening your home is one way to create space in your heart for learning to love cross-culturally, Lori McDaniel writes. Many internationals living in the U.S. want an American friend, she notes. "Statistically, few have found them." Read More

  • 5 encouragements for short-term summer mission teams

    by Daniel Slott, posted Thursday, July 06, 2017 (15 days ago)

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    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- Summers provide great opportunities for short-term mission teams to serve the cause of Christ around the globe.

    At the same time, missionaries in cross-cultural settings are anticipating the arrival of those teams -- a process that can bring joy and excitement, but sometimes fear. Short-term summer mission teams can provide much needed help for missionaries, but for both the missionary team and the volunteer team to profit, each side needs to prepare well. Read More

  • SBCAL group to study DOM title change, efficiency

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, June 22, 2017 (29 days ago)

    A 12-member study group is expected to recommend in 2018 a new title, credentialing process and expectations of effectiveness for Southern Baptist directors of missions (DOMs). Read More

  • Moments of restoration recalled at WMU annual meeting

    by Barbara Denman, posted Tuesday, June 13, 2017 (one month ago)

    Photo by Van Payne
    PHOENIX (BP) -- "Defining Moments," those dramatic, life-changing experiences that make an eternal difference in the hearts and minds of the Christian believer, were recounted and celebrated during the Monday sessions of the WMU Missions Celebration and Annual Meeting, held June 11-12 at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel.

    The 325 registered participants of the two-day meeting explored defining moments in the Bible and in the lives of missionaries, national WMU leaders, Acteens panelists and other SBC leaders. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Contagious missions

    by Chad Keck, posted Thursday, June 08, 2017 (one month ago)

    Chad Keck, recalling the serious illness his father battled after a mission trip to Guatemala, marvels that his father never complained -- and “it never slowed him down from taking more trips. He is now 71 and still actively engaged in international mission trips every year.” Read More

  • The number one reason missionaries leave the field

    by Paul Akin, posted Tuesday, June 06, 2017 (one month ago)

    The most common reason missionaries go home is not due to lack of money, illness, terrorism, homesickness, or even a lack of fruit or response to the Gospel. Regretfully, the number one reason is due to conflict with other missionaries. Read More

  • Missionary superheroes -- They're not a real thing

    by Stefani Varner, posted Thursday, June 01, 2017 (one month ago)

    For Stefani Varner, missionaries once seemed to be Superman, Indiana Jones, Inspector Gadget, the Good Samaritan, and Grandma all wrapped into one. Then she became one. Read More