Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Lottie Moon

"How many there are who imagine that because Jesus paid it all, they need pay nothing." ~ Lottie Moon

The above quote is one I found this year while reading about Lottie Moon, a missionary to China from 1873-1912. During her time as a missionary, Lottie wrote letters to the Women's Missionary Union  back in America, urging them to pray for missionaries, and to take up a special Christmas offering to help mission work all over the world. In 1918, the Women's Misisonary Union named this annual offering after the woman who encouraged them to start it. To read more about Lottie Moon and her life, you can go to the Southern Baptist's International Mission Board's Website.

I encourage you to take a moment and think about exactly what it means when we say, "Jesus paid it all." How much does your relationship with Jesus mean to you? Now, think about all the people all over the world who have never even heard the name Jesus. Pray about what you can give. Through your giving, the story of Jesus Christ can be shared where it's never been shared before.

Last year, I wrote a blog about something our family did to add to our International missions offering. Click the link below if you'd like to read it.

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

1 comment:

Totallyscrappy said...

Last year I worked at a Baptist school (an enjoyable experience) and they collected a Lotie Moon offering. I was impressed by the amount of the offering and I was asking about Lottie Moon. I knew she was a missionary, but I didn't realize the time period she lived or that she served in China.
When I get to Heaven there are so many people I will be visiting!