The first offering among Southern Baptist Churches to benefit mission work in the United States was taken in 1895. At that time Baptist women, through the Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU), determined to collect an offering of $5,000 for the work of the Home Missions Board (now known as North American Mission Board). They exceeded their goal and determined to collect an offering each year and name that offering after missions’ advocate/WMU leader Annie Armstrong. Every dollar of this offering goes to missionaries and their work in the United States and Canada. Forty-nine percent (49%) of NAMB's budget comes from the Annie Armstrong Offering with the remainder coming from the Cooperative Program and other sources. The money we give through the World Mission Offering will be sent to NAMB, and will be used to support church planters and missionaries as they engage lost populations in the US and Canada.