God has truly blessed through our partnership with Church Ignited , Wellington, KS that began in 2012. Great things are in store for this church, and their pastor and wife, Mark and Katie, and their children, Gavyn and Elijah and one soon to be adopted.
Learn more about Annie Armstrong and the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering (AAEO). Though promoted nationwide during the Easter season, as a church we have the opportunity to give to North American missions through the AAEO all year around through our Acts 1:8 Offering, through which 15% goes to the AAEO, and 100% of that amount goes to the field!
Who is Annie?
Each year, we honor the life and work of Annie Walker Armstrong (1850-1938) when we give to the annual offering for North American missions named after her. As a tireless servant of God and a contagious advocate and supporter of mission efforts throughout the world, Annie Armstrong 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.
Annie believed in Christ with all her heart, but it was her hands that expressed that belief in tangible ways. She spent a great amount of time typing and handwriting letters in support of missions. Many of these letters were quite lengthy and all were filled with conviction that more could and should be done in our mission efforts. In 1893 alone, she wrote almost 18,000 letters! Annie also never hesitated to use her hands to reach out to hug a child or distribute food and clothing and the Word of God to those in need. Her hands held her own Bible as she studied to know how best to share Gods love with others. And, most important, Annie was a woman of prayer, folding her hands in prayer to intercede for the missionaries and for those they were helping discover Christ.
Annie rallied churches to give more, pray more, and do more for reaching people for Christ. As we continue to unite to make her vision a reality in North America today, we can be confident that her legacy will also be ours.