Posted on : Thursday March 20, 2014

AnnieArmstrongBALTIMORE—As part of the 2014 WMU Missions Celebration and Annual Meeting, to be held June 8–9 in Baltimore, Md., the Woman’s Missionary Union will host two historical tours, showcasing the mission efforts of Lottie Moon and Annie Armstrong. Moon and Armstrong are the namesakes of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Week of Prayer and Offering for the International and North American Missions, respectively.

On June 6–8, in the days preceding the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention, interested participants will travel from BWI airport to the International Mission Board’s International Learning Center (ILC) near Richmond, Va., where they will visit with and pray for missionaries as well as visit Lottie Moon’s homestead and other historical WMU sites in Virginia.

The cost, which includes two nights lodging and five meals, is $250. Transportation will be provided to the WMU Missions Celebration and Annual Meeting in Baltimore, which will begin on Sunday, June 8.

This missions celebration, to be held at the Sheraton Baltimore City Center Hotel, will feature a joint commissioning service for IMB and NAMB missionaries as well as a Monday afternoon tour of significant sites related to Annie Armstrong and her missions legacy.

The “Miss Annie” tour will trace the steps of WMU’s early years where Armstrong’s work began and will reveal the deep Baptist history in the area. Included in the tour are four historical sites related to Annie Armstrong: her home; site of her home church; her grave marker; and Woodbrook Baptist Church, formerly Eutaw Place Baptist church, which was Annie’s home church until her death.

The celebration, which also will include worship and dynamic testimonies of how God is working around the world, will be a culmination of a yearlong celebration of the 125th anniversary of WMU. The event is free, but advance registration is required to participate in the bus tour of Annie.

Registration for both Lottie Moon and Annie Armstrong tours is open on the WMU web site through May 15 or call WMU toll-free at 1-800- 968-7301, Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (CST). Anyone who wants to go on either tour is welcome, but space is limited.