The Power of Silence Dated Version

IMB's (International Mission Board) mission is to make disciples of all peoples in fulfillment of the Great Commission found in Matthew 28:18-20.
Over 6,000 people groups - 1.7 billion people - still live with little or no access to the Gospel.
IMB is an entity of the Southern Baptist Convention, the USA's largest evangelical denomination, claiming more than 40,000 churches with nearly 16 million members.

In 2001 the Week of Prayer spoke of the Deaf of Czech Republic. Lillian Beard, a ninety-year-old short-term worker went to Czech Republic to work with Vesta Sauter. Lillian attended a deaf club where Anna Smolkova met her. Anna was so taken by Lillians radiance and the fact that Lillian went to Czech Republic at ninety years old that she became a Christian soon after they met. Annas life was dramatically changed. The result was the beginning of a church planting movement among the Deaf of Czech Republic.