October 4, 2007 Publishing Good News since 1884 Volume 124 Number 235

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How 2007 AAEO gifts will be used


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Last year (2006), receipts to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering(r) for North American Missions exceeded $57 million. This year's goal of $57 million will continue to help more than 5,300 missionaries, many of them jointly sponsored through partnerships with NAMB and state conventions.

Those missionaries start churches in rural and urban settings and reflect the ethnic and cultural composition of their communities. The missionaries also share the Gospel by focusing on evangelism and ministering to people's physical and spiritual needs in a variety of settings.

Here is an overview of how this year's receipts will be spent:

•75 percent ($42,750,000) Missionary Support
Health benefits
Missionary orientation
Ongoing missionary training expenses
•15 percent ($8,550,000) Church Planting Support
Rental of facilities
Promotional expenses
•10 percent ($5,700,000) Evangelism Support
Scripture distribution
Sports evangelism
Special evangelism events
Media campaigns