By Norman Ridenhour
Baptist Layman & Retired Journalist
Perhaps every Baptist knows about missionaries and the International Mission Board. These are men and women called to serve somewhere in the world to share the love of Jesus and to invest in lives through their sacrifice of leaving home to serve. Their tasks are many, with some setting up schools and teaching English, but most of all, investing in others by sharing the gospel with their new neighbors.
They travel worldwide to deliver that message and fulfill the commandment given by Christ to His followers. “Go tell the good news to the ends of the earth.”
Our missionaries spend two to three years on the mission field, some more, according to their mission tasks. Then they return for six months to a year on stateside leave, to refresh, recharge and catch up with family. [Read more…]