Brian and Jennifer Pennington knew God was calling them to be missionaries -- and that was pretty much the extent of their plan. The Penningtons share how God led them to an area of Peru they least expected.
The murder arrest of an Alabama minister en route to Germany for mission work surprises his home church. The minister, Richard Shahan, now stands accused of murdering his wife last July.
The U.S. Supreme Court finally halted same-sex weddings in Utah Jan. 6 after lower courts refused to block the ceremonies while the state challenged their legality. The injunction is another key juncture amid the festering legal issue in numerous states.
The International Mission Board selected some of their key news and feature stories from 2013 as the year comes to a close.