North American MISSIONS

Your prayers and gifts to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering provide support for thousands of missionaries across North America. These men and women are planting new churches in unreached communities and meeting needs through compassion ministries. Every day, lives are being impacted and transformed.


We met our goal this year of $7,500! 

Thank you for supporting North American Missions. To give towards Missions all throughout the year, please select "One Mission" in the dropdown menu if giving online. 

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    Week of prayer for North American missions

    The Week of Prayer for North American missions 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.

    • 275 million people are estimated lost in North America. That’s men, women, young adults and children. Among that population is more than 40 million people living in the United States who were born in another country. That’s about 1/5th of the world’s migrant population—more than any other country.

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      PRAY

      • To have eyes open to see the people around you in need of the hope of the gospel.
      • For the thousands of missionaries across North America working to reach new people even in the most challenging circumstances.
    • ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI

      More than a decade ago, Michael and Traci Byrd moved out of a rough inner-city neighborhood of St. Louis, swearing they’d never go back. But God called them to return and plant Faith Community Bible Church. Their mission is to care for people who feel abandoned, Michael said. 

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      PRAY

      • For the Byrds to have wisdom in creatively reaching their neighbors.
      • For God to open hearts to the gospel through Faith Community Bible Church.
    • GUAYNABO, PUERTO RICO

      Itamar Elizalde says Puerto Rico is an island that just can’t catch a break. In the past seven years, it’s faced an economic crisis, two major hurricanes, a political scandal, six weeks of non-stop earthquakes and the COVID-19 pandemic. But God is using that great need to open doors for the gospel.

      Read more of her story and watch a video: circlerightarrow


      PRAY

      • For Itamar’s teams to share boldly as they meet physical needs.
      • For hearts to be open to the gospel and for more missionaries to join the work.
    • WASHINGTON, D.C. 

      Jared and Jennifer Huntley had a heart for military personnel long before they launched Pillar Church of Washington, D.C. Jared had served in the Army and knows firsthand how difficult it can be to navigate the unique challenges of the military culture—especially without Christ.

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      PRAY

      • For Jared and Jennifer to have favor on military bases and in the community.
      • For God to open hearts among military personnel and grow them in their faith so that they can go as missionaries to their future assignments.
    • ST. CATHARINES, ONTARIO

      In the past couple of years, Steven and Cindy Martins have become good at inviting themselves to other people’s houses. They’ve got thousands more they want to visit, but that number is getting smaller. In the area where they live — the Niagara region of Canada — 89-90% of the population of 400,000 doesn’t believe in God. Since planting Sevilla Chapel in 2019, Steven and Cindy have been strategically and intentionally going door to door in the city of St. Catharines.

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      PRAY

      • For Sevilla Chapel to continue making disciples in a challenging community
      • For Steven and Cindy to have favor as they knock on doors and share the gospel.
    • DENVER, COLORADO

      Brianna McKinney says for many people Denver is a lonely place. For community, they might go to a coffee shop where they’re surrounded by others — but they’re still alone.

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      PRAY

      • For more workers to feel called to Denver to work alongside missionaries and expand their ministries.
      • For perseverance for Brianna and her team in Denver who are working to love their city well.
    • CINCINNATI, OHIO 

      Amer and Vicki Safadi weren’t sure at first that Cincinnati was where God wanted them to plant a church. They’d been there before, just after leaving the Middle East, and it hadn’t been easy. But then they met Travis Smalley, lead pastor of Lakota Hills Baptist Church, who said his church wanted to come alongside them.

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      PRAY

      • For the Safadis to have favor with the Arabic-speaking people they meet and for God to orchestrate those meetings.
      • For the Arabic church in Cincinnati to continue to grow in reaching its city and beyond.
    • Millions of Southern Baptists like you have faithfully prayed this week for the featured missionaries, their families, their churches and their communities. They are only a few representatives of a larger missionary force. 

      Because of your faithful prayers and giving, every day, throughout North America, there are thousands more workers reaching people across the divides of culture, language and ethnicity with the gospel.

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      PRAY

      • For Southern Baptists to faithfully support their missionaries through prayer.
      • For God to show you a missionary family or families you can uplift and encourage through your intercession.

    SEND RELIEF

    From Send Relief: After 8 years of ongoing conflict, Russia has launched a wide-ranging attack on Ukraine, rolling in tanks and troops into their neighbors to the West. The invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces continues to intensify.

    This conflict could cause nearly 5 million people to be displaced and has already lead to a catastrophic humanitarian crisis among the Ukrainian people. The greatest needs for displaced families are food, shelter, transportation, clothing, sanitation and hygiene needs.


    Send Relief is working with local Baptist partners and churches in Ukraine, Poland and other border nations to respond to the growing crisis. Send Relief connects churches with opportunities to pray and give to support this response!


    Your gifts to Send Relief are providing emergency food supplies, shelter, transportation, hygiene kits and more to displaced families right now and for months to come.


    To give towards relief efforts, please designate your gift as "Send Relief" in the dropdown menu if giving online. Give here circlerightarrow


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    THE GLOBAL MISSION

    Our church also supports international missions. Beyond North America, missionaries across the world are doing whatever it takes to reach lost people with the gospel. Through the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, our church joins them in this work and keeping the mission moving forward.

    INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS

    Our church supports international missions through the International Mission Board. 

    Ever wonder how your gifts help?

    • When God calls missionaries to share the gospel in a different culture, they must prepare for this challenging new vocation. IMB's rigorous training and preparation process helps new missionaries begin their journey well.


      $700 provides three month intensive training

      $2,000 provides vaccinations to prepare for the field

      $2,300 trains and launches a new missionary

    • Language proficiency is key to cultural understanding. As learning progresses, missionaries' ability to become part of the community deepens, as does their ability to communicate Scripture and apply it to people's lives.


      $50 provides language learning supplies

      $150 covers one month of in-country language study

      $600 covers a two week intensive "language sprint"

    • Depending on location, some missionary families homeschool while others use local or boarding schools. Funds ensure kids receive a good education while allowing missionaries to remain on the field.


      $1,000 covers a homeschool conference for a family

      $2,500 covers one year of homeschool curriculum and supplies

      $7,500 covers one year of international school

    • The challenging security situation across the world threatens the basic presence of missionaries. Security training equips missionaries and their families to live as safely as possible in some of the most dangerous areas of the world.


      $600 pays for satellite phones for emergency situations

      $5,800 covers security training for one missionary

    • There are 180 million people without access to any Scripture in their heart language, and another 1.5 billion only have portions of Scripture available in their language.


      $10 covers a Bible in local language

      $20 covers New Testaments in local languages

      $60 covers Bible study materials for a new believers class

    • Recordings and gospel films can bridge communication gaps and are easily transportable, especially in places where it's dangerous to publicly share the gospel or carry a printed Bible.


      $6 provides a USB with gospel in sign language

      $50 provides five evangelistic packets with gospel tract and DVD

      $3,000 covers the production of a gospel film in a new language

    • Reaching non-literate societies or the Deaf requires creativity to seek out methods that accurately present the life-changing gospel of Jesus.


      $2 provides a tube of Henna to illustrate five gospel stories

      $10 provides a USB for unreached Deaf peoples

      $350 provides a translation of one Bible story into sign language

    • Community outreach through the internet and social media joins the gospel conversation with the marketplace of ideas.


      $8 covers a Facebook "boost" to publicize an evangelism event

      $100 covers one-year website domain name renewal

      $500 covers a smart phone for producing promotional materials

    • Training national church planters in evangelism, discipleship, and biblical strategies is key to empowering more partners and bringing Christ's salvation to where it is most desperately needed.


      $25 provides discipleship and training of a national believer

      $55 covers two weeks' training for one house church leader

      $445 covers training, food, and travel for more than 90 pastors, leaders, and believers

    • National believers can often access more remote or restricted areas where outside missionaries aren't allowed.


      $500 covers travel and training to create gospel stories in an indigenous language

      $500 covers travel for a national believer to share the gospel in a neighboring restricted access country

      $800 provides a five-tier training event over five years for Muslim background believers

    • Gospel-centered learning resources in local languages effectively communicate truths and strategies, helping disciples make disciples


      $53 provides one week of training materials

      $500 provides leader training manuals for local believers

      $4,500 provides story books for 200 trainings

    • Helping bivocational pastors become self-sustaining ensures they can continue in ministry to their church while still providing for their families. This, in turn, strengthens house church networks.


      $317 provides a one-time micro-finance grant for a bivocational church planter

    • Agricultural projects provide entry to regions that are otherwise difficult to access with the gospel. At the same time, missionaries bring much-needed expertise to rural areas, and, often, marginalized people.


      $26 provides gardening tools and seed

      $230 provides two sheep for a family to start animal husbandry work

      $1,500 provides a large greenhouse for research, training, growing new seed varieties

    • Life changing opportunities can come in the form of learning new skills to those trapped in poverty. Learning a viable trade often means an escape from a life of exploitation.


      $36 provides a sewing teacher for a class of 15, two times a week

      $80 provides a sewing machine for a class

      $1,800 provides a sewing training station to teach self-sufficiency and entrepreneurial skills

    • Unreached communities can often be accessed through medical workers providing desperately needed healthcare in hard-to-reach places.


      $5 provides 20 clean syringes

      $28 provides a diabetes test kit and strips

      $300 covers the renewal fee for an IMB doctor's professional license

    • The modern refugee crisis provides unparalleled opportunities to meet the basic needs of individuals and families in biblically mandated mercy ministries while sharing the gospel.


      $1 provides one hot meal

      $10 provides a warm blanket

      $20 provides a hygiene kit

    WHO's YOUR ONE?

    We can also prioritize ministering to our neighbors, friends, coworkers, and family members. The awful reality of sickness and death often puts eternal matters in perspective. Make it a point to talk to the people you already know and love who need Christ as their Savior. Invite them to one of our in-person, socially-distant services, or watch an online service with them.

    JOIN THE MISSION