- Baptist Beacon
United to reach the nations in our neighborhoods
by Sue Hodnett
PLYMOUTH, MI – These are big numbers. 275 million people are estimated lost in North America. That’s men, women, young adults, and children. Among that population is more than 40 million people living in the United States who were born in another country. That’s about 1/5th 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. 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.
*(Statistics from Pew Research and NAMB Missional Research) *NAMB-Day 1 Prayer Guide
Michigan Baptists can be a part of reaching those big numbers by being a part of the North American Mission Emphasis on March 6-13, 2022.
Help Michigan Baptists become more aware of the depth of lostness in North American by promoting the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering.
Contact your convention/WMU office to order free offering print materials.
The Annie Armstrong Easter Offering® Through your church’s gifts to the Cooperative Program and the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering, you are making a difference in spreading the gospel in North America. People are hearing the gospel and growing in their commitment to Christ. Churches are being started in areas where Baptist presence has been limited. Every dollar given to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering supports thousands of missionaries across the U.S. and Canada. Time and time again our missionaries relate how the offering is their lifeblood. They know that behind each penny given, there is someone who believes in the ministry they do and are affirming by supporting the need to equip them to share the gospel with those who need a Savior.
Lives are changing as a direct result of your support of North American missionaries through the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering. Today, more than $2 billion has been given through the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering®. All gifts—100%—support thousands of missionaries in church planting and compassion ministries across the U.S. and Canada.
“UNITE” with us again in 2022 to continue this mission that is transforming lives. Your gifts to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering:
Support more than 2,200 missionaries and their families.
Enable hundreds of churches to be planted and thousands of disciples to be made.
Continue the SBC’s 177-year commitment to North American missions.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sue Hodnett is the State Director of Women’s Ministries for the Baptist State Convention of Michigan as well as the Executive Director of Michigan WMU. She is married to Wayne; they have 4 adult children and 2 grandsons. Sue is dedicated to ministering to women and supporting them in their leadership development.