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.
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.
The Rev. Dr. Hikmat Kashouh, senior pastor of Resurrection Church of Beirut, is bringing his vibrant and challenging message to the 2018 World Mission Conference.
The high-intensity Hear the Call weekend retreat is designed for adults who are exploring a personal call to join God in global mission. Sunday, July 1, through Tuesday, July 3. Registration is open now.
The World Mission Conference brings a wonderfully diverse group of IM global servants and international partners together to meet with God’s people in a beautiful 1,100-acre retreat setting. The four-day event runs from July 4 through July 7 at the Green Lake Conference Center in Green Lake, Wisconsin. All are welcome to attend, and registration is open now.
IM Area Director Adalia Gutiérrez-Lee received the following update on the unrest in Nicaragua from Tomás Téllez R., vice rector general and Dr. Lydia R. Zamora, rector of IM’s partner university, Politechnic University of Nicaragua (UPOLI), on April 29. Spanish translation follows English.