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A Heart for the Nations

by Mary Criner on November 29, 2018

Refugees in Europe. International students in London. Grieving mothers in Nepal.  Muslims in Russia. These are just a few of the people and places that are being reached with the Gospel because of your gifts to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.

This special Christmas offering began because of a missionary’s fiery passion for the lost. Lottie Moon served on the farmlands of East Asia in the nineteenth century, and devoted her life to the people there. While overseas, she often wrote letters to the American church urging them to see the importance of international missionary work; to send and support more workers for the sake of the Gospel.

Lottie’s passion for spreading the Good News has spurred Southern Baptists to engage in international missions like never before! 100% of gifts to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering funds International Mission Board (IMB) missionaries who are making disciples and multiplying churches among unreached people and places.

Your sacrificial giving last year helped 811 people groups hear the Gospel–many for the first time. From those who heard the name of Jesus, 46,495 have become believers and 12,005 new churches have been established. And that is just from last year. Imagine the impact we can have this year!

You can hear incredible stories of how God is moving in the lives of people all over the world at imb.org. You will also find resources for the 2018 Week of Prayer for International Missions (Dec. 2-9).

Just as Lottie urged the Church of her day to see the importance of sharing Christ, we also need to ask God to reveal his heart for the nations. As you prayerfully consider giving to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, spend time interceding on the behalf of IMB missionaries and the people groups they are serving.

The LMCO giving goal for Quail Springs Baptist Church is $225,000. Give online or use an envelope and place in the offering plate or drop off at the church office.


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