In the month of December, churches across Oklahoma are getting creative in promoting the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions.
From a dessert auction at Anadarko, Bethel to a Lottie Moon Tea event at Oklahoma City, Quail Springs, Baptists of all ages are remembering the Southern Baptist missionary legend.
Bethel’s Facebook post said, “We surpassed our Lottie Moon Offering goal of $4,000 in a single day! Our Lottie Moon Dessert Auction and the morning LM offering combined for (more than) $4,500! Thank you to all who gave and all who are still planning to give! God is using Bethel Baptist Church, and we are so thankful. God bless you all.”
Mark Jones, children’s pastor at Quail Springs said of the Lottie Moon-themed Tea, “Our Mother/Daughter Christmas Tea was really special! Thank you (event organizer) Shelby Egender and WMU ladies! I was allowed to greet the lovely ladies (who gathered for this event)!”
At Inola, First, a church auction raised support toward the church’s $55,000 missions goal.
Jessica Sampler, wife of Inola, First Pastor Justin Sampler, said on social media, “The 2019 Lottie Moon Auction was a huge success and a lot of fun! 100% of the money raised will go to our International Mission Board. This is one of our highlights of the year with our church family. Everyone is so generous!” Sharing a video from the event, she added, “Watch this short video to see our incredible auctioneer (a 5th grader!).”
The WMU has provided all SBC churches with online resources to educate children about the life and role of Lottie Moon and the Offering for which she is named.
If you or your church creatively promoted the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions, share your photos with the Baptist Messenger at firstname.lastname@example.org.