North American Missions!
The observance of the 2022 Week of Prayer for North American Missions began March 6 through the 13th, ending on Daylight Savings beginning time in the USA. We use that to kick off our yearly collection for North American Mission, named after Annie Armstrong.
Annie Armstrong (1850-1938)
Annie was born in Baltimore at a time when there was little opportunity for women. Yet, her devotion to Christ led her to a life of service and leadership. She organized women to pray, to give and to meet the needs around them. She challenged pastors and churches to action and rallied vital support for missionaries. Ultimately, Annie was recognized as a national Southern Baptist trailblazer for her visionary leadership that still inspires millions today. Just a few facts about Annie:
- Refused a salary because she would never give to the Lord “that which costs me nothing.” (2 Samuel 24:24)
- Initiated fund-raising “brick cards” to build churches in Cuba
- Gained support for the first black, female missionaries
- Secured funds to relieve China missionary, Lottie Moon, who had served for 11 years without a furlough
- Advocated for Native Americans and impoverished mountain people
- Honored in 1934 when The Home Missions Offering was re-named for her to encourage more to follow her sacrificial example
You can help us meet our $5,000 goal by donating at church, or online. 100% of your gifts support thousands of North American missionaries. To donate online, use the "NEXT STEPS" button or the one below.