Annie Armstrong Easter Offering®
Date: Sunday, February 27, 2005 - Wednesday, March 30, 2005
The Annie Armstrong Easter Offering® is much more than an offering envelope and an annual missions-giving emphasis.
When people give to the offering, 100 percent of their gift will be transformed into missionary salaries and ministry supplies.
Those missionaries and supplies will help others hear the message of Christ and respond in faith to His salvation. These will in turn lead thousands upon thousands to Christ.
Time and again our missionaries relate how the offering is their lifeblood. They know that behind each penny given, there is a Southern Baptist who believes in what they do and are affirming the need to equip them to share the gospel with those who need a Savior.
The North American Mission Board works in partnership with state conventions to distribute monies given through the AAEO to missionaries and their efforts.
The 2005 National Goal for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering is $55 million. Receipts to the 2005 AAEO will fund mission endeavors as follows:
Missionary Support 75%, Church Planting 15%, and Evangelism 10%.
Fairlawn Baptist Church Goal is not set as of this time.
Let's Support Our Missionaries!
Believing that missionaries were our “substitutes,”
Annie did many personal ministries for missionaries and their families.
Each year, we honor the life and work of Annie Walker Armstrong (1850-1938) when we give to the annual offering for home missions named after her. As a tireless servant of God and a contagious advocate and supporter of mission efforts throughout the world, Annie Armstrong led women to unite in mission endeavors that ultimately led to the formation of Woman’s Missionary Union, for which she served as the first corresponding secretary.
Annie believed in 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 mission efforts. In 1893 alone, she wrote almost 18,000 letters! Annie also never hesitated to use her hands to reach out to hug a child or distribute food and 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 God’s 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 we continue to unite to make her vision a reality in North America today, we can be confident that her legacy will also be ours.
“It’s amazing to think about how many people are involved in this wonderful gift to make it possible for us to do not just what we are called to do, but what we love to do.”—Jan Cundiff, North American missionary, Indiana
Ask missionaries what the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering® means to them, and they’ll readily admit that it is the lifeblood for their service.
When Southern Baptists place their money in the offering plate, they are in essence placing it in the hands of a missionary. Every dollar given to AAEO goes to support missionaries on the field. The North American Mission Board works in partnership with state conventions to distribute monies given through the AAEO to missionaries and their efforts.
Since the offering's inception, more than $1 billion has been received by the North American Mission Board to use in reaching people in North America for Christ.
The 2005 National Goal for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering is $55 million. Receipts to the 2005 AAEO will fund mission endeavors noted below, and these will in turn lead thousands upon thousands to Christ.
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