Where Chris Baker serves as a church planter in northwest Montana, Annie Armstrong Easter Offering (AAEO) funds are “vital for meeting needs in Jesus’ name.”
“For most of us serving with the North American Mission Board (NAMB), our funding is often limited, but the resources through Annie Armstrong allow us to do ministry that meets the real, tangible needs of our communities,” said Baker, former director of missions for Clarke Baptist Association.
For example, in the city of Whitefish where he lives and serves, his church was able to organize a MOPS (mothers of preschoolers) program for the community.
“The Annie Armstrong Easter Offering allows us to really treat the young moms well,” Baker said. “Since January, we have seen one mom become a Jesus follower and two families become connected to our church family.”
Churches across Alabama and the Southern Baptist Convention started collecting the AAEO on March 1, the first day of the Week of Prayer for North American Missions. Every dollar given through the offering goes straight to train and resource missionaries involved in church planting and compassion ministries in the U.S., Canada and their territories, all with the goal of sharing the gospel.
The national goal for this year’s offering is $70 million. Alabama’s goal is $6.25 million.
For more information about the offering or to access resources for your church, visit anniearmstrong.com. (Grace Thornton)