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  • Cajuns take gumbo, Gospel to French Canadians

    by Brian Blackwell/Louisiana Baptist Message, posted Thursday, March 23, 2017 (yesterday)

    DIEPPE, New Brunswick, Canada (BP) -- Louis Charrier was putting the finishing touches on his southern Louisiana gumbo and already a line of 15 people was forming, eager to get a taste of the Cajun dish at a block party in Dieppe, New Brunswick.

    Moments later, some fellow Louisiana Baptists begin serving the cuisine by the bowl, along with an evangelism tract telling the purpose of their trip to the Canadian province. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Go beyond

    by Kevin Ezell, posted Thursday, March 16, 2017 (8 days ago)

    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 10,000

    by Katherine Chute , posted Wednesday, March 15, 2017 (9 days ago)

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    ONTARIO, 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

    by Terry Sharp, posted Monday, March 13, 2017 (11 days ago)

    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 missionaries

    by BP and IMB staff, posted Friday, March 03, 2017 (21 days ago)

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    RICHMOND, 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

  • Africa: Preparing for the next missions 'epicenter'

    by Kevin Rodgers, posted Wednesday, March 01, 2017 (23 days ago)

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    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 misconceptions

    by Dorina O'Nan, posted Monday, February 06, 2017 (one month ago)

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    SOUTHEAST 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?

    by Amy King, posted Friday, February 03, 2017 (one month ago)

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    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

    by Dean Sieberhagen, posted Wednesday, January 25, 2017 (one month ago)

    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