2020 International Mission Board Statistics Show Increase in Missions Work

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) – Having presented the 2020 Annual Statistical Report (ASR) to IMB trustees during their Thursday (May 13) board meeting, IMB is now making the full report available to the public.

“I have to admit that I’ve been a little nervous about that report,” said Paul Chitwood to IMB field personnel and staff last week. Citing the disruptions and unforeseen circumstances of 2020, Chitwood admitted he wondered what statistics would show regarding the progress of mission work.

“Honestly, I expected a drop off in the vital statistics we track to gauge our efficiency and effectiveness around the world,” he said.

“Jesus was obviously talking directly to me when He said, ‘Oh you of little faith,’ because I was wrong. What we witnessed in our work around the world in 2020 was not a dropping off, but a ratcheting up.”

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Source: Baptist Press

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