Mission Stories

Sharing Christ: The Highest Priority

Oscar Burns leads training

Missionaries have it so easy. I could lead people to Christ all the time if I was paid to do it.

Has that thought ever crossed your mind? The idea that if only you didn’t have so much on your plate you had to do, it would free you up to do real ministry.

Missionary Spotlight Update: One More Child

Jerry Haag swarmed by children in Uganda

“More than 10 years ago, my wife, Christi, and I began to pray this simple, yet challenging, prayer: ‘God, give us the world for children,’” said Jerry Haag, president/chief executive officer of Florida Baptist Children’s Homes (FBCH) and

Missionary Spotlight Update: Brian and Mandy Davis

worshipers at an Orthodox church in Bulgaria

Mandy Davis says in Bulgaria, where she and her husband, Brian, serve as IMB missionaries, 99% of people haven’t read the Bible for themselves, even if they call themselves Orthodox Christians.

Camps, Block Parties, and Patience: Chris Flora Uses All to Plant a Church in Calgary

Chris Flora and boy at camp

What does it take to plant a church in Calgary, Alberta? Pastor Chris Flora knows much is involved but patience is near the top of the list.

Pray for Missionary Families as You Pray for Your Family

silhouette of a family of six

Families around the globe have a lot of similarities. As you pray for your family members and situations, take a moment to pray for missionary families because they are experiencing the same things: meal preparation, laundry, schooling, illness, discipline, and sharing the good news.

Trusting God to Provide

Debi Sharkey with her husband

“I was a new college student and completely broke,” recalled Debi Sharkey, head chaplain for a maximum-security prison in Louisiana. “I had used the last of my toothpaste. I needed a few dollars to do my laundry and buy toothpaste, but I wouldn’t get paid for a few weeks.”

Missionary Spotlight Update: John Mark Toby

John Mark Toby portrait

Director of Missions John Mark Toby shares that the Warren Association of Baptists in Bowling Green, Kentucky, is using the associational missions offering in 2019 to finish the building for its International Ministry Center.

Missionary Spotlight Update: Ken and Kathy Woods

Woods family portrait

If you were to ask Ken Woods what he believes is the most important aspect of keeping one’s faith strong on the missions field, he would have one answer for you—stay connected to God through His Word.

Bringing Living Water to a Desert Wasteland

aerial photo of Asian desert

An enormous desert where Pakistan, Iran, and Afghanistan meet is home to the Baloch, a Muslim people group.

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