The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering is received throughout the month of December in churches across the U.S. Monies given to Lottie Moon provide direct financial support to IMB missionaries serving overseas--many of whom have come out of our church. Every penny given goes directly to the International Mission Board's overseas budget, supporting our missionaries and their work.
How To Give
Giving to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering is easy! Give during any service throughout the month of December using a Lottie Moon envelope (they are available from any usher.) You may also click below to give online to the "Lottie Moon Christmas Offering" donation fund.
Who was Lottie Moon?
Lottie Moon was a Southern Baptist Missionary who lived and worked in China for almost 40 years. As a way to earn the trust of the people and show her goodwill, Lottie Moon made tea cakes for the children in her village in China. Once the children ate the cookies, they would take Lottie to their homes where she would share the gospel with their mothers. Lottie Moon wrote lots of letters home asking Southern Baptists for support. One of those letters triggered the first Christmas offering for international missions – and it was enough to send three new missionaries to China. That’s why the offering is called, “The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.”
What is the impact of the money given?
4,903 missionaries are supported by the Lottie Moon Offering
It costs $51,000 per year to support a missionary. That is $140 a day, $981 a week, and $4250 a month.