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Why Support Missions with an Easter Offering?

March 27, 2024 |  By Eric Vess

Then [Jesus] said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, and said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance for the forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things.” Luke 24:44-48

Easter and missions are inextricably linked by these words of Jesus. Jesus is giving His disciples, then and now, a mind-opening lesson from the whole of Scripture so that we might understand our ongoing mission. When we celebrate Easter, we look back to Christ’s death and resurrection as the basis for our salvation. At the same time, we look out on a world in desperate need of His Gospel. However, if we worship the risen Christ on Easter and then do not take His Gospel to the nations, we can create a spiritual disconnect.


An Easter offering for missions is an appropriate, helpful, and timely way to connect our Resurrection celebrations with God’s heart for the nations.

At ANM, we make this connection simple in order to achieve the greatest impact. We focus on delivering the Good News of Jesus to people who have never had a chance to hear. With our network of 27,000 local missionaries in over 100 countries, we can help you make a difference in the world’s most challenging mission fields.


On a recent teaching mission to Nepal, our team prayed for two native missionaries.  They had suffered persecution for preaching the Gospel in their communities. Yet, despite severe opposition, they have not given up their call to reach the unreached in Nepal. They had come to the conference for encouragement and to share their stories. These two men are the faces for thousands of local missionaries that ANM is privileged to walk alongside for the global advancement of the Gospel.


In Matthew’’s telling of the Resurrection story, the women who discover the empty tomb are met by an angel.

But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and behold, he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him. See, I have told you.” Matthew 28:5-7

“Do not be afraid … Go quickly and tell …” The angel’s command remains true for us today. The two Nepali native missionaries experienced their own fear conquered by love, prayer, and the power of God’s Holy Spirit. We can stand with them and thousands like them as we give this Easter to send native missionaries to unreached people worldwide.

Give today to support native missionaries like the two Nepali missionaries we prayed for at the conference.

Photo provided by Chandra Nepali.