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LMCO 2017 Week of Prayer: Day 7

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What God Has Done Dilara’s* heart nearly jumped out of her chest when she found the building. She had seen it in a dream—Jesus had picked her up from her bed one night and led her there through the streets of her Central Asian town. In the dream, He had asked her if she was ready to...

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LMCO 2017 Week of Prayer: Day 6

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Mikeska Family in London At Shane and Lindsay Mikeska’s house in London, Christmas tradition is anything but traditional. Holiday after holiday, the world converges in their kitchen. “Last year, we had an Iranian student and Indian student baking Christmas cookies with a girl from...

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LMCO 2017 Week of Prayer: Day 4

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Mexico City Team When you’re a team of 12, how do you even start to reach a city of more than 28 million people? That’s a question Todd Beel’s team in Mexico City asks itself a lot. He and fellow IMB missionaries in the megacity hail from places ranging from Colombia to Cuba...

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LMCO 2017 Week of Prayer: Day 3

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Jones Family in Japan Jared and Tara Jones knew that God could do a lot with something little. But they never imagined just how many doors He would open through their infant son, whose adoption people had told them was almost impossible in Japan. In the East Asian country, 40,000 children live...

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LMCO 2017 Week of Prayer: Day 2

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Muslims of Russia When most people think of Russia, they may conjure up images of Romanov royalty, a parade of dictators like Stalin and Lenin or Brezhnev, or maybe cultural icons such as Mikhail Baryshnikov or Dostoyevsky. They don’t think of Muslims. But Islam is part of the fabric of...

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LMCO 2017 Week of Prayer: Day 1

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The Bagby Family Story The streets that line the city where Radford and Sarah Bagby* live are the kind people in the United States would find to go four-wheeler riding. “Get outside of that, and it’s so much worse,” Radford says. And outside of that is exactly where...

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2017 Week of Prayer for International Missions (December 3 - 10)

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Every December, Southern Baptist churches collect the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for the sole purpose of supporting international missions. The total goal for this year is $160 million. Every penny of the offering goes to the International Mission Board’s overseas budget, thus...

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