Missions Mosaic

Following a Long and Winding Road

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“When the Bible says that we must die to ourselves, it sounds easy. But the truth is that it is not easy,” said Carlos Pulgarin, pastor of Zona Cero Church in Surrey, British Columbia. He knows this truth from experience.

Trading My Plans for His

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“Honestly the last 2 years have been the most difficult years of my life and yet some of the most exciting,” said Rebecca Waters*, a worker in West Africa.

Missionary Spotlight Update: Ian and Ruthie North


Ian and Ruthie North continue to “live out [their] love for God in relationship with [their] neighbors” as their family grows. Ruthie gave birth to their first child, Jack, on August 27. “He’s brought so much joy and depth to our relationships with our neighbors,” Ian explained. “The kids in the neighborhood and the refugee artisans love holding him.”

Missions Inspiration Update: Tony Mathews


Tony Mathews was on a mission in August 2014. He wanted to find the man he had led to Christ a couple of days earlier.

Reflect and Respond: When Life Throws You a Curve


Consider the best way to react when God changes your plans.

Telling Colombia Good-Bye


“Mom shed tears every time I returned to Colombia,” Kay Brown shared. “But I loved my job there. I could share every day with someone about Jesus’ great love for them.”

Uprooting to East Asia


“God had a radically different plan that would change our lives,” Lucy Tyler* shared. The Tylers had a comfortable life in the States. But in 2011, God began speaking to them about those who have never heard the truth. The burden couldn’t be ignored.

Ministering in Madagascar


At age 4 and a half, Nickolee Roberts boldly announced to her mother that when she grew up, she was going to be a missionary in Africa.

Connecting with the World in Canada


When Diane Worcester was just 12 years old, her family moved from North Carolina to Florida. For the preteen, it was a traumatic uprooting. But God in His wisdom has used that experience as she and her husband, John, serve as church planters in Toronto, Ontario.

Missionary Spotlight Update: Richard Sale


Even at 80 years old, Richard Sale is not slowing down. He continues his work as a chaplain with the South Carolina Baptist Convention and the North American Mission Board. As part of that work, he recently hosted 2 major conferences for the International Conference of Police Chaplains and Critical Incident Stress Management training.

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“Why I Am a Baptist” was the title of a great sermon I heard years ago. In addition to a clear presentation on Baptist beliefs, the minister articulated an additional reason I have come to appreciate more with every passing year. The way we cooperate to accomplish missions efforts around our nation and world is distinctive of what it means to be Southern Baptist. From how we appoint and support missionaries to the plan for shared giving through the Cooperative Program, what we do together through our churches extends our reach further than if we tried to do it alone.

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