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Annie Armstrong Easter Offering

A Mission Field In Need of Hope

The North American Mission Board serves a diverse and complex region comprised of:
United States, Canada and U.S. territories of Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa.

366

MILLION PEOPLE

275+

MILLION ESTIMATED LOST

350

LANGUAGES

14+

RELIGIONS

Many North American cities could reasonably be called pre-Christian. Even in the traditional “Bible Belt” Christianity is
being pushed to the margins. In the midst of this, God is bringing the nations to our shores and offering
unprecedented opportunities for the gospel.

Annie Armstrong was unstoppable in her passion for missions.

Annie was born in Baltimore at a time when there was little opportunity for women. Yet, her devotion to Christ led her to a life of service and leadership. She organized women to pray, to give and to meet the needs around them. She challenged pastors and churches to action and rallied vital support for missionaries. Ultimately, Annie was recognized as a national Southern Baptist trailblazer for her visionary leadership that still inspires millions today.

The Week of Prayer for North American Missions

The Week of Prayer is annually observed by SBC churches to pray for missionaries, their ministries and their families. Prayer is the fuel for spiritually sustaining missionaries in places where the gospel is greatly needed, but often opposed. 

The official date is the first Sunday in March through the second Sunday. Your church can choose this date or another time during the Easter season to participate. For each day of the week, click “learn more” to discover a missionary/church planter from Alabama to pray for. 

Shahid Kamal’s God is a living God—One who answers prayer. Shahid and his wife, Maroofa, spend their lives introducing Him to the more than 300,000 South Asians who call the Greater Vancouver area home.

DeKalb County, Georgia is a picture of diversity—and vast need. There’s a beautiful array of cultures but also brokenness. Many homes don’t have dads in them. The abortion rate is high

Victor & Ludmila Moura were comfortable in Brazil. Over time, though, they felt God leading them in an unexpected direction—to plant a church for Brazilians in Boston, a city with many immigrants.

Moving from Denver to a small town they had never heard of in Idaho was not in Anders’ and Jessica’s plans. But it fit where they felt the Holy Spirit was guiding them—to help a dying church come back to life.

Joshua Valdez says his city is a place of emotional and spiritual darkness. It’s a melting pot of culture and religion. Its residents are mostly Hispanic and Navajo, and the Navajo are very much “a forgotten people,” said Joshua, who also has both heritages.

Bobby and LaKeisha Williams have a simple goal—to meet the deep need of New Orleans with the even deeper love of Christ. Some buildings are still boarded up from Hurricane Katrina. The area around their church plant is predominantly African American and low-income.

Jacob knows the homeless, drug addicts and gang members of Sanger. He used to live among them before he went to jail and met Jesus there. Now he and his wife, Francine, are reaching those who “would scare people who go to most churches,” Jacob said.

When missionaries answer the call to the mission field, they expect to encounter challenges, but no one could have planned for a global pandemic that radically altered everyday life. Your North American missionaries are displaying courage and vision.

To order your promotional materials please visit AlabamaWMU.org/freeresources, or contact Kathryn Helms direct at 334-613-2325 or via email at khelms@alsbom.org.

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