Mission Stories

Missionary Spotlight Update: Russell Woodbridge

Week of Prayer missionary Russell Woodbridge (right)

In Ukraine, a church birthed out of heartache is seeing God continue an incredible work. When war broke out a few years ago, people in the eastern part of the country began to flee their homes—some of them with no personal belongings except what they could gather together quickly in bags.

“Give Us a Team”

five people holding each other's hands

When Regina and Kaleb Seabolt* moved to South Asia 12 years ago, they embraced the vibrant colors, energetic culture, and hot, humid weather. They poured their lives into sharing the gospel with the people there.

New Job an Answer to Prayer for Retired Missionaries

Claudia and John Brown

In the Missions Inspiration article in the November 2018 issue of Missions Mosaic, retired missionary Claudia Brown shared her story of taking an early retirement and transitioning back to US soil

Missionary Spotlight Update: Lorna Bius

Lorna Bius in Clarkston, Georgia

“I am so thankful for the love of Christ in my life, and I love to tell others about Him,” said Lorna Bius, a Send Relief missionary who shows and shares Christ’s love with refugees every day in her community of

Canadian Church Plant Grows from a Family Room to 6 Acres

baptism at The Gathering

From a family room to a golf course, a warehouse, and now a former Knights of Columbus building, The Gathering has outgrown every space it’s occupied.

Missionary Spotlight Update: Cameron and Jessica Armstrong

Armstrong family

In 2011, Jessica and Cameron Armstrong married and pursued their calling from God to Bucharest, Romania. The couple struggled to make friends until their daughter, Sara, was born in 2016.

Serving in Ghana, Where God Is Faithful

Ghana cityscape

For the past 2 years, the West African country of Ghana has been home to International Mission Board missionaries Alan and Beth Locke. The previous 18 years, they had called South Africa home.

Missionary Spotlight Update: Bill Barker

Bill Barker picking up backpacks

In May 2017, while seeking direction for ministry, Bill Barker sensed God’s voice: “I am pruning you so that you can bear more fruit.” Effective January 1, 2018, the Georgia Baptist Mission Board called Barker to serve as state missionary/director of

Missionary Spotlight Update: Ken and Lygia Lovelace

Ken and Lygia Lovelace

The struggles Ken and Lygia Lovelace face on a daily basis have not ceased, and others have been added. Their adopted twin daughters complained for months about unusual feelings in their chests. Then seizures began.

Using Hospitality to Reach International Students in New Orleans

international students

When it’s time to cook Christmas dinner, Kimberly Myers always prepares extra for guests—some of the 600 students to whom she ministers at the University of New Orleans.

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