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In 2012 my wife, daughter, and I were sent out by our church in Los Angeles to serve as missionaries with the International Mission Board (IMB). We served as Church Planting Strategists in East Asia. This simply means we started churches and partnered with existing churches to start churches where there were no churches.   For…

A group of Vietnamese believers came together to start a new church and celebrate their first worship service in Memphis, Tennessee. Hundreds of miles away, in Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska, another group was thinking about doing the exact same thing. Still, another group held a baptism service for half a dozen new believers in Pensacola,…

Whether you’re a high-school student or retiree, you can join an International Mission Board team overseas to reach the nations. Southern Baptists have been sending IMB missionaries to be steadfastly present among those who have never heard the gospel for more than 177 years. Through the generous giving of Southern Baptists to the Cooperative Program…

Volunteers are always needed to support Annual General Meetings (AGM) on the mission field. An AGM for IMB missionaries is a week-long conference for missionaries from a specific region of the world. This includes times of worship, prayer, teaching, encouragement, fellowship, and training for the missionaries. An AGM is very similar to state convention meetings…

“In our church, we want to be involved in reaching the Lost, not distracted by doing medical missions.”  This was the viewpoint the church leader shared with me when we talked about opportunities to serve on the foreign mission field in health strategies.  The truth is that though our nation and the world face tremendous…

(This is the second part of a 2-part series. To read part one, click here). Vision Trips  When the partnership with CSBC was formed, Pete Ramirez, Executive Director of the Convention, shared a hope to see as many as 500 churches serve in APAC fields over the course of the partnership. To be fair, that’s…

I am an International Mission Board missionary who calls California home. My wife is a San Diego native, and we have started calling Riverside our home base. Our sending church is Orangecrest Community Church. We serve the Chinese Diaspora of North America through the Asia Pacific Peoples Affinity Group (APAC).  One of the highlights in…

“Addressing lostness as the world’s greatest problem requires the world’s greatest resources,” IMB President Paul Chitwood recently told Southern Baptists. For this reason, we invite all Southern Baptists to participate in the 2022 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering® and Week of Prayer for International Missions.   Southern Baptists send IMB missionaries to be steadfastly present among those…

The mission of the Member Care Team of the International Mission Board, alongside the IMB Medical Team, is to keep missionaries healthy and on the field. The principal way IMB Member Care Consultants care for missionaries is by providing pastoral care, counseling, and counseling referrals for missionaries as needed. In addition, as I have often said,…