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“I was beginning to see the world through God’s eyes in terms of lostness,” Larry Pepper said. “For me, that meant seeing if I could use my medical skills in a way that had more kingdom impact.”

Church members minister with international missionaries in Taiwan

The Southern Baptist Conference of the Deaf celebrated its 70th annual meeting with nearly 200 people from 20 states at Brentwood Baptist Deaf Church in Tennessee. The theme was “Let go … Follow God” based on Jeremiah 29:11.

Members of First Bilingual Baptist Church serve their community.

Director of missions serves churches in California and Nevada

East St. Louis is the home — and mission field — of Kempton and Caryn Turner. A native of East St. Louis, Ill., Kempton Turner grew up on the streets where he now serves as a church planting missionary and pastor of City of Joy Fellowship. The church was launched on Sept. 18, 2016, with one mission: restoring hope to the city through Jesus Christ. It currently rents space at the local Jackie Joyner-Kersee Center.

More than 1,000 refugees come to Clarkston, Ga., each year. Send Relief missionaries Trent and Elizabeth DeLoach and the believers at Clarkston International Bible Church (CIBC) have made it their mission to help these men, women and children feel not only welcome but at home in their new country.

“Everyone is welcome!” That is the motto of Fellowship Church Rogue Park located in Toronto’s East End. This multiethnic, multigenerational church plant rents space in a local Catholic school on Sunday mornings and hosts events throughout the week.

The numbers underscore the reputation by which this place is known — “Sin City” and “The Entertainment Capital of the World” — but a new church plant is at work to bring transformation. Leading the way are Las Vegas natives Heiden and Neena Ratner and the team at WALK Church. Their mission is to free people to walk in Jesus.

As church planting missionaries, Travis and Jennifer Whittaker want to see Christ bring lasting hope to Detroit by transforming people who will then transform their city.