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  • Record AAEO, new VPs top NAMB agenda

    October 5 2018 by Mike Ebert, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Record AAEO, new VPs top NAMB agenda

    North American Mission Board (NAMB) trustees meeting Oct. 1-2 in New York City were the first to hear that Southern Baptists gave an all-time record high to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions in 2018. Kevin Ezell, NAMB’s president, announced the record $61.1 million offering to the group Monday evening (Oct. 1).

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  • Annie Armstrong Easter Offering tops $61 million

    October 4 2018 by Brandon Elrod, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Annie Armstrong Easter Offering tops $61 million

    Kevin Ezell, president of the North American Mission Board (NAMB), announced to trustees during their meeting that the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions broke the $60 million mark for the first time ever in 2018, with Southern Baptists giving $6-1.1 million.

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  • 2016 Annie Armstrong giving 2nd highest ever

    October 13 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    2016 Annie Armstrong giving 2nd highest ever

    The nearly $59 million given to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering in 2016 ranks second highest in the offering’s history, the North American Mission Board announced. Southern Baptists gave $58,860,553 in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30 to the offering named for noted missionary Annie Armstrong, second only to the $59,463,281 given in 2007.

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  • Church aims to be fort in the nation’s capital

    March 22 2016 by Jim Burton, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Church aims to be fort in the nation’s capital

    Waterfront Church, in Washington D.C., launched August 10, 2014, at the Courtyard Marriott Navy Yard. By Easter Sunday 2015, Waterfront Church had 150 in attendance. Pastor Zach Randles was able to plant this church because of the generous support of Southern Baptists through the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering.

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  • Once backslidden, Sanchez plants church in downtown San Diego

    Manny Sanchez his wife, Jennifer, their four children and a core group from Shadow Mountain Community Church, with the help of the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering, have planted Catalyst Church in downtown San Diego–a place that has seen an estimated 10 church plants start and fail in the last five years.

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  • Couple offers Remedy in Portland

    February 23 2016 by Jim Burton, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Couple offers Remedy in Portland

    When Josh Carter and his family migrated 2,700 miles from East Tennessee to Portland, Oregon, he found his people – mountain people. The move was out of obedience to God’s call on the family. His church plant is funded in part, through the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering® and the Cooperative Program.

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  • After ‘Jonah experience,’ church planter engages New Orleans area

    Pastor for Send North America: New Orleans, Ryan Rice, has worked to plant a church in post-Katrina New Orleans. New to Southern Baptist life, Rice has quickly grown to appreciate the financial support he’s receiving through the Cooperative Program and the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering.

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  • Unlikely Delaware church planter prays, receives unusual fruit

    March 24 2015 by Jim Burton, North American Mission Board | with 0 comments
    Unlikely Delaware church planter prays, receives unusual fruit

    While the Lashey family had family ties to Delaware, Mark Lashey had no desire to live in a land without sweet tea and Southern biscuits. The weather also had its disadvantages. But when he began praying for the people as he ran, God began to develop a love within him for the people in his community.

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  • Nater follows God’s roadshow for church planting

    March 5 2014 by Sara Shelton, NAMB/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Nater follows God’s roadshow for church planting

    Jose Nater is one of six missionaries featured this year in the North American Mission Board’s 2014 promotion of the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering. He pastors three Spanish-language church plants on the eastern shore of Maryland.

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  • Church planter embraces legacy he once tried to escape

    February 24 2014 by Joe Conway, North American Mission Board | with 0 comments
    Church planter embraces legacy he once tried to escape

    Patrick Coats was raised by his grandfather, the first African-American pastor to affiliate with the Florida Baptist Convention in 1968. While in a rebellious run in his life, Patrick Coats remained involved in church leadership, and he had no desire to be a pastor until 2005 when his uncle threw him into the pulpit.

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  • L.A. planter thanks Baptist ‘heroes’

    February 12 2014 by Tobin Perry, North American Mission Board | with 0 comments
    L.A. planter thanks Baptist ‘heroes’

    North American missionary in Southern California, Ara Torosian, is one of six missionaries featured this year by the North American Mission Board as part of its 2014 Annie Armstrong Easter Offering promotion. He serves in Los Angeles, which is one of 32 Send North America cities NAMB…

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  • New perspectives motivate Epic church to ministry

    February 28 2013 by Joe Conway, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    New perspectives motivate Epic church to ministry

    There are more affluent places in the United States than San Francisco, but not many. Living in that environment can numb people to need. Ben Pilgreen knows God is in the perspective-changing business.

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  • Goombis minister on four Kansas reservations

    March 3 2009 by Mickey Noah, NAMB | with 0 comments

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — Daniel Goombi is a full-blooded Native American, a member of the Kiowa-Apache Indian tribe, originally nomads who left Canada to settle in Oklahoma. Daniel is proud of his heritage, culture and tradition. “I am a Kiowa-Apache and I do live in a tepee,” admits Goombi with a tongue-in-cheek grin.

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  • Al Fernandez ‘God-made’ to serve in Miami

    March 2 2009 by Mickey Noah, NAMB | with 0 comments

    Director of the Florida Baptist Convention’s “Urban Impact Ministries” in Miami, Fernandez is one of some 5,500 missionaries in the United States, Canada and their territories supported by the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering® for North American Missions.

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  • Annie Armstrong gifts top $58 million in 2008

    January 14 2009 by Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    Southern Baptists contributed more than $58 million to the annual Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American missions in 2008 — 98 percent of the 2007 total, according to North American Mission Board President Geoff Hammond.

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