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Annie offering reaches $56.5 million

 

TALLADEGA, Ala. (BP) — Southern Baptists gave $56.5 million in 2009 to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions. The amount was 2.7 percent (or $1.5 million) off the previous year’s giving mark and $8.5 million below the goal of $65 million.

Richard Harris, interim president of the North American Mission Board, shared the total in an address to the Woman’s Missionary Union board of trustees at the Shocco Springs Baptist Conference Center in Talladega, Ala.

The $56.5 million received in 2009 is the fourth-largest total in the offering’s history.

The goal for the 2010 Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions is $70 million.