Commission Stories is a new site dedicated to telling compelling stories of how God is working in other parts of the world through Southern Baptist missions. One of our IMB employees recently travelled to Rio De Janeiro and documented, then produced, a video about an extraordinary individual named Eric Reese. God is using Eric to transform hostile communities through the power of the gospel both in life and word.
If you have any involvement in SBC missions I would encourage you to watch the six minute video of Eric Reses's ministry in Rio. Eric is one of those Southern Baptist missionaries that, after viewing his story, makes you thank the Father for how He is continuing to expand His kingdom around the world through the cooperative efforts of Southern Baptist churches and people.
Commission Stories puts flesh and blood to the black and white print of mission reports. I would encourage every pastor, lay leader, or other church member who reads this blog to direct other people in your church to Commission Stories. It will help bring the Cooperative Program, Lottie Moon, and other mission efforts of the SBC to life. To me - and to the young Brazilian girl who gives her testimony in the comment section - reaching people for Christ is the reason why we identify ourselves as Southern Baptist.
It is all about missions.
In His Grace,