Our annual Lottie Moon Christmas offering will officially kick off on Sunday, November 19. This offering goes to support our international missionaries, like Luke and Patty Tolbert, who are serving in the name of Christ in Latvia.
Who was Lottie Moon? She was born in 1850 and became a Christian in college at the age of 18. Lottie went on to become one of the first women in the South to receive a master’s degree. Then at the age of 32 years old, she left a marriage proposal, her job, her family, and her home for missions work in China. For the next 39 years, Lottie labored tirelessly to share the love of Christ with the people of China by learning their culture, language, and customs. Through her relentless love for the people, many came to know the good news of the gospel.
Lottie once wrote to the International Mission Board (then known as the Foreign Mission Board), “Please say to the [new] missionaries they are coming to a life of hardship, responsibility and constant self-denial.” She knew first-hand the cost of fulfilling the Great Commission, but until her death at the age of 72, she was unyielding and uncompromising in her advocacy for the funding and sending of missionaries to the ends of the earth.
Help us support international missions by making our Lottie Moon Christmas Offering the largest gift you give this Christmas. Through your donation, we can make an impact on lostness around the world!
You can find out more at imb.org/lmco.