This time of year we always participate in the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering. Annie
Armstrong believed in missions, and 100 years before Facebook, she started her own social network to raise funds for missionaries throughout the world. 100% of the money given to Annie Armstrong goes directly to the mission field. The first year Annie and her group of ladies raised $5,000. Last year Baptists raised over $56 million to go to the mission field!
The following is a short excerpt from the Women’s Missionary Union found under the
heading “Who was Annie?”
…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.