When International Mission Board missionary Moses knew that God was calling him to go make disciples on islands near Senegal, his knee-jerk response was no. His hesitance had nothing to do with disobedience or uncertainty about the islanders. It wasn’t about the persecution believers faced in these areas.
PHOENIX, Ariz. (BP) – On Valentine's evening, many Southern Baptists gathered in Phoenix to celebrate the latest group of missionaries heading to the nations with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Keith Jefferson stood at an all-too-familiar pulpit in Cachoeira, Bahia, in Brazil. With gratitude, he looked out at the church he’d partnered closely with during his time on the field over a decade ago. The retired International Mission Board missionary finished his sermon, and a young Quilombola walked the aisle, tears in his eyes.
Alina came to faith at age 17, and her life was radically changed.
Cars and buses buzzed past a group of people walking the Turkish streets. The group enjoyed modern plumbing, and with the flip of a switch, lights would come on in most buildings. Still, the ruins that stood before them, with their dirt paths and ornate columns, reminded them of where they were.
Twenty-five Embera people were busy at work, taking care as they handmade each ornament. For two months, Casa Embera, the meeting place for the ministry started by International Mission Board missionaries Travis and Beth Burkhalter, was bustling with these workers.
“Street evangelism just doesn’t work here.”
International Mission Board missionary Paul Yount sits just outside a crowded cafeteria. Inside the room, chairs squeak across the floor. A cacophony of voices mixes. Forks scrape plates. The ice in the drink machine crashes to the bottom of an empty glass.
Rose had a passion to reach a people group situated in the Horn of Africa. Accessing them was another question altogether. She knew she couldn’t do it alone.
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RICHMOND (BP) -- People are dying physically. People are dying spiritually. Many are dying in places where the Gospel has never been heard.