"For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died." --2 Corinthians 5:14
December 3-10, 2017
Offering Goal: $160 million
The 2017 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering® is named after Lottie Moon, who was a missionary to China. Lottie Moon was a woman passionate about reaching people for Jesus' name. She served 39 years in China, and while some rejected her, through baked cookies she reached out to and was accepted by many. Lottie Moon did not just live in China, China became her home. She took on the dress and appearance of the Chinese, and was able to identify with the people because of this. She wrote letters home to Southern Baptists urging them to become more involved in missions. Her letters began the pattern of giving to international missions, and with the first offering, three new missionaries left for China. Her life was one dedicated to the furtherance of the Gospel, and through it, many people came to know Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Today the offering is still used to further the Gospel by funding international missionaries.
"Why should we not ... do something that will prove that we are really in earnest in claiming to be followers of Him who, though He was rich, for our sake became poor?"
Lottie Moon, Sept. 15, 1887, Tungchow