Isaiah's heart cry transcends time and place resonate in teh lives of thousands of Southern Baptist missionaries today. From the eco-conscious home of Portland, to the high-powered boardrooms of New York, to the bead-strewn streets of New Orleans, the North American Mission Board (NAMB) is partnering with churches to send out missionaries across North America. They share the love, hope, joy, and peace that can only be found through a saving relationship with Jesus Christ with the lost and hurting of the United States and Canada. The "here" may be different for each, but the heart and message are still the same. Your prayer support is vital to the ministry of these servants of the Lord.
Who Is Annie?
Each year, we honor the life and advocacy of Annie Walker Armstrong (1850-1938) when we give to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering® for North American missions. As a tireless servant of God and a contagious advocate and supporter of missions efforts throughout the world, Annie Armstrong led women to unite in missions endeavors that ultimately led to the formation of Woman’s Missionary Union, for which she served as the first corresponding secretary.
Annie believed in and followed Christ with all her heart, but it was her hands that expressed that belief in tangible ways. She spent a great amount of time typing and handwriting letters in support of missions. Many of these letters were quite lengthy and all were filled with conviction that more could and should be done in our missions efforts. Annie also never hesitated to use her hands to reach out to hug a child or distribute food, clothing and the Word of God to those in need. Her hands held her own Bible as she studied to know how best to share Gods love with others. And, most important, Annie was a woman of prayer, folding her hands in prayer to intercede for the missionaries and for those they were helping discover Christ.
Annie rallied churches to give more, pray more and do more for reaching people for Christ. As modern-day missions advocates unite to continue that work today, we can be confident that her legacy will also be ours.
Funding the Mission
Week of Prayer
Your prayer support is vital to the ministry of these servants of the Lord. You can use this prayer guide in your personal devotional times, or use it as a valuable tool on your prayer journey or Bible study group in the days and weeks leading up to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering.