The International Mission Board is celebrating its 175th anniversary this year. It was founded May 10, 1845.

During the past 175 years nearly 25,000 Southern Baptist missionaries have shared the gospel, made disciples, planted churches and invested their lives in 185 countries around the world.

See an interactive timeline that celebrates how God has used the IMB at

On May 11 the IMB kicked off “175 Days of Prayer.” It will culminate with the annual Week of Prayer for International Missions Nov. 29-Dec. 6.

The board seeks to enlist prayer advocates who will commit to pray for specific requests. Each day will feature one request:

  •  Sent as a push notification from the IMB Pray app
  •  Accessed at
  •  Sent through the Pray Daily newsletter
  • Seen through the IMB’s social media channels on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

To register as a prayer advocate, please visit

Join your Kansas-Nebraska missionaries by praying for them and their work around the world!