Baptists enter Annie season
March 21, 2006
JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri Baptists aim to give at least $2 million to the 2006 Annie Armstong Easter Offering for missions in North America. Nationwide, the North American Mission Board (NAMB) hopes Southern Baptists will give $56 million.
The annual offering provides 44 percent of NAMB’s operating budget. One hundred percent of the offering goes toward supporting more that 5,200 missionaries – including 236 missionaries in Missouri. Last year, the offering total was $52.6 million.
Southern Baptists emphasize the offering during the Easter season.
Every year since 1895, the offering for “home” missions has been supporting missionaries as they spread the Gospel. In our time, a full 111 years later, the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering supports missionaries in a variety of ways, including church planting, training in apologetics, and evangelism.