As followers of Christ, we are called to give of the blessings we have received to bless others. When we give to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, we are helping send and support our missionaries who share Christ’s love with the lost and hurting.
How does my giving make an impact?
When our church partners with IMB and gives to the Lottie Moon offering, missionaries are able to share the gospel with unreached people groups, train believers to start new churches, assist in the planting of new churches, show Christ’s love to those in distress, and, most importantly, work to spread the kingdom of God.
According to IMB’s 2013 Annual Statistical Report, our missionaries shared the gospel with 1.7 million people, trained 23,000 nationals to start new churches and helped plant 6,200 churches. While those statistics are exciting, there are still 4 billion people who remain lost. More giving will allow IMB to send more missionaries so that more people are reached for Christ!
One hundred percent of the offering is used in this one sacred effort.
How much should I give?
The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering goal for this year is $175 million. This goal is based on real needs as we Southern Baptists work together to reach the remaining peoples for Christ. When the Lord calls us to give, He knows how much we are able to give – and what He wants is a gift given from a joyful heart.
How can I pray?
Paul tells us in Romans 10:1, “Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God concerning them is for their salvation” (HCSB). We can commit to pray for specific people groups named at imb.org/one. We can pray for our Southern Baptist missionaries who are sharing the Good News with the lost and being a light in the world. And we can pray for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, that we Southern Baptists will continue supporting our missionaries sent from our churches – and give even more to send more waiting to answer God’s call.
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Severns Valley’s goal is $80,000. Would you consider giving from a joyful heart to the Lottie Moon Christmas offering?
Posted on Tue, November 25, 2014
by Jeff Wilson