For Southern Baptists, Christmas season and missions are inextricably linked by the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions. In short, the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering is the major funding source for our overseas missions effort as Southern Baptists.
“Is not the festive season when families and friends exchange gifts in memory of The Gift laid on the altar of the world for the redemption of the human race, the most appropriate time to consecrate a portion from abounding riches and scant poverty to send forth the good tidings of great joy into all the earth?”
As we enter the month of December, we will join with other Southern Baptists in a season of giving specific for international missions.
Please join me in giving to this year’s offering. Our church’s goal is $150,000.
As you think about giving, let me suggest to you some specific ways that your gift helps.
The IMB has reported that in just one year:
- 811 people groups have been engaged with the Gospel
- 108,714 new believers have come to faith in Christ
- 14,817 pastors have been trained in other nations
- 005 new churches have been planted
Since 1845 The International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention has had one goal: “Take the gospel of Jesus to the lost people of the world.”
Be a part this year of this incredible endeavor.