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North American missions boosted by record offering

TALLADEGA, Ala. (BP)--Southern Baptists' gifts to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions exceeded the national goal for the second consecutive year, with $59.3 million received, the most ever in the history of the offering.       Geoff Hammond, president of the North American Mission Board, shared the news with national and state leaders Woman's Missionary Union leaders at their mid-January board meeting at Shocco Springs Baptist Conference Center in Talladega, Ala.       Hammond noted that WMU is a valued partner in the work of reaching North America. "We cannot do our work without partners. We can't send missionaries without our partners."       Presenting a large thank you board signed by NAMB staff, trustees and missionaries, Hammond said, "We have gratitude to God for your hard work in getting the word out and teaching people about North American missions. Once again, we had the highest Annie Armstrong Easter Offering in the history of the North American Mission Board. Praise the Lord!"       In reaching the $59.3 million record, Southern Baptists exceeded the offering's 2007 goal of $57 million by $2.3 million.

A Day with Annie Armstrong

Dear Brother, I wish with this letter I might send you a large palm-leaf and a very attractive pitcher of iced lemonade, for I think if you had these, you might have more patience to consider the numerous items which I will now have to present to you, but as these comforts, or rather necessities […]

10/15/97 Following in Jesus’ footsteps becomes father-son tradition

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP)–Philip Vandercook’s first birthday was a family affair years ago. There were toys, cards and the traditional birthday cake. But the “Happy Birthday” chorus wasn’t sung around a dining room table. It was sung on board a cargo ship docked in the port of New Orleans. Along with his parents were “extended” family […]