IMB celebrates Asian American Pacific Islander Month

May is Asian American Pacific Islander month in the U.S., and IMB is celebrating the rich contributions of Asians, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to the Revelation 7:9 vision through a series of videos and children’s materials on their website.

“We want to take this opportunity to highlight the contributions of many Asian American who are serving with us around the world,” said IMB President Paul Chitwood in an announcement to employees in early May.

The emphasis is designed to motivate Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to consider missions with the IMB and to mobilize Asian fellowships within the Southern Baptist Convention to partner with IMB in reaching the nations with the good news of Jesus.

A new landing page on the website, focused on Asian Church missions, includes videos celebrating Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islanders who have answered God’s call to the nations. The videos also celebrate the diversity of Asian fellowships within the Southern Baptist Convention. As part of IMB’s Heroes of the Faith series, the page features children’s materials, including short stories and a word search, to help kids connect with Asian contributions.

For more information on IMB’s efforts to mobilize Asians and Asian fellowships, contact