The Annie Armstrong Easter Offering& Week of Prayer for North American Missions
The Annie Armstrong Easter Offering & Week of Prayer
The North American Mission Board (NAMB) exists to help every church take its next step in missions and encourage every believer to live on mission.
NAMB’s mission field is the United States, Canada and the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam and American Samoa. This region contains diverse ethnic groups, languages and religions. Approximately 269 million people in North America do not have a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Through your gifts to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering® and the Cooperative Program, NAMB supports more than 5,000 missionaries and more than 3,800 chaplains who serve in difficult places where the gospel is often not welcome.
Through Send Network, we help Southern Baptists plant new churches. In the last 100 years, SBC churches in proportion to population has dropped. By partnering with churches to train and deploy church planting missionaries, NAMB’s goal is to help Southern Baptists plant 1,200 new churches annually in cities, small towns, college campuses and military communities.
In 2016, NAMB launched Send Relief. Just as Southern Baptist Disaster Relief matches urgent needs with volunteers bringing help, Send Relief is expanding that to equip churches in addressing poverty, refugees, foster care and adoption and human trafficking. We’re establishing Send Relief regional ministries to meet needs and offer long- and short-term volunteer opportunities.
We are sincerely grateful for the prayer support and sacrificial giving of every Southern Baptist. You can be assured that we are committed to being the very best stewards with every dollar we receive.
- Primary ministry initiatives of NAMB: Send Network (church planting) and Send Relief (compassion ministries)
- Amount of NAMB budget provided by Cooperative Program: 38%
- Amount of NAMB budget provided by Annie Armstrong Easter Offering: 49%
- Year offering started: In 1895 by WMU®
- Amount given in 1895: $5,000 +
- Year offering named after Annie Armstrong: 1934
- Total offering gifts to date: Over $1 billion
THE WEEK OF PRAYER FOR NORTH AMERICAN MISSIONS
The Week of Prayer is annually observed by SBC churches to specifically pray for missionaries on the field, the needs of their ministries and the needs of their families. Prayer is the fuel enabling God to spiritually and emotionally sustain missionaries in places where the gospel is greatly needed, but often opposed.
Prayer guides are available for your church to order or can be downloaded for individual use. You can also see how God is at work using your prayers and gifts by watching the missionary video stories. These and more can be found on the resources page.
The official date for the annual Week of Prayer is the first Sunday in March through the second Sunday in March. Your church can choose this date or another time during the Easter season to participate.
100% OF YOUR GIFTS GO TOWARD SUPPORTING MISSIONARIES WHO SERVE IN COMPASSION MINISTRIES AND CHURCH PLANTING.
BECAUSE YOU GIVE…
$10 – a missionary can purchase gospel tracts to engage his community in Toronto.
$20 – a North American missionary is able to buy lunch and build a relationship with her Muslim neighbor.
$50 – a Send City missionary has bus fare for a month to travel in an unreached area of his city.
$150 – a church plant’s community group is resourced with Bibles, books and other discipleship materials in Oregon.
$400 – a GenSend student missionary is able to spend time mentoring underprivileged children in the inner city.
$450 – a Vancouver missionary can receive a semester of coaching from a church planting mentor.
$500 – a block party starts gospel conversations in a community in Maine.
$1.100 – a church planter is able to attend a two-day orientation training at NAMB.
$1,200 – a North American missionary can pay half a month’s rent for a New York apartment.
$2,000 – a new children’s ministry can be resourced with curriculum and equipment in Colorado.
$2,400 – a bivocational church planting missionary can receive a seminary scholarship.
$2,500 – a church plant in California can rent a worship facility for a month.
These are only a few examples of the many ways your gifts train, resource and support missionaries on the field throughout the U.S. and Canada. You can find more information in the North American Mission Board’s annual report.
Please give today through your local church or online at AnnieArmstrong.com.
Individuals and churches may give online at any time. One hundred percent of online gifts go to the mission field; no funds are withheld for transaction fees.
THANK YOU FOR GIVING!