News
| Two New Development Staff Join IM

Joyce Bagiraneza and the Rev. Marc Kirchoff, D.Min. joined the IM staff as Donor Advisors on August 1, 2018. As part of the Development team, they join current IM Donor Advisor Karen Horsman of Plainfield, Indiana, and Senior Director of Development the Rev. Ray Schooler of Amherst, New York.

| Chemical Engineer from California Endorsed for Global Mission Service in South Africa

Faye Carol Yarbrough of Gardena, California, has been endorsed to serve as an International Ministries missionary in King Williams Town, South Africa, as a teacher of math and science.

| IM Announces New Director of Mission Mobilization 

International Ministries (IM) is excited to announce the selection of the Rev. Dr. Rodney Ragwan as director of Mission Mobilization. Ragwan began his service in this key leadership position on June 1.

Volcan de Fuego eruption, June 3, 2018, Nicaragua | IM Responds to a Destructive Volcanic Eruption in Guatemala and Political Unrest in Nicaragua

International Ministries (IM) has received an emergency relief grant of $8,500 from One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) to respond to the critical needs in Latin America following the deadly volcanic eruption in Guatemala and the violence in Nicaragua.

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.