Annie Armstrong was a bold advocate for missionaries and their work. She championed missions support and helped create a rich legacy of people awakened and responding to God’s call to pray, give and go.
Since 1895, the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering has empowered missional work to reach the United States, Canada and their territories. Generation after generation, we’ve united to reach people born on our shores and the nations who come here to make a new home.
Your generous giving to the annual Annie Armstrong Easter Offering makes an eternal impact across North America. You and your church are the fuel that enables thousands of missionaries to be sent, to plant churches and to serve people who desperately need a gospel witness.
This year’s offering theme is “United,” based on Romans 15:5-6, “Now may the God who gives endurance and encouragement grant you to live in harmony with one another, according to Christ Jesus, so that you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ with one mind and one voice” (CSB).
The national goal is $70 million. N.C. Baptists historically lead or rank among the leaders of all state conventions in giving to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering.
There are an estimated 275 million lost people in North America. That’s men, women, young adults and children. Among that population are more than 40 million people living in the United States who were born in another country.
That’s about one-fifth of the world’s migrant population — more than any other country.
Almost every nation in the world is represented in North America, making it one of the most complex mission fields. And immigrants continue to come here for a better life, even from countries closed to the gospel.
But these aren’t just numbers. They represent people made in God’s image — people in need of gospel hope.
You and your church are the fuel that enables thousands of missionaries to be sent.
When we come together to reach the nations and our own neighborhoods, the church becomes a beautiful representation of God’s vision for every nation, tribe and tongue to be saved and united in praise to Him.
Through all our differences, we can be transformed and united by the unchanging, life-giving gospel of Jesus.
North American missionaries depend on your prayers. They are taking the gospel to a region totaling 366 million people where the spiritual and cultural divides are deep and growing. Only the love of Christ can bring true unity and transformation.
The annual Week of Prayer for North American missions and the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering is officially the first Sunday in March through the second Sunday, which this year is March 6-13. Your church may choose to observe the Week of Prayer during that time or at a date that is best for your congregation.
As you read each story and lift up the missionaries’ requests during the Week of Prayer, you are joining them on mission and providing vital support for their work.
To learn more about the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering, visit AnnieArmstrong.com.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was adapted from promotional materials for the 2022 Annie Armstrong Easter Offering.
by North American Mission Board