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  • 2017-18 Lottie Moon offering nears $159 million

    by Julie McGowan, posted Friday, October 05, 2018 (12 days ago)

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    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- In the 100th anniversary since Southern Baptists named their global mission offering in honor of esteemed missionary Lottie Moon, churches gave $158.9 million to sustain their international missionaries worldwide -- the second-highest Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions ever received.

    "We praise the Lord and thank Southern Baptist churches who have again generously demonstrated their faithfulness in undergirding the spread of the gospel to the ends of the earth," said Clyde Meador, interim president of the International Mission Board. With the books on the offering closing Sept. 30, the 2017-18 Lottie Moon offering neared the national goal of $160 million. Read More

  • Platt underscores Lottie Moon's urgency for the Gospel

    by Ann Lovell, posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 (4 months ago)

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    DALLAS (BP) -- This year's Southern Baptist Convention marked the 100th anniversary of the naming of the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, International Mission Board President David Platt told more than 1,100 Southern Baptists at the IMB dinner June 11 at the SBC annual meeting in Dallas.

    Lottie Moon was a single female missionary who served with the Foreign Mission Board (now IMB) in China from 1873 until her death on Dec. 24, 1912, aboard a ship in the harbor of Kobe, Japan. She is among Southern Baptists' most well-known missionaries, thanks to the passionate letters she wrote to people back home advocating for more workers and more financial resources. Read More

  • Lottie Moon gifts $5M ahead of last year

    by Julie McGowan, posted Saturday, June 09, 2018 (4 months ago)

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    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- Southern Baptists' contributions to support international missions through the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering are 3.75 percent ahead of the May 2017 offering totals, according to a report by Rodney Freeman, IMB treasurer and vice president of support services.

    At the end of May, IMB had received $142,683,654 so far for the 2017-2018 campaign, which began Oct. 1 and ends Sept. 30. This total is $5,161,874 (3.75 percent) ahead of last year's LMCO receipts to support Southern Baptists' 3,551 international missionaries. Read More

  • SBC DIGEST: Charles Stanley succession plan at First Baptist Atlanta; SBC This Week's #MyLottieStory videos; Kay Coles James to address Rose Day pro-life rally

    by Christian Index, Baptist Messenger & BP Staff, posted Wednesday, December 13, 2017 (10 months ago)

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    ATLANTA (BP) -- First Baptist Church in Atlanta approved a succession plan presented by senior pastor Charles Stanley in both morning services on Dec. 10, formally naming the church's senior associate pastor, Anthony George, as Stanley's future successor.

    Although the succession plan does not include a fixed date, it does officially provide for the transition to George "at such time in the future, known only to God," when Stanley, 85, ceases to be First Baptist's senior pastor, according to a report in The Christian Index, newsjournal of the Georgia Baptist Convention. Read More

  • Church imparts a heart for missions to its young

    by Grace Thornton, posted Wednesday, December 06, 2017 (10 months ago)

    Photo courtesy of Mon-Aetna Baptist Church
    UNION, S.C. (BP) -- After Myra Middlebrook's mother died in 2010, she found some money her mom had tucked away -- and she knew exactly what it was.

    "I knew it was her Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for that year," Middlebrook said. "She put money away all year for missions. She always had."

    For the years that her mother worked, she squirrelled away a portion of her income in a jar each month. Then after she retired, she began a quilting business and gave a 10th of the profits to the annual offering, which goes to fund the work of International Mission Board missionaries overseas. Read More

  • Teen's witness continues with memorial gift to IMB

    by Margaret Colson, posted Thursday, October 26, 2017 (one year ago)

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    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- The Christian witness that Sarah Harmening shared in her short 17 years of life on this earth will continue to reverberate for eternity through a generous memorial gift presented by her family to the International Mission Board.

    The Alabama teen's parents, Karen and Scott Harmening -- along with their three other daughters, Katelyn, Kristen and Sophie -- presented a check for $91,120 to the IMB on Wednesday (Oct. 25).

    "This is what was donated and raised in honor of Sarah, her life and legacy. So we're excited to bring the check for $91,120, all for [the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions (LMCO)]," Scott said as he presented the check to David Platt, IMB president. Read More

  • Lottie Moon offering nears $153 million

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, June 07, 2017 (one year ago)

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    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- The 2016 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions reached its fourth highest total ever, closing at approximately $153 million, according to data released today (June 7) by the International Mission Board.

    The 2016 LMCO was down 7.7 percent from the previous year's record total, which was collected amid news the IMB was reducing its missionary and stateside personnel due to financial challenges. Read More

  • Platt: How giving in your church resounds God's glory

    by David Platt, posted Wednesday, November 30, 2016 (one year ago)

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    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- If you are reading this article, you are likely a part of one of more than 46,000 churches the International Mission Board partners with to spread the Gospel around the world, particularly among people who have never heard the Gospel.

    That's a pretty awesome thought: you and your church are joined with 46,000 other churches who say, "Together we want to get the Gospel to every person and group of people on the planet." And the primary way we do that together is by sending and supporting missionaries all over the world. Read More

  • Lottie Moon offering reaches $165.8 million

    by Julie McGowan, posted Tuesday, June 07, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- Southern Baptists provided resounding support through the 2015 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions.

    Finalized in early June, the 2015 Lottie Moon offering totaled $165.8 million -- the highest total in the 127-year history of the offering. The offering surpassed the previous all-time record of $154 million in 2013 by $11.8 million. The 2014 Lottie Moon offering totaled just over $153 million. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Does our missions rhetoric have substance?

    by Randy C. Davis, posted Friday, December 04, 2015 (2 years ago)

    Randy Davis, executive director of the Tennessee Baptist Convention, underscores the call of Lottie Moon, who asked: "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?" Read More