This week’s DHD focuses on international missions. The International Mission Council (IMB) is the primary entity that Southern Baptists support for missionary work outside the United States. The Baptist messenger regularly receives articles about IMB missionaries and their work to share the Gospel around the world.

Here are six such articles that I think you might find interesting.

  1. Impromptu friendships grow from learning English

Many IMB missionaries are involved in teaching English as a second language in different countries. Most of the time, these English lessons are scheduled and organized by a school or other organization in the country, but for Aubrey and Hannah, they were approached by two older Japanese women who wanted to learn English. Discover this unconventional experience here.

  1. Anyone can be involved in international missions

The mindset that “missionary work is for preachers and seminary students only” turns out to be wrong. Even age is not a limit. Whatever the job, international assignments are for everyone, and can also be of short duration.

If you have any questions or want to learn more about who is eligible to participate in IMB, check out this story.

  1. Missionary work as a retirement plan

“I want to withdraw from something, not from something.”

This quote is from David Brown who recently retired from working with Blue Cross Blue Shield. Now David and his wife Shannon are serving in Moldova as IMB missionaries.

Discover their story here.

  1. Missionary work during the Olympics

Tokyo was the spectacle of the last Summer Olympics. IMB missionaries in the respective Olympic cities are using this major international event as an opportunity to share the gospel.

Here is an article on missionaries doing prayer meetings in a city train in Tokyo.

Here is another story about sharing the gospel by exchanging pins during the Olympics.

The next Summer and Winter Olympics will be held in France. Maybe this could be your way of getting involved in missionary work, while experiencing the Olympics.

  1. Missionaries help refugees

One of the most powerful ways IMB missionaries are making an impact is helping refugees, which is major work in the world right now.

Check out this story of how refugees were able to settle in Canada with the help of IMB missionaries in Africa.

And read what IMB writer Caroline Anderson had to say meeting a family with two young boys who fled Ukraine.

  1. Missionary work during the pandemic

I end by sharing a blog by Nicole Welch. She shares a fascinating experience she had while locked down during the pandemic in 2020 while serving as a missionary in Europe.