Travel risks prompt Baptists to improve security, crisis management training


Reggie Quimby thought he and his fellow missions team members were safe.

In the company of local guides and a caravan of vehicles they traveled at night on a rural road in Guatemala. While there was some risk involved with this particular road after sunset, Quimby believed the odds of something bad happening were too small.

However, a group of bandits with AK-47s blocked their path with rocks, forced them to pull over and robbed them. No one was harmed that night several years ago. But Quimby, global missions director for the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions (SBOM), was reminded that a crime can happen when it’s least expected.

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