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Megacities, mountains and remote jungles
Many of the world’s least evangelized with little access to the truth
More than 225 million culturally Deaf people in the world
Diverse cultures, people groups and countries thirsty for truth
Millions blocked from the Gospel by post-modernism and secularism
Arabs and many others trapped behind the barriers of war and persecution
Greatest concentration of lostness where 1.2 billion people do not know Jesus
Buddhism and Islam reign where Christ should be glorified
Christianity grows amid AIDS, poverty and violence
"Only people who really care about the lost will sacrifice financially. I'm encouraged that so many people are standing with us." — Cindy Reynolds, Japan.
One hundred percent of your gifts to human needs go to help hurting people. Personnel who are already funded are in place to administer aid.
A handful of new believers among Afghan Persians in the Middle East are ready to risk their lives to share Christ with their Islamic families, no matter the cost. Will you help?
Explore creative ways to include us in your financial planning — including gift annuities, bequests, tax-free sales and other means. Ensure an eternal investment in the nations.
The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering is an international missions offering that supports Southern Baptist missionaries as they share the gospel overseas. The offering represents 59 percent of IMB’s total income, and every penny you give to the offering goes directly to support missionaries.
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The goal for the 2015 offering is $175 million. As Southern Baptists provide more resources, greater numbers of missionaries can be sent. GIVE HERE to the offering. Would you like to mail a check? Make it payable to IMB, notating it for "Lottie Moon," and send it to: IMB DEVELOPMENT, P.O. Box 6767, Richmond, VA 23230.
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Cooperative Program provides 30 percent of IMB's annual income. IMB
receives slightly more than half of CP funds from state conventions. To
see the percentage your state gives to CP, check out the chart on the "Fund missionaries" page.
Feed hungry people, aid in community development and respond quickly to disasters by giving to Global Hunger Relief.
The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering is an international missions offering which supports Southern Baptist missionaries as they share the Gospel overseas. The offering represents 59 percent of IMB’s total income, and every penny you give to the offering goes directly to support missionaries. As Southern Baptists provide more resources, greater numbers of missionaries can be sent.
The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering (or LMCO) is named for Charlotte “Lottie” Moon, a Southern Baptist missionary to China who served from 1872 until her death in 1912. Throughout her career, Lottie wrote numerous letters home urging Southern Baptists to greater missions involvement and support. One of those letters triggered Southern Baptists’ first Christmas offering for international missions — enough to send three new missionaries to China.
Southern Baptists launched the Cooperative Program (CP) in 1925 as a means for Southern Baptist churches, state conventions and denominational entities such as IMB to partner together financially for the sake of the Great Commission. As you give your tithe and offerings to your local church, your church decides how much of its undesignated receipts it will commit to the Cooperative Program and sends that amount to your state convention. Each state convention gives between 12.65 and 55 percent of its CP collection to the SBC. IMB receives slightly more than half of CP funds from state conventions. Other SBC entities receive the remainder.
As of March 2014, it costs an average of $50,800 a year to support an individual missionary. This support includes housing, salary, children’s education, medical expenses, retirement and more.
Yes! Southern Baptist workers around the world help meet the needs of suffering people through a variety of human needs projects — including hunger relief, disaster response, clean water, education initiatives and many more. All human needs projects are intentionally designed to allow workers to share the Gospel, make disciples and start churches. Your gifts to Global Hunger Relief — or through our partner Baptist Global Response — allow Christian workers to respond quickly and efficiently to relieve human suffering.
Skills in the medical field can provide access to people and places where traditional approaches are restricted, Forty percent of the countries in the world fall into that category.
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