Annie Armstrong Easter Offering
for North American Missions

The Annie Armstrong Easter Offering (AAEO) is the primary way we support mission efforts in North America. One hundred percent of gifts given to AAEO are used to support more than 2,400 missionary families serving across the United States and Canada.

Your gifts support

more than 2,400 missionaries

across North America

Estimated lost:

275 Million

NAMB and Southern Baptists came together to add:

1,018 New Congregations

in 2021

And since 2010,
have planted more than

9,400 churches

across North America

The Week of Prayer for North American Missions

Day One: Kay Bennett // New Orleans, Louisiana

Human trafficking emergencies don’t happen on schedule, so there’s no such thing as an “average day” for Kay Bennett, director of Send Relief’s Baptist Friendship House. 

“The doorbell or phone can ring and change my whole day,” says Kay. Chances are that day was already filled with serving meals to those experiencing homelessness, handing out hygiene supplies, leading Bible study, managing training programs and more.


  • People experiencing homelessness to be drawn to Baptist Friendship House for help.
  • Human trafficking victims to be able to escape exploitation.
  • Strength and encouragement for staff and volunteers.

Day TWO: Vergil & Kelsey Brown // Portland, Oregon

Oregon is one of the least-churched states in the nation. It’s where Vergil and Kelsey Brown planted one successful church in Portland and after 10 years, felt God’s call to leave it in the hands of a new pastor and plant again.


  • Redemption Church to be faithful and bold in their
    evangelism efforts.
  • Unity in the growing young church.
  • Joy in the journey for the Brown family.

Day THREE: Sam & Joanna Choi // Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Twin Cities area has the largest Somali population outside of Somalia. It is home to the largest Hmong population in the United States, and the Hispanic population has grown by 38% in a decade.


  • Growth in numbers to be matched with spiritual maturity.
  • Faithfulness to the mission to reach the nations in Minneapolis.
  • Church to be an everyday experience that doesn’t begin and end in a building.

Day four: Philip & Andi Coleman // Anchorage, Alaska

Alaska has a rugged, forbidding environment. That’s also true for churches. Thirty percent of Alaskan Southern Baptist churches have died in the last six years.


  • The Colemans as they reach a culture that doesn’t see a
    need for Jesus.
  • The residency to grow new missionaries to reach Alaska.
  • Strong relationships with local Alaska associations.

Day FIVE: Emanuel & Ioana Grozea // Ridgewood, New York

Emanuel Grozea was born in communist Romania to a family of smugglers—Bible smugglers. As a teenager, Emanuel felt God calling him into ministry.



  • Faithfulness in sharing the gospel to all nations in the community.
  • Maranatha to plant three new churches by 2030.
  • More supporting churches to partner with Maranatha in prayer and serving.

Day SIX: Matt & Amanda Hadden // Porcupine, South Dakota

When Matt went to the Pine Ridge Reservation, home of the Oglala Lakota tribe, for a short-term, construction mission trip, his plan to be an international missionary changed.


  • Wisdom to meet the many needs of the Oglala Lakota people.
  • Continued favor and partnerships with tribal leaders.
  • Growth and support for wellness and construction ministries.

Day SEVEN: Matthew & Ruth Lahey // St. John’s, Newfoundland

More than a hundred years before Matthew and Ruth Lahey came here as church planters, the last church in the Kilbride neighborhood of St. John’s burned to the ground and was never rebuilt.


  • God to open eyes and soften hearts of people towards the gospel in St. John’s.
  • Kilbride Community Church to represent Christ well in an apathetic environment.
  • God to raise up more workers to come into this harvest.

Day EIGHT: Angel & Vanesa Viveros // Lincoln, Nebraska

The Viveros family had no plans to leave Mexico City where Angel was a local pastor. Then they heard about the great need in the U.S. Midwest. Angel and Vanesa felt God calling them more than 1,700 miles away to minister to immigrants— in Lincoln, Nebraska.


  • The Spanish-speaking community in Lincoln, Nebraska, to find community and gospel hope at Cosecha Iglesia Bíblica.
  • Outreach opportunities to build relationships.
  • People to understand the true gospel and be rescued from the prosperity gospel.


Every gift to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering – 100 percent – goes to train, resource and send thousands of missionaries involved in church planting and compassion ministries across the United States, Canada and their territories. Our partnership with Southern Baptist Convention churches and individuals makes this work possible