What is the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering?
The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering® is an annual offering collected by believers around the world to support international missions. The offering was officially named in 1918 by Woman’s Missionary Union in honor of the missionary to China who urged churches to start it and give sacrificially. This offering is unique from other mission offerings in that 100% of gifts provide for missionaries all over the world. It is a valuable part of Southern Baptists' 175-year history of reaching the nations with the gospel and vital to reaching the vision of a multitude from every language, people, tribe and nation knowing and worshiping our Lord Jesus Christ (Revelation 7:9).
Each day in the Week of Prayer brochure match up with videos listed below.
Day One: Missions On and Off the Street
IMB missionary Kristen Lowry and the staff at Naivasha Children’s Shelter are rescuing and rehabilitating boys living on the streets of Kenya. Once rejected by society, boys are hearing they are loved, and they are learning they have a future and a purpose.
Day Three: Medical Missions Leads to Church Planting
Medicine provides a means of sharing the gospel with people in Thailand. By hosting mobile medical clinics, IMB missionaries, national partners and healthcare volunteers from the U.S. can share about the healing that Christ brings.
Day Five: Remembering Lives Taken
Stories of the persecuted church never seem to cease. What can we do? How do we respond?
Day Seven: Committing to Reaching the Unreached
Ministry among an unreached people group in South Asia is difficult, and it’s often slow. God is using a growing number of new Christians to shine as bright lights in their communities. IMB workers say the harvest is plentiful in their area of South Asia, but the workers are few.
Day Two: Gospel Fills the Airwaves
How do you find people who are seeking God? In Croatia, a nation of four million, finding people who are interested in the gospel can be challenging. Many Croatians are hearing the gospel for the first time through a radio program hosted by IMB missionaries.
Day Four: Hard-to-Reach in the Amazon Basin
IMB missionaries and national partners in the Americas are working to reach the remnant—hidden people who have no gospel witness. Reaching these widely dispersed people is no easy feat, but that doesn’t stop indigenous Christians and IMB missionaries from taking the gospel deep into the jungle.
Day Six: Bringing the Hope of the Gospel to Italy
For this IMB missionary family, serving in Italy is not just a calling—it’s living life as an incarnational witness among people who they love and call family. Charlie and Shannon Worthy and their children embraced Italian culture, and they are seeing Italians embrace Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
Day Eight: Together
For 175 years, Southern Baptists have unwaveringly proclaimed the gospel in the midst of wars, disasters, plagues, economic downturns and political upheaval. God continues to use Southern Baptists to share the gospel with a world in need of a Savior. We’re in this together.