Lottie Moon Christmas Offering Resources

Yesterday, we linked to a Lottie Moon testimony from two of our SEBTS students serving in South Asia. Today, we’re following up by pointing you to some helpful resources related to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering (LMCO). Remember that the 2012 goal is $175 million. 100% of the LMCO goes toward supporting Southern Baptist missionaries who are proclaiming the gospel among unreached and underserved peoples all over the globe.

If you want to see a variety of LMCO resources provided by the International Mission Board, check out this website.

If you want to learn more about the LMCO, including suggested ideas for promoting the offering in your local church, check out this website.

If you want to read a short online biography of Lottie Moon, check out this one on the IMB website. The Wikipedia entry is also helpful.

If you want to hear a biographical sermon on the life of Lottie Moon, we’d recommend Danny Akin’s sermon “The Power of a Consecrated Life Lived Out in the Ministry of Lottie Moon” from Romans 12:1. You can listen to the audio, read the manuscript, or download the outline at DanielAkin.com.

If you want to read a revised version of Akin’s sermon manuscript in book form, take a look at chapter four of his book Ten Who Changed the World (B&H, 2012). This is a great collection of published biographical sermons on ten influential evangelical missionaries.

If you want to read a book-length biography of Lottie Moon, you’re best bet is Catherine Allen’s The New Lottie Moon Story, 2nd ed. (WMU, 1997). The book is out of print, but used copies are widely available. Avoid the more scholarly studies published in recent years, most of which are exercises in speculative feminism.

If you want to read some Lottie Moon’s letters and shorter writings, take a look at Send the Light: Lottie Moon’s Letters and Other Writings (Mercer University Press, 2002), edited by Southeastern’s own Keith Harper.

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A Lottie Moon Testimony from South Asia

The Missions at Southeastern blog has just posted an encouraging video from two of our students serving in South Asia. We would encourage you to go their website and watch the video.


These students are supported by the Cooperative Program and by the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. Our national goal for the LMCO this year is $175 million. We would urge all Southern Baptists to give sacrificially to the LMCO during this Christmas season. 100% of your money goes toward supporting missionaries like Matt and Heather who are making Jesus famous among unreached and underserved people groups all over the globe.

If you want to learn more about our master of divinity in international church planting, where students spend two years at SEBTS and then finish their degree while laboring in a foreign mission field, then check out this FAQ page or email the staff at the Center for Great Commission Studies.


Follow the Southeastern Mission Team in Guyana

You may not know this, but the Center for Great Commission Studies at Southeastern maintains its own blog, Missions at Southeastern. This week, a group of SEBTS students and professors are proclaiming Christ on a mission trip to Guyana, a small nation of about 770,000 people in the northeast corner of South America. Guyana is a harvest field where about 150,000 people claim to be evangelical Christians, mostly Pentecostals. Nevertheless, about 40% of the population are Hindu, Muslim, or irreligious.

The mission team will be posting periodic blog updates during their trip. We hope you’ll check out Missions at Southeastern, follow the mission team’s activities, and pray for them while they share the good news in South America.