Annie Armstrong Easter Offering


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Annie Armstrong (1850-1938) Annie Armstrong was born in Baltimore at a time when women were not expected to lead. She served, challenged churches to action and rallied support for missionaries. Ultimately, Annie was recognized as a national Southern Baptist trailblazer renowned for visionary missions leadership.
“What a glorious thing it is to be a co-worker with God in winning the world for Christ.”
 Annie’s Contributions Started Bay View Mission for Baltimore’s poor and addicted Served as the first executive of Woman’s Missionary Union, the largest protestant women’s organization in the world
Led the formation of missions’ organizations for children Raised support for missionaries to Italian and Jewish immigrants Handwrote over 18,000 letters in one year advocating for missions 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
Today, over $1 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.


International Missions


THE GOSPEL & A LOST WORLD
Christ commissions His followers to go and make disciples throughout the world. To play our part in fulfilling Christ’s commission, IMB partners with local churches to empower limitless missionary teams who are making disciples and multiplying churches among unreached people and places to the glory of God.
“For the Scripture says, ‘Everyone who believes in Him will not be put to shame.’” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing His riches on all who call on Him. For ‘everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’” Romans 10:11-12
More than 3 billion people do not have clear access to the gospel and, therefore, will likely live and die without ever hearing that Jesus loves them and has provided a way for them to be forgiven. Jesus tasked His followers to go and make disciples, to proclaim the gospel and call people to repent and believe.
“Every church, regardless of size or resources, has a role to play in reaching every nation. And the nations are waiting.”
—Dr. Paul Chitwood, IMB President HOPE FOR THE HOMELESS
IMB missionaries are bringing the gospel and tangible aid to victims of war. In the midst of the worst humanitarian crisis of our time, IMB is strategically serving Syrian refugees who either live in their wartorn country or have fled to escape the violence.
NO ACCESS, NO HOPE
There are 3,800 unreached people groups that live in remote places or under governments and cultures that restrict, oppress or are openly hostile toward the gospel.
HOPE FOR HUNGRY & SICK
IMB also brings the gospel through relief efforts to those who don’t have access to clean water, food or adequate medical care.


Lottie Moon Christmas Offering


https://www.sbcv.org/2019-lottie-moon/


I SAW A GREAT MULTITUDE FROM EVERY NATION AND ALL TRIBES… REVELATION 7:9
Your prayers for the multitudes transform lives.
Your Gifts Transform Lives Because you and your church give to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, IMB missionaries can take the gospel to unreached peoples around the world. Every dollar you give makes a difference, because 100% of the money collected goes to the work of reaching every nation.
The Story of Lottie Moon In the 1800s, a missionary named Lottie Moon wrote letters from China urging American churches to fund more overseas workers. After Lottie’s death on the mission field, an offering was started in her name. The offering was established to empower international missions efforts for Southern Baptists.