Lottie Moon Christmas Offering- and Bio

Southeast Texas Christmas Traditions 

The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

It’s the holiday season once again, and soon you’ll start hearing about the Lottie Moon Christmas offering in Southeast Texas Baptist Churches.

Those of us who have spent time in the Baptist church have had many opportunities to give to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.

Sometimes knowing a little more about Lottie Moon’s life makes it easier to give with a cheerful heart.

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I confess that I didn’t know much about Lottie Moon herself.

It is hard for me even today  to imagine committing an entire life time to foreign missions, particularly knowing in advance that I’d be somewhere full of   hardships in tiny faraway villages,  working with remote people groups, and spending decades without the conveniences of modern times: heat, electricity, indoor toilets.

Lottie Moon did all of these things- over a century ago.

Lottie Moon served in China in the turn of the 20th century. Can you imagine being a young, educated, single woman of a wealthy family in the U.S. before WWI getting on a boat and sailing to China to minister to people in a very foreign land?

The Reason for the Season is always on our minds down here in the Buckle on the Bible Belt, but Ms. Moon was truly in touch with the full depth of service a very long time ago.

Born December 12, 1840, Lottie Moon died in December 24, 1912.  She was a missionary to China in a time when China truly was the farthest end of the world.

Southern Baptists commit to an offering every December in honor of Moon. The money raised is given to international missionaries who have sacrificed the comforts of home to share the gospel and love of Christ, literally, around the world.

I know there are ample opportunities to donate during the holiday season in Southeast Texas, so if your budget is stretched you can still give by praying specifically for foreign missionaries.

You can teach your little ones about a very influential young woman who changed many, many lives. The Reason for the Season lives on through the work of Lottie Moon and those who follow in her footsteps.

The campaign can be summed up as: Lottie Moon Christmas Offering – BE His heart, His hands, His voice.

We hope this information has been helpful in preparing for your Southeast Texas holiday season.

Merry Christmas Southeast Texas.

We hope you have enjoyed today’s feature Southeast Texas Christmas Traditions – The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.

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First Baptist Church in Buna will be collecting for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering November 26 – January 7th.

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