Mission Stories

A Vision for Southern Thailand

David Taylor discipling in Thailand

In rural Southern Thailand, among rubber tree farmers and fishermen, David and Pamela Taylor strive to share the gospel with a people hesitant to receive the life-changing good news.

Missionary Spotlight Update: Week of Prayer for North American Missions

AAEO 2020 graphic

Southern Baptists traditionally set aside the first week of March to pray for and collect offerings for missionaries involved in church planting and compassion ministries across North America.

A Chaplain: “Being There” until the Last Breath

Chaplain David Carey and his family

“For me, God has taken away the sting of death,” says David Carey, a full-time hospice chaplain in Maine. “And because of that, I am able to minister to the spiritual needs of those who are terminally ill, along with their families.”

Missionary Spotlight Update: Nancy Potter*

Missionary Nancy Potter serves in Southeast Asia

Missionary Nancy Potter often sees God-sized miracles as she serves in Southeast Asia. “Oftentimes something that seems so simple becomes much more complicated on the mission field,” she says. An encounter with a female monkey she hoped would become a pet became the backdrop for a miracle.

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.

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