NAMB VITALS 2009

NAMB’s 2009 annual ministry report grouped significant advances in three assigned categories, including:

Sharing Christ

?2,875 SBC-endorsed chaplains serving in the military, hospitals and various professional and corporate capacities, including volunteer ministries;

?24,205 volunteers assisting with 1,505 homes and 26 churches in three years of the New Orleans Area Home Rebuild (NOAH) project;

?$1.2 million in domestic hunger funds distributed to state convention partners, providing more than 4 million meals, with over 2,000 hunger ministries reporting over 32,000 professions of faith; and

?4,726 babies saved through NAMB-affiliated pregnancy resource centers.

Starting Churches

?Aided more than 1,500 new congregations begun by Southern Baptists in 2008;

?778 seminary students trained and placed as long-term church planters in 2008.

Sending Missionaries

?5,611 missionaries in North America; 3,739 are missionaries and their spouses serving in partnership with state conventions and associations; 1,872 are long-term Mission Service Corps volunteers;

?1,641 short-term high school and college missionaries sent;

?5,800 new Disaster Relief volunteers, bringing total to more than 88,800;

?20,096 World Changers in 95 projects and 1,889 student participants in 20 PowerPlant projects;

?Strategic Focus Cities focused on Baltimore, where 1,267 professions of faith were reported, and San Diego, where 25 new churches were planted.

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