I’m thankful for the long and rich history that Southern Baptists have enjoyed in working together to fulfill the Great Commission through local, national and global missions and ministry efforts.
One of those partnerships that we enjoy is with the North American Mission Board (NAMB), which exists to help every church take its next step in missions and to encourage every believer to live on mission.
NAMB supports a variety of missions efforts to share the love of Christ with the lost and hurting through church planting, compassion ministry, disaster relief and chaplaincy ministry.
In addition to supporting these efforts through the Cooperative Program, another way we support the work of NAMB is through the annual Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American missions. This offering began in 1895 and was named in honor of Annie Armstrong in 1934 because of her leadership and action as a tireless advocate for missions.
I invite you to join me in prayer for this special offering during the Easter season. Churches are encouraged to observe a week of prayer leading up to the offering during a time that best fits their congregation and church calendar.
This year’s offering theme is “Sending Hope,” based on 1 Peter 1:3: “… He has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead” (CSB).
You can learn more about the offering and find additional resources, a prayer guide and more online by visiting anniearmstrong.com. The national offering goal for 2019 is $70 million.
Your gifts support more than 5,000 missionaries who are planting churches and taking the gospel throughout North America through other ministries.
I rejoice that North Carolina Baptists have been a leading supporter of the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for many years. Please pray how the Lord would lead you and your church to support the offering again this year.
The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina enjoys a strategic partnership with NAMB to assist in church planting and missions efforts in several strategic North American cities. More than 270 churches that are part of our state convention are currently engaged in partnerships throughout North America.
To learn more about how your church can become involved in one of these partnerships, please contact our Office of Great Commission Partnerships or visit ncbaptist.org/gcp.
Thank you again, North Carolina Baptists, for your faithful prayers and financial generosity in support of AAEO and other cooperative missions efforts.
Every day, lives are being impacted and transformed in the name of Jesus because of your prayers and support.