Lottie Moon is the namesake of the international missions offering and has become something of a legend to Southern Baptists. In her time as a missionary to China (1873-1912), she was like today’s missionaries and labored tirelessly so her people group could know Jesus. The offering was named for Lottie Moon because throughout her career she wrote numerous letters home urging Southern Baptists to greater missions involvement and support. One of those letters triggered Southern Baptists’ first Christmas offering for international missions – enough to send three new missionaries to China.
This offering given by our church goes to the International Mission Board’s overseas budget, thus supporting our missionaries and their work.