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David and Heather Petro, newly appointed International Mission Board missionaries to the Sub-Saharan African people, give their testimony during the IMB report June 15 on the last day of the two-day Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Ariz. Photo by Bill Bangham View

Tom Elliff, on stage, president of the International Mission Board, calls messengers to the altar at the end of the IMB report and urges them to make commitments to reach 3,800 unengaged people groups. Hundreds of messengers pledged with a signature on a card to lead their churches to embrace an unreached people group at the end of the two-day Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting June 15 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Ariz. Photo by Bill Bangham View

Bryant Wright, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, presents a cross to the convention that was made by Bill Koehn, one of three IMB missionaries martyred in Yemen in 2002. Each of the six Southern Baptist seminaries will display the cross on a rotation of two months each over the next year. Photo by Bill Bangham View

Delivering his first report to messengers as president of the International Mission Board, Tom Elliff told the 4,800 messengers God is moving through IMB missionaries, but that it will take a movement of Southern Baptist churches to reach the world's 3,800 unreached, unengaged people groups. Photo by Baptist Press View

Curb recording artist No Other Name performs the 2011 IMB theme song "Let It Start With Me" after a challenge issued to messengers by IMB president Tom Elliff. No Other Name members are, left to right, Laura Allen, Sam Allen and Chad Smith. Photo by Bill Bangham View

Kevin Ezell, right, president of the North American Mission Board, explains how Gary, middle, and Twyla Hunley of Joplin, Mo., active Southern Baptist disaster relief volunteers, were victims themselves of the May 22 tornado that destroyed much of their city. Their story was part of the NAMB report June 14 at the Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Ariz. Photo by John Swain View

David Platt, pastor of The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, gives the convention sermon "calling every pastor" to lead churches to reach unreached people groups with the Gospel. About 6,750 people groups around the world are unreached, he said during morning session June 15 during the Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting at the Phoenix Convention Center. Photo by Bill Bangham View

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