You might be glad Christmas is over, but God is saddened by the billions who did not celebrate His Son's birthday. Evangelism and missions is the plan and purpose of God's people. Lottie Moon is important because she reminds us there's unfinished work. Here's three reasons why Lottie Moon is a must:
The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions should be THE priority special focus offering of Southern Baptist churches. Taking the Gospel to the nations is a command directly from our Lord. Giving is one of the best ways of reaching the nations. Our church is approaching our all-time record for Lottie Moon: $3,367 (set in 2009). The best gift we'll ever give is the gift of Jesus. Lottie Moon provides a platform that 100% of the gifts are used overseas. There is no greatly privilege for a pastor or WMU director to encourage their church to give to Lottie Moon.
Lottie Moon reminds us that God has chosen to share His Son via humans. We have no idea why God chose sinners as His messengers, but He did. If Christians ceased sharing the Good News, lost people would not hear and believe. Christians should be able to share their testimony and tell a lost person how to be saved.
Lottie Moon is an example we desperately need today. Lottie Moon left her home in Virginia in 1873 and served 39 years in China telling people about Jesus. She never married, yet was totally His. She became sick and passed away in the Japanese harbor of Kobe on December 24, 1912. She was 72 years old. She lived a selfless life, giving all to the Lord.