lottie moon
Each year we honor Lottie Moon during the international missions offering that is her namesake.  Lottie Moon was a missionary who served God faithfully for 39 years, sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with the people of northern China .  
She is the namesake of the international missions offering and has become something of a legend. But in her time Lottie was anything but an untouchable hero. In fact, she was like today’s missionaries. She was a hard-working, deep-loving Southern Baptist who labored tirelessly so her people group could know Jesus.
When she set sail for China , Lottie was 32 years old. She had turned down a marriage proposal and left her job, home and family to follow God’s lead. Her path wasn’t typical for an educated woman from a wealthy Southern family. But Lottie did not serve a typical God. He had gripped her with the Chinese peoples’ need for a Savior.
To learn more about Lottie Moon, please visit the International Mission Board website.