Week of Prayer for North American Missions 2018

The Week of Prayer for North American Missions is nearly upon us! Starting on Sunday, March 4, 2018, Southern Baptists from all over will be specifically praying for various missionary efforts and the folks who oversee them here at home. From church planting to disaster relief and everything in-between, North American missionaries are continually on the lookout for ways to fulfill the Great Commission.

It may be difficult for some of us to think that missionary work needs to be done here at home. But as current trends of church decline and globalization of United States cities persist, missionary efforts here at home have perhaps never been needed more than they are now. In years past, to carry the message of Jesus Christ to different cultures and languages meant traveling the vast seas to parts unknown. Today, it means walking down the street to your neighbor's house! The world has come to our cities and states, and it's our job as believers to offer them a hand of friendship and the way of everlasting life through the life and love of Jesus.

We encourage you to lead your children's missions groups in prayer. We also encourage you to take part in missions efforts within your own community. Don't know how? Get in touch with your local director of missions or WMU in your home association. They'll point you in the right direction, guaranteed.

You can also participate in the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering to support North American missions endeavors all over the continent. This offering directly benefits folks who have answered the call to be the hands and feet of Christ here at home. Check out resources for this offering and much more at anniearmstrong.com. Use this website as you lead your church in prayer this week.

There are many ways you can get involved; all that's left for you to do is figure out what works best for you! Begin to think of the unique ways you and your children's missions group can pray and support the faithful spread of the gospel in North America.


Zachariah Seanor is the national consultant for Royal Ambassadors, Challengers, and Youth on Mission; husband to an amazing wife; and lover of the great outdoors. When he's not in the office writing blogs, he enjoys warm fires, cool summer nights, and long walks with his border collie, Nellie.


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