Will You Give? So Others Can Go?
Jesus says in Matthew 22:37-39:
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and most important command. The second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself” (HCSB).
These are exciting times all around the Greater Orlando Baptist Association and one of the wonderful opportunities we have as Southern Baptist is the chance to give to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions! We challenge our 237 churches and missions to give towards this cause of international missions. This is a opportunity for us to commit together to one amazing effort to fulfill the Great Commission around the world. It is a wonderful reminder that these international missionaries, just like our home missionaries, grew up in our churches. These servants of the Lord were nurtured within our churches; their faith was formed within our churches, and sent into the world from our churches.
This annual mission offering is not merely about money; it is about our calling and our commitment. Will you share Jesus with the world this Christmas season? Supporting the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions is about one person telling another person about Jesus.
DID YOU KNOW THAT ONE HUNDRED PERCENT OF THE OFFERING GOES TO OUR MISSIONARIES!
In 2013 Southern Baptists celebrated 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 overseas.
The goal for the 2013 offering is $175 million.
What and when is the Week of Prayer?
The Week of Prayer, Dec. 1-8, encourages churches to pray daily for the international missions work and missionaries the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering supports.
Who is featured during the Week of Prayer?
During 2013 Week of Prayer, your church will discover what it means to be totally His — and totally His heart, hands and voice. During Dec. 1-8, learn about missionaries who connect churches to people groups and churches serving as God’s hands to reach them, workers reflecting His heart in dangerous or lonely places and believers crossing oceans to be His voice.
Posted on Tue, December 10, 2013
by Tom Cheyney