Immanuel Baptist Church would like every member to be actively involved in supporting and praying for our North American Mission Board (NAMB) missionaries. There are over 5000 NAMB missionaries and 3,800 chaplains actively serving communities, planting churches, ministering to the armed forces, and sharing the Gospel throughout North America. Each Spring the Southern Baptist Convention collects funds through the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering (AAEO). 100% of the AAEO funds go directly to the missionaries on the field.
The theme for this year's AAEO is "Together for His Kingdom." It is together that we can all serve the Kingdom of God. We can take the Gospel all across North America. The logo to the left will connect you with some great resources to show you how you can get involved.
It’s no secret the mission field of the United States and Canada holds many challenges. Seventy to 75 percent of Southern Baptist churches in America are plateaued or declining. On average, 17 Southern Baptist churches shut their doors for good every Sunday, leaving under-served and unreached neighborhoods in cities across North America. Yet light shines brightest in the dark.
Let’s not forget that North America has experienced dark days of spiritual darkness before. During these barren times, great awakenings and revivals have advanced Jesus’ kingdom in exponential ways. It’s not surprising that the greatest spiritual breakthroughs in our land have started with prayer. In prayer, we invite God in and give Him the reins. In prayer, we let King Jesus take over. This week, let’s turn to the One who reigns on high and rules all there is—seen and unseen.
To download a copy of Immanuel's Prayer guide for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering Week of Prayer click HERE.
Annie Armstrong (1850-1938) helped to found the Woman's Missionary Union in 1888 and served as its inaugural corresponding secretary. She showed the love of God to her neighbors as she helped people in need. She dug deep into the Bible to better share the good news with others. She cried out to God for the souls of her neighbors and fervently interceded for missionaries all over the world. It is in her honor that this mission's offering is named.
If you would like to learn more about her, visit this LINK.
Also, check out this informative article HERE.