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Students encouraged to have ‘obedience in the unseen’ at REV7:9 kickoff

Matt List wasn’t even supposed to be at the kickoff tour of REV7:9, a missions movement for 18- to 25-year-olds organized by the International Mission Board. The Virginia Tech student was spending his spring break in Louisiana volunteering at the Baptist Campus Ministries (BCM) at Nicholls State University.

Former missionaries remain close to Ukrainian believers

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (BP) -- Shannon Ford chokes up easily and often as he talks about Ukraine. Ford, his wife, Katie, and their sons Cameron and Carson lived in Kyiv for 18 years, while he was catalyzing church plants through the International Mission Board. “Ukraine in many ways is home,” he said. “Our boys grew up there ... You see a picture in the news of a place under attack, and you think ‘I know that place, I’ve been there,’” he said.

Namesake of OBU’s Tom Elliff Center for Missions excited for Gospel impact

SHAWNEE, Okla. (BP) – A ministry legacy stretching over 50 years as a pastor, missionary and missions leader will serve as the backbone for the Tom Elliff Center for Missions, officially launched Jan. 24 by Oklahoma Baptist University.

Churches work toward resuming missions to pre-COVID levels

NASHVILLE (BP) – Not too long ago it was normal for Grand Avenue Baptist Church in Fort Smith, Ark., to take 20-25 mission trips in a year. Perhaps a half-dozen of those would be reached by van, but most required a flight.

The unlikely friendship of Annie Armstrong and Nannie Helen Burroughs

In 1897, Annie Armstrong, recording secretary of the Woman’s Missionary Union, met with Nannie Helen Burroughs, an up-and-coming leader in the National Baptist Convention.

SBC DIGEST: ‘Road to Anaheim’ videos launched; Missions scholarship honors George Liele; NOBTS receives $850,000 gift

‘Road to Anaheim’ video series launched; George Liele Foreign Missions Scholarship established; NOBTS apologetics program receives $850,000 gift.

SBC DIGEST: OBU launches Elliff Center for Missions; Mission:Dignity boosted in Mississippi

Oklahoma Baptist University launches Tom Elliff Center for Missions; Mission:Dignity recipients in Mississippi to receive extra check in 2022

Nigeria remains deadliest nation for Christians

NORTHEAST NIGERIA(BP) – Watching Boko Haram behead her Christian father and leave her brother for dead in their Nigerian village has strengthened the faith of Manga, who practices Christianity in the deadliest nation for believers.

‘Living inside the cage’: Afghanistan tops Christian persecution list

SANTA ANA, Calif. (BP) – The Christian refugee hopped on one of the last flights out of Afghanistan to save his life and family. Since the Taliban regained rule there, Christians are hunted down and killed.

Romanian man visits American pastor who led him to faith 30 years earlier

ROANOKE, Va. (BP) – While staying at her parents’ house in Virginia, Cyndi Logsdon did not expect to receive encouragement from a surprise guest, said.