Catherine Nold
Catherine Nold
Communications Specialist
| Ten people, two goats, two water buffalo, one calf and hope for a better future.

This is a story of long-term, sustainable economic development made possible by gifts to the OGHS Nepal Earthquake Relief fund, and the unlikely team that God put together to get the job done.

A Flower with Roots by Roberta Stevens | Retired IM Missionary Publishes Book about Shokei Girls’ School in Japan

International Ministries (IM) is delighted to announce the publication of A Flower with Roots, the second book authored by retired IM missionary, Roberta Lynn Stephens. This is the exhaustively researched story of Mary D. Jesse and Shokei Girls’ School in Sendai, Japan, where Stephens taught for 18 years (1979–1997). It explores the challenges and successes of educating Japanese girls against a backdrop of war, personality conflicts, financial hardship and ethnic prejudice.

Protests in Nicaragua | American Baptists Express Concern About Turmoil in Nicaragua

The Rev. Dr. Lee B. Spitzer, general secretary of the American Baptist Churches USA, in consultation with leaders and global servants from International Ministries, wrote a letter to the Consulate General of Nicaragua in Washington DC to express American Baptist concern over recent events in Nicaragua.

| IM Welcomes Myanmar’s Ambassador to the United States

After more than 200 years of missionary service in the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar (formerly Burma), the leadership of International Ministries (IM) and the American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) were delighted to welcome Myanmar’s ambassador to the United States to the Valley Forge offices on May 16. The meetings were hosted by the Burma Refugees Commission of the ABCUSA. 

| So… what does the body of Christ look like in Nepal?

When I was a child, my grandma and her friends made a quilt of fabric swatches that couldn’t have been more uncomplimentary, and yet everyone called it beautiful, a true work of art. I didn’t get it at the time. But as I matured, I not only began to appreciate the beauty of such “uncomfortable” collaboration, but also the tender care and commitment it takes to make it work.

| News for Churches About Your 2018 World Mission Offering Mailing

For the WMO mailing this summer, churches will receive a boxed supply of resources based on the quantities that they received or requested for the 2016 WMO. The box will arrive in August 2018, and will include the materials churches need to launch their WMO campaigns in September.