Annie Armstrong, 1850-1938
Annie was unstoppable in her passion for missions.
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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.
What is the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering?
The Woman's Missionary Union (WMU) started the offering in 1895 to benefit the work of the Home Mission Board, which is now the North American Mission Board. In 1934, It was named in honor of Annie Armstrong, a bold missions advocate, and WMU's first national executive leader. As of 2020, more than $1 billion has been donated by Southern Baptist churches and individuals.