GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — Nzunga and Kihomi Mabudiga, missionaries to Haiti, showed American Baptists in Nebraska the multicultural complexion of 21st century missions.
Missions in the 21st century demands multicultural partnership, global missions researcher and author Patrick Johnstone insists. And pastors of some churches filled with first-generation immigrants agree.
Although Baptist work among Hispanics across Missouri dates back to at least 1915, outreach to this diverse group exploded in the 1980s. During those years,
Multicultural adoption is more than just a hot Hollywood trend. Some Baptist families consider adopting a child -- or multiple children -- from another race or culture as a divine calling.