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International stories in 2016 

The moment when a group of aspiring Christian leaders get baptised in the River Marañón, in Peru’s Amazon rainforest
How did personal tragedy lead one woman to faith and mission?
More than half a million refugees have entered Croatia, and Baptists have been part of the response, writes Elvis Džafic
Nepalis are struggling through winter as border blocks continue to limit their access to fuel, gas and essential medicines
Made possible by Kowloon International Baptist Church, the award highlights the work of evangelism among Baptists around the world
Farid Lahoud, a man who has given his life to prison ministry, has seen God show up in this dark place time and time again
Christians for Calais strongly denounces the sudden destruction of a mosque and church in the Calais ‘Jungle’ refugee camp
BMS World Mission workers had a dream to teach the women in their neighbourhood how to sew. But could they sew themselves?
Catastrophic earthquakes and months of a border blockade... yet God has shown he hasn’t forgotten this country
The final project of a retiring BMS World Mission worker has helped to train thousands of church leaders in more than 25 countries
Tearfund has launched a week-long campaign called ‘five reasons for hope’ as the Syria conflict reaches its five year anniversary
As the Syria conflict enters its sixth year, Christian Aid implores the international community to keep on working for peace
Two BMS World Mission workers are running a project to train churches in West Bengal to speak out about violence against women
Faith leaders played a key role in tackling the Ebola crisis, as this new film from Christian Aid shows
Religious Liberty Commission calls on the British government to act immediately to enshrine freedom of religion or belief in all UK foreign policy
Giving the hope of a better life to the poorest children and their families through education is a goal of the new BMS World Mission strategy
The Baptist World Alliance has appointed Darrell Armstrong, a Baptist pastor in New Jersey, as its chief administrative officer at the UN
Working with communities to drastically improve their quality of life is one of the goals of the new BMS World Mission strategy
Effectively meeting the needs of those worst affected by disasters through our relief work is one of the goals of the new BMS strategy
The Baptist World Alliance is sending an initial sum of US$15,000 for emergency relief to Ecuador after the massive earthquake
Andrew Caplen, lawyer, solicitor and former President of the Law Society of England and Wales, is visiting some of BMS' legal projects
BMS World Mission is standing with Ecuador in prayer after the weekend’s tragic earthquake - and offers the following prayer points
A BMS worker in Beirut is helping young people with different faiths talk about their beliefs, build friendships and love one another
It is a year since the first 2015 earthquake hit Nepal. What is life like in the country now and what difference has your generous giving made?
Seeking justice for the voiceless is a key component of the new BMS World Mission strategy to transform one million lives by 2020
BMS World Mission is helping to develop health services for the dying and disabled in post Arab Spring, post terror attacks Tunisia
If you gave to the 2015 BMS World Mission harvest appeal, Megan Barker and the patients of Surkhet Clinic in Nepal would like to thank you
Delegation to raise awareness that majority of refugees are women and children
One Bible story made all the difference for BMS worker Helen Douglas and the children she was teaching when the earthquakes hit
The viewer responses to SAT-7’s Christian broadcasts across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have risen threefold in just five years
A thousand families severely affected by the heaviest rains in Sri Lanka for 25 years are to receive much-needed help
Football is just one of the ways the new BMS World Mission team in north Guinea is starting to help the local community
The recent Ebola epidemic killed over 11,000 people. BMS World Mission is helping some of the thousands of children who were left orphaned
The Annual Gathering brings together an international group of Baptist leaders, theologians, teachers, pastors and other representatives
BMS World Mission summer appeal: Will you invest in the future of the Church in Peru’s Amazon?
Religious liberty, Baptist-Catholic dialogue and Baptist responses to the growing refugee crisis were among the topics discussed
Life is unspeakably hard for Syrian families sheltering in Lebanon. BMS worker Philip Halliday recently met some of them
If you’re potentially heading for a disaster, it is good to work with others on a plan to respond. BMS is helping drought prone communities
An estimated 50 per cent of Afghans over the age of 15 suffer from a mental health disorder. A BMS World Mission doctor is trying to help
More than 20 people came to faith in Christ as a result of BMS providing psychological counselling to its partners and their clients
International AIDS Conference highlights risks in the face of a resurgent HIV
Nepal has a hidden issue: girls are not being educated. Find out how BMS World Mission has made education possible for 75 Nepali girls
The youth group at the Nazareth Local Baptist Church decided to show the love of Christ in a creative way to those who were fasting
Creative promotion of toilets and health in Uganda: BMS World Mission worker Tim Darby is on it
Almost 3,500 people in India have given their lives to Christ after watching the Jesus film in their villages in West Bengal and Punjab
Thanks to your support for the Loans for Life appeal, a new chicken business is taking off in Mozambique and helping a family out of poverty
How BMS World Mission worker Lois Ovenden used her language skills to help a young boy with Down’s syndrome learn to communicate
Teenagers have been largely overlooked by evangelical Baptist churches in Paraguay - until a BMS-supported partner worker came along
A spicy BMS World Mission project is helping teenagers still living with the effects of Joseph Kony’s violence
This harvest, will you and your church stand with Syria’s forgotten families?
How do you go about planting a church in a rural village in Thailand with no Christian presence?
A new film documenting the untold story of Christian missionaries saving lives amid tribal genocide in Nigeria 50 years ago is released
BMS World Mission is supporting an initiative to help children with learning difficulties in Lebanon
El Nino caused widespread destruction in 2015. BMS World Mission is helping families affected
Strengthening individuals ‘to stand against corruption’ is the role of the African Biblical Leadership Initiative forum, says Lord Boateng
BMS World Mission has raised the plight of women experiencing atrocious gender based violence with the UK Government
A new programme to invest in young Baptist leaders leaders will launch next March
God is calling us in four main areas, said General Secretary Tony Peck as he reflected on the EBF's identity when presenting his annual report
Baptists in Europe and the Middle East are seeing an 'incredible spiritual harvest' – alongside a sense of anger, and of being overwhelmed
Around 10,000 people have become members of 200 new Baptist church plants in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East since 2002
The three resolutions agreed by the Council of the European Baptist Federation (EBF) were directly or indirectly related to conflicts in the region
A round-up of the 2016 European Baptist Federation Council, which took place in Tallinn, Estonia
Baptists and other development agencies have been responding to the most powerful storm to hit the Caribbean for a decade
A young girl in Chad was suffering from a mystery illness: how a BMS-supported hospital solved the mystery and saved her life
BMS World Mission has just authorised a grant for £22,150 to help provide cholera treatment in the hard-hit south of Haiti
Thanks to generous giving, BMS World Mission is enabling the construction of new schools in rural Nepali communities
More than 10,000 children have benefitted from a preschool programme supported by BMS World Mission
Generous gifts to the BMS River pastors training centre appeal have enabled workers to meet with isolated Christians in the Amazon
Syrian and Iraqi refugee children don’t want to give up on their futures. BMS World Mission is helping them to access a good education
How a young girl with severe medical conditions had her life transformed through the help of BMS World Mission work in Thailand
The BMS World Mission Italy Action Team sees the reality of life for refugees fleeing war and persecution up close
Neville Callam – the first Black general secretary of the Baptist World Alliance – will retire at the end of next year
Education is one of the most powerful tools for changing the world. Across Nepal, BMS is helping to transform lives by training teachers
Pastors in Kolkata stood up against gender based violence as part of an initiative supported by BMS World Mission
BMS World Mission is supporting work to stop gender based violence from happening in schools
Leading NGOs call for the Prime Minister to show “bold leadership” on Syria and push for air bridges of aid
They’re not getting any snow, but this December BMS World Mission supporters can help patients at Guinebor II Hospital get something better
BMS World Mission is supporting a project to ensure urgent winter needs are met for people impacted by the conflict in Ukraine
NGOs operating in the besieged city of Aleppo have released a ‘message to the world’ about the unfolding massacre taking place
A community and school in Uganda’s Rwenzori Mountains have access to safe water thanks to UK churches and BMS World Mission
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