Struecker puts life on the line for the Gospel

By Bryan Cribb Jeff Struecker’s war is on two fronts. As a chaplain in the 82nd Airborne, the Southern Seminary graduate is participating in “Operation Enduring Freedom,” the United States’ post-9/11 attempt to purge the planet of terror. But Struecker’s most difficult fight is against another foe – not against Osama bin Laden, not against terrorists, not against flesh and … Read More

Jack HelmerStruecker puts life on the line for the Gospel

Student mission teams valued in Burkina Faso

(From Barbara, team leader – lightly edited) Today we went to visit with the pastor and his wife who are at one of the churches in Koudougou… the same church where Steve preached on Sunday and where we both did our respective studies with the people (Steve with the pastors and I with the ladies). While there, the pastor asked … Read More

Matthew IrvineStudent mission teams valued in Burkina Faso

Military Chaplain Bible Fund (MCBF)

Please help us meet the need. THERE ARE TENS-OF-THOUSANDS OF SERVICE PERSONNEL IN IRAQ ALONE WHO ARE IN NEED OF BIBLES. Through our Military Chaplain Outreach, International Bible Society (IBS) provides special desert camouflage Bibles to troops in Iraq, troops preparing for deployment, and troops remaining at home station. IBS sends the Scriptures to military chaplains, who distribute them to … Read More

Jack HelmerMilitary Chaplain Bible Fund (MCBF)

So. Baptist set to be soldiers’ top chaplain

WASHINGTON (BP)–For the first time since 1954, a Southern Baptist has been nominated to lead the U.S. Army’s chaplains. The Army’s public affairs office announced May 10 that Chaplain Brigadier General Douglas Carver has been appointed to the grade of Major General for assignment as Chief of Chaplains. The last chief of chaplains from the Southern Baptist Convention was Chaplain … Read More

Jack HelmerSo. Baptist set to be soldiers’ top chaplain

African Wedding and Student News

(From Barbara, team leader – lightly edited) After spending the morning in Koudougou, Steve, Tammy and I headed out to the village of Sienne around noon to be with all the students. We drove to Bouldie to see if the pastor there could ride with us to Sienne but he had already left on his bicycle. With lots of hand … Read More

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Women’s Ministry Update

(From Barbara and Steve, team leaders – lightly edited) Hi to all or our friends, family and prayer warriors. We all doing well. No direct news from the villages where our 2 teams of students are ministering. However, as you know, each team has one of our I.M.B. missionaries (David or Kerry) with them and we know that “no news … Read More

Matthew IrvineWomen’s Ministry Update

IBS Introduces New Military Bibles

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado —On July 1, 2005, International Bible Society (IBS) introduced several new Bibles designed especially for the military. IBS first provided Scriptures to American military troops during the War of 1812 and has provided Scriptures for the U.S. military and its allies in every major military conflict since, as well as during times of peace. During the past … Read More

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Exciting women’s ministry and student update

(From Barbara, team leader – lightly edited) I met with the ladies this morning. The meeting was to have begun at 9; there were only three ladies there then. By 9:30, Marcelline, the wife of the pastor at the church at the pastor’s training school here in Koudougou told me to go ahead and begin…we had perhaps only six ladies … Read More

Matthew IrvineExciting women’s ministry and student update

Students get some much needed R&R

(From Steve, team leader – lightly edited) Good evening from Burkina Faso. We just arrived back at our hotel from the restaurant where our entire team ate this evening. We were there an exceptionally long time due to heavy rain (this is probably the beginning of Burkina Faso’s big rainy season) and power outages that prevented the cooks from getting … Read More

Matthew IrvineStudents get some much needed R&R

New arrivals and new opportunities

(From Steve, team leader – lightly edited) Good evening to all from Burkina Faso. Kerry (the 3rd missionary working with our team in B.F.) has been with our student team in the village of Bouldie from yesterday afternoon to this afternoon. No direct news from the village today, but we are assuming and believing that everyone on the team is … Read More

Matthew IrvineNew arrivals and new opportunities