Lottie Moon

The Story of Lottie Moon

Well over 100 years ago, a single missionary named Lottie Moon, while serving in China, began writing letters challenging the American church to send and support more workers to go there.  Charlotte “Lottie” Moon died on Christmas Eve 1912 aboard ship in Kobe, Japan. She went to her Lord she so faithfully served. After her death on the field, her challenge was heeded in the formalization of an offering in her name.

In 1918, Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) named the annual Christmas offering for international missions after the woman who had urged them to start it.

Even if you’re not a Southern Baptist who has given to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, her life is a reminder of why we must give to send and support missionaries serving among unreached peoples in unreached places. Learn more…

Your Gifts Transform Lives

Because you and your church give to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, IMB missionaries can take the gospel to unreached peoples around the world. Every dollar you give makes a difference, because 100% of the money collected goes to the work of reaching every nation.


How to Give

In the “Designated Gifts” section of our giving page, choose “World Missions” and type “Lottie Moon” to make sure your gift is designated to this important offering.

Give Now

To learn more about Lottie Moon and the Week of Prayer, visit https://www.imb.org/lottie-moon-christmas-offering.