By Lonnie Wilkey
Editor, Baptist and Reflector
MOUNT JULIET – Jennie and Peter Stillman, 35-year career missionaries with the Southern Baptist International Mission Board, were preparing to leave for Tennessee for stateside assignment in September when they received notice in late August that the IMB was going to have to reduce its missionary/staff personnel by 600-800 people.
The first wave of cuts was slated to come from voluntary retirement incentives for missionaries/staff over the age of 50 who have been with the IMB for at least five years. [Read more…]