- Baptist Beacon
2020 Annie Armstrong Easter Offering
ALPHARETTA, GA – Since 1933, Southern Baptists have supported missionaries and their work through the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering® for North American missions. Millions have heard the gospel throughout the United States, Canada and the territories of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam because Southern Baptists sacrificially gave.
The spiritual needs in North America, though, remain as great as ever. The demographics continue to change. More people are moving to the continent. The culture is rapidly secularizing. Entire regions that were once bastions of Christian thought, such as New England, are now deemed post-Christian.
Approximately 363 million people live in North America, and a projected 75% of those people do not have a personal relationship with Christ. The presence of Bible-teaching, Evangelical churches has been waning, especially outside the South.
Along with the intense spiritual need, there are immense physical needs as well. Missionaries with the North American Mission Board strive to reach out to refugees and internationals, assist those in poverty, reach out to those caught in human trafficking and serve children through foster care and adoption—all while remaining focused on sharing the hope of the gospel.
Every gift to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering—100 percent—goes to train, resource and deploy thousands of missionaries involved in church planting and compassion ministries. Together we make a difference by meeting needs, planting churches and discipling new believers. Transformation is taking place one life at a time.
National Goal - $70 million
Week of Prayer for North American Missions – Sunday, March 1 through Sunday, March 8
Offering Theme – It’s All About the Gospel
Verse – “For I passed on to you as most important what I first received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures…” 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 (CSB)
Offering Resources Available: www.AnnieArmstrong.com
Week of Prayer Featured Missionaries:
Monday, March 2 – J.D. and Andreina Fasolino, Toronto, Ontario
Tuesday, March 3 – Kirk and Karen Kirkland, Cincinnati, Ohio
Wednesday, March 4 – Jonathan and Yesenia Santiago, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
Thursday, March 5 – Rob and Annabeth Wilton, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Saturday, March 7 – Mojic and Munkho Baldandorj, Denver, Colorado