IMB missionaries take retirement incentive, vow to continue evangelism stateside

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Tim Cearley is considering driving for Uber or substitute teaching — anything to continue meeting people from other lands, people like those who have been the focus of his missionary work in Africa.

His wife, Charlotte, who felt called to the missions field at age 5, will continue her prayers for “the unreached peoples of Africa” from the United States.

The Cearleys have been missionaries together for 33 years. But the couple now plans to take a voluntary retirement offer.

As of Nov. 8, the number of International Mission Board (IMB) missionaries stood at 4,707. (continued…)

– Read the full story from The Alabama Baptist at: http://www.thealabamabaptist.org/print-edition-article-detail.php?id_art=35048&pricat_art=1#sthash.gbUpQQ20.dpuf

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