What IMB message did the SBC messengers stay away from in droves on Wednesday?
Jerry Rankin, president of the International Mission Board, told the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) on June 15:
…there are 11,000-plus distinct, ethnic people groups in the world, and more than 6,400 of those are still unreached with less than 2 percent of them who have heard the gospel. … [and] after sending out more than 900 new missionaries in 2008 and reaching a record level of 5,624 missionary personnel overseas, the IMB is having to cut back to no more than 5,000 missionaries by the end of 2010 due to budget restrictions.
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