Southern Baptist's gave $149.3 million to the 2012 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions. It surpassed the
previous year’s offering of $146.8 million by more than $2.4 million and marked the third-highest amount given in the
offering’s 124-year history.
In 2013 Southern Baptists celebrate 125 years of annual giving to support international missionaries. More than 3.5 billion
has been given to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, whose namesake inspired the first collection of gifts in 1888 so the
world might know Christ. Then, as now, every penny you give to Lottie Moon supports missionaries as they share the Gospel
Lottie Moon was a hard-working, deep-loving Southern Baptist who labored tirelessly so her people group could know
Jesus. Throughout her career, Lottie Moon wrote numerous letters home, urging Southern Baptists to greater missions
involvement and support. One of those letters triggered Southern Baptists' first Christmas offering for international
missions - enough to send three new missionaries to China.
See testomonials on their website at Internation Mission Board.