(International)–Next, the Southern Baptist International Mission Board says they need to increase by half the number of missionaries to reach the lost with the Gospel. Leaders reached that conclusion following their Global Strategy Summit in Virginia recently. But, the opposite is happening. The IMB had to limit the number of workers sent this year because of the lack of funding. That will mean attrition will take a higher toll than usual. It’s believed the number of missionaries will drop from five-thousand-600 to below five-thousand by the end of 2004.