The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering theme this year is “Every Church, Every Nation.” The International Mission Board of the SBC reports over 2.8 billion people who have little or no access to the Gospel. Your prayers and gifts to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering are a tremendous support and blessing in getting His Message out to the nations. Our Lottie Moon national goal is $160 million. The Arkansas goal is $6 million.
Through the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, you and your church:
• Support over 3,692 missionaries (July 2018)
• Enable disciples to be made and churches to be multiplied around the world
• Help reach out to the 3,200 Unreached people groups that are not currently engaged
The IMB report from 2016 reports 45,256 people were baptized overseas; 30,815 overseas churches; with 4,550 new church starts
Thank you for encouraging your church to give to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. Every penny given to this offering is used to support Southern Baptist missionaries as they share the hope and grace we have in Jesus Christ. Southern Baptists have been a world leader in sending and supporting missionaries who are sharing the Gospel. But we know the need for more workers and the funds to sustain them on the field is an enormous task, and we must be involved more now than ever. Thank you, also, for praying for our missionaries, showing the videos to your church family, and allowing missions to be personal.
Your church should have received your materials for you to use in leading your church to observe the Week of Prayer for International Missions (December 2-9, 2018) and Lottie Moon Christmas Offering by the middle of October. The quantities you received are based on your church’s reported worship attendance. If you need additional materials, please contact the Missions Team at 501-376-4791, ext. 5137 or 800.838.2272, ext. 5137. We will be glad to provide what you need.
Your pastor and church leaders also should have already received a packet of information and DVD from the International Mission Board. If you did not receive this packet, please call the IMB at 800-999-3113 to receive one. Additional resources are also available online at www.imb.org. I encourage you to take advantage of these resources to lead your church in discovering how to be a part of the Great Commission task!
Thank you for leading your church to reach the nations for HIM!