Annie Armstrong Easter Gift

 

Annie Armstrong was a lay Southern Baptist denominational leader instrumental in the founding of the Woman's Missionary Union.
BornJuly 11, 1850, Baltimore, MD   DiedDecember 20, 1938, Baltimore, MD
Through the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering, the North American Mission Board (NAMB) helps its missionary force reach for Christ an estimated 259 million lost people in the United States and Canada.

When people give to the offering, 100 percent of their gift will be transformed into missionary salaries and ministry supplies. Those missionaries and supplies will help others hear the message of Christ and respond in faith to His offer of salvation. In 1895, when the annual offering began, gifts totaled roughly $5,000. Today NAMB sets its national goal for the offering at more than $70 million.

The offering is named after Annie Armstrong (1850-1938), a tireless servant of God and a contagious advocate and supporter of mission efforts throughout the world. She led women to unite in mission endeavors that ultimately led to the formation of Woman's Missionary Union, for which she served as the first corresponding secretary.