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International stories in 2017

A cattle project in Mozambique that’s met practical needs and improved the spiritual lives of 13 families.
Acid attacks, beatings and arrests can't stop God moving
BMS World Mission has helped more than 23,000 people in Haiti following the devastation of Hurricane Matthew last October
Young Guineans are growing in knowledge and self-esteem, thanks to BMS World Mission
Two Burmese Baptist pastors whose detention by the Burmese Army prompted an international outcry face up to five years in prison
A Baptist church in Beirut that has learnt to love its refugee neighbours is now testifying to audiences across the Arab world
Healing, baptisms and people wanting to know more about Jesus – exciting things are happening in the ministry of BMS church planters
The Baptist World Alliance has issued a statement 'decrying' the US Government's recent immigration tightening
60 families in Nauta, in Peru’s Amazon region, have access to clean, running water thanks to a BMS World Mission water project
God’s love transforms hearts. BMS volunteer Rebecca Hotchkin has seen this working with women who have suffered domestic abuse in Chad
How a Baptist church in Ica, Peru ran a medical campaign and shared the good news about Jesus at the same time
Afghanistan has one of the highest infant and maternal mortality rates in the world are very poor. New courses are aiming to change that
Famine is the latest problem to beset one of the world’s most fragile states. BMS World Mission is helping hundreds of people in desperate need
A heart-shattering story of a migrant mother who lost everything
Building resilience: how BMS World Mission is making a difference following the two enormous earthquakes in 2015
Fleeing ISIS and learning a new language is not stopping refugee children from moving forward
Cynthia Maung will be the 2017 recipient of the Baptist World Alliance Denton and Janice Lotz Human Rights Award
BMS World Mission is helping to save lives by training communities in hygiene and sanitation
The European Baptist Federation (EBF) is partnering Baptists in Hungary to support several exciting church plants
BMS World Mission is transforming lives both physically and spiritually in a country in desperate need
Doing preschool education differently is changing attitudes and lives in Mozambique, thanks to your giving to BMS
Baptisms are still happening in Yemen despite two years of war in country where leaving Islam is punishable by death
At least 28 people were killed when gunmen targeted three vehicles transporting members of the Coptic community
As South Sudan suffers through famine and civil war, BMS World Mission is responding to urgent needs
A poignant message of peace came out of the French Baptist Congress, in a fortnight marred by terror attacks
BMS has helped to set up a computer lab that is inspiring students, teachers and a community in rural Nepal
A day of prayer for refugees who have died on their journey to find a dignified life in Europe takes place this Sunday
Our life-transforming would not happen without your prayers. Here are some of our most urgent prayer needs
On the edge of the Sahara Desert, a hospital you support is whispering God’s love to Muslims
Approximately 300 Baptists are meeting for worship, fellowship, study and decision meetings
Elijah Brown, originally from Texas, has been nominated to be the next general secretary of the Baptist World Alliance
BMS is helping refugee children find families on the Thai-Burma border. Meet Thar Thar’s wonderful new family
Human rights specialist Elijah Brown has been elected the next general secretary of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA)
Baptists from nearly 50 nations focused on religious liberty concerns during the BWA annual gathering
The Rector of the International Baptist Theological Study Centre is to take up a new position in Canada
Children left dangerously vulnerable after flooding in Sri Lanka are being helped thanks to your giving
Founder Christian satellite TV broadcaster SAT-7, Dr Terence Ascott, painted a gloomy picture in annual report
Christian Aid has launched an appeal to support its relief operation for those devastated by the mudslide disaster
A simple action in Uganda raises money, helps people’s lungs and children's education, and introduces people to Jesus
A men’s group supported by BMS is bringing people from different cultural backgrounds together to talk about life
More than 80 Baptists are among the nearly 500 who have died due to landslides and severe flooding in Sierra Leone
Tearfund and Christian are working to help those affected by floods in Nepal, India and Bangladesh
Baptist disaster relief units in Texas predict a long term deployment following the devastating hurricane
Six Cambodian students have become Christians and been baptised through a BMS-supported hostel
A teacher training programme developed by a BMS worker has been adopted nationally and will impact every child
Christian leaders across Africa have been urged to embrace Biblical standards of servant leadership
Learning a new skill has transformed the lives of people who felt hopeless in Kasese Town, western Uganda
Jenni, a former President of the Baptist Union, became the second woman to assume the role
This November the Church is encouraged to pray for fellow believers who suffer because of their faith
Baptists have been responding to the mass shooting at First Baptist Church in Texas, which left 26 people dead
Even in the face of threats against them, Baptists in Turkey are discovering a hunger for the gospel
Christian Aid renews its call for urgent action to stem alarming levels of hunger and malnutrition in the country
Here are some of the ways BMS World Mission supporters have helped people in desperate need this year
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