Lottie Moon Christmas Offering: International Missions
Every December, we join thousands of Southern Baptist Churches in collecting a special offering to support our Southern Baptist mission efforts throughout the world.
Please ask God to help you and your family discern what He would have you contribute. We CAN make a difference!
His Heart, His hands, His voice - I am Southern Baptist missions
As followers of Jesus, we - the Church - are called to be the body of Christ. We are His heart, His hands and His voice in the midst of a world filled with unreached peoples. We are part of the task to fulfill the Great Commission. And although we Southern Baptists have been praying, giving and going for 160 years, the task is far from finished.
Now is the time to take a fresh look at the challenges ahead and be ready to finish the task of reaching all peoples. Today, 6,744 people groups are considered unreached (less than 2 percent profess a personal relationship with Jesus Christ; as reported April 2011). 3,789 people groups are not engaged at all with the Gospel (as reported April 2011). 1.5 billion Muslims make up 22 percent of the world's population.
Thanks to our gifts, around 5,000 Southern Baptist missionaries are serving overseas. Last year, those missionaries reported 360,876 baptisms and 29,237 new churches! There is much work to be done. With more than 45,000 churches in the Southern Baptist Convention, the task is doable, but it will take all of us - starting with FBC!