Posted on March 27, 2021 IM Responds During COVID-19
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May 24, 2021
Covid19 Pandemic Relief Efforts Update

In times of crisis, International Ministries’ area directors consult with local partners to assist in their relief efforts. It is only through local partnerships that cross-cultural mission can flourish. Especially during a global pandemic.

Your gifts to IM throughout the year equip us to respond to situations of sudden need, and your additional giving through the One Great Hour of Sharing International COVID Appeal has meant that our ministry partners around the world had food and other much-needed supplies amid shortages.

While it is impossible in this space to show all the ways in which we have seen God at work through our global servants and partners in pandemic relief efforts, these photos illustrate a few examples.

September 29, 2020
Covid19 Emergency Relief: Distributing Food in Harare, Zimbabwe

Chronic food insecurity is a major concern in many countries in Africa.  A report from the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (2019) stated that upwards of 239 million people across this continent are undernourished. Food insecurity is impacted by climate change, natural disasters, and conflict — all of which disrupt…

September 1, 2020
COVID Relief & Recovery in East and South Asia at A Glance

In late January 2020, the Amity Foundation in China alerted me the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 (later known COVID-19) and invited me to raise fund and provide medical supply for the hospitals in China. This invitation began my involvement of COVID relief and recovery work…

August 17, 2020
COVID and Flood Relief and Recovery in Nepal

International Ministries (IM) and the American Baptist World Relief Office have provided COVID and flood relief and recovery funds to partners in Nepal. Former development worker and current IM Special Assistant for Nepal Relations Carole Sydnor shared how she has handled the related assessment and monitoring…

July 1, 2020
Inspired by Indonesia

As Area Director for Southeast Asia and Japan, I am thankful to serve with our partner, the Union of Indonesian Baptist Churches (GGBI).  Since 2015, I have been blessed, encouraged and inspired by their service to Christ and his Kingdom. 

International Ministries’ (IM) partner, the Union of Indonesian Baptist Churches (GGBI), has been experiencing challenging days as they have faced the pandemic of COVID-19.  In Indonesia…

June 10, 2020
Covid-19 Updates & “the most intensely social act”

This time of quarantine has brought challenges for all of us. Yet, amid these challenges, God has also brought many opportunities. The most relevant opportunity that we have been given is an extended amount of time to work with my colleague Sarah Nash, IM Global Servant in Santa Cruz, Bolivia…

June 5, 2020
Ministry from my Kitchen: International Mission during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Laptop, mouse, headphones, paper lists and notes… the tools I use to participate in international ministry, all ready to go, on my kitchen table.

What am I ready to do?  I work as an administrative assistant at International Ministries (IM), on the Global Mission Team, where I help to support international mission work.

So, am I a missionary?  No, I am not…

June 4, 2020
Story of Hope, and COVID-19 Relief in Montalban, Philippines

By God’s grace, I have been sustained as I, along with my other co-missionaries in Companion With the Poor (CWTP) who are situated around the Metro-Manila area and in Cebu City, have been ministering in Montalban, Philippines over these last weeks. And we trust that the Lord will be with us throughout the entirety of this quarantine, and…

May 1, 2020
Uniting Baptists in India

Four WhatsApp chat groups have been set up to connect International Ministries (IM) partners in India to give support to each other facing the COVID-19 crisis. The first United India Baptist Worship is organized on May 28 to strengthen our fellowship and unity. About 100 church leaders and representatives…

May 1, 2020
Sharing COVID-19 update and prayer request for Nepal

The Nanjing-based Amity Foundation invited me to coordinate the fund-raising and the search of medical supply for China in North America on January 25. I formed a task group to lead the work and put up a COVID-19 Relief Appeal for China in the website of the International Ministries (IM) with the help of the IM…

May 1, 2020
International Ministries helping COVID-19 relief in China

Carole Sydnor and I are sharing the COVID-19 update and prayer request for Nepal…

May 1, 2020
Organizational Development of NECU, India

In February, President Don Ng and board member Peter Armacost of the Friends of North East Christian University visited the University in Nagaland, Northeast India. They were hosted by…

April 30, 2020
Indian Baptist Herald

The India Baptist Herald is a weekly publication of the India Mission Coordination Committee (IMCC), sponsored by International Ministries (IM). IMCC Executive Director Rev. Samaresh Nayak explains that “in addition to fellowship via chat groups, we would like to bring spiritual encouragement to Baptist churches in India during…

April 8, 2020
COVID-19 Response for Global Relief

Funds given to OGHS COVID RESPONSE: International for global relief will meet immediate needs for feeding, housing and providing healthcare for persons impacted by COVID-19, with particular support for emergent and unmet needs of refugees, asylum seekers and immigrant populations. Funds will also support IM’s global partners at risk of suspending vital services to vulnerable members of their communities and will facilitate activities and programs focused on sustainable solutions… To give in support of global relief efforts, click the GIVE button.

March 20, 2020
IM’s Care for Global Servants during COVID-19

Over the past few weeks, as response to the COVID-19 pandemic has intensified, we have received numerous inquiries and expressions of concern for IM global servants from our supporting friends…

March 17, 2020
COVID-19 Letter from IM’s CEO

Dear Friend of IM: I greet you in the name of our Risen Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. As our communities and nations wrestle with the COVID-19 pandemic, we here…

March 17, 2020
India COVID-19 Education and Mutual Support

I have created an India Coronavirus Crisis Chat Group in early March to address the COVID-19 impact in India. International Ministries personnel like Katie and Taku, Kristy Engel, Wati Longchar, Lanu and Alemla Jamir, Joseph Huse, and India partner leaders Dr. Akheto Sema, Rev. Samaresh Nayak, Dr. John Sangm…

February 1, 2020
Church support from over the Pacific – Amity interviewed Ben Chan on COVID-19 Relief

The interview is posted in the website of the Amity…

January 28, 2020
IM Responds with Relief for Outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Give for Coronavirus Relief The outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Mainland China has been followed by reports of cases of infection in places from Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan to…