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 2,200 missionary families serving across the United States and Canada.
NAMB and Southern Baptists came together to add:
857 New Congregations
And since 2010,
have planted more than
across North America
275 million people are estimated lost in North America. That’s men, women, young adults and children. Among that population is more than 40 million people living in the United States who were born in another country. That’s about 1/5th of the world’s migrant population—more than any other country.
More than a decade ago, Michael and Traci Byrd moved out of a rough inner-city neighborhood of St. Louis, swearing they’d never go back. But God called them to return and plant Faith Community Bible Church. Their mission is to care for people who feel abandoned, Michael said.
Itamar Elizalde says Puerto Rico is an island that just can’t catch a break. In the past seven years, it’s faced an economic crisis, two major hurricanes, a political scandal, six weeks of non-stop earthquakes and the COVID-19 pandemic. But God is using that great need to open doors for the gospel.
Jared and Jennifer Huntley had a heart for military personnel long before they launched Pillar Church of Washington, D.C. Jared had served in the Army and knows firsthand how difficult it can be to navigate the unique challenges of the military culture—especially without Christ.
In the past couple of years, Steven and Cindy Martins have become good at inviting themselves to other people’s houses. They’ve got thousands more they want to visit, but that number is getting smaller. In the area where they live — the Niagara region of Canada — 89-90% of the population of 400,000 doesn’t believe in God.
Brianna McKinney says for many people Denver is a lonely place. And the chances are slim the gospel will make it into their personal space. The city only has one evangelical church for every 32,000 people. To put that in perspective, there’s one marijuana dispensary for every 2,000 people and one brewery for every 7,000.
Amer and Vicki Safadi weren’t sure at first that Cincinnati was where God wanted them to plant a church. They’d been there before, just after leaving the Middle East, and it hadn’t been easy. But then they met Travis Smalley, lead pastor of Lakota Hills Baptist Church, who said his church wanted to come alongside them.
Millions of Southern Baptists like you have faithfully prayed this week for the featured missionaries. They are only a few representatives of a larger missionary force. Because of your faithful prayers and giving, every day, throughout North America, there are thousands more workers reaching people across the divides of culture, language and ethnicity with the 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