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WHY GIVE?
BECAUSE GOD DESERVES THE WORSHIP OF ALL PEOPLE!
And we — who are redeemed and made new in Christ — are compelled to proclaim the gospel, the only hope for the billions who have never heard of Jesus.

Simply put, your giving enables missionaries to be sent to multiply churches among unreached peoples and places for the glory of God.

BECAUSE YOU GAVE
Last year’s report:

1.75 million people heard a gospel witness
275,000 became new believers
14,000 new churches and 4,000 new groups were formed
21,000 leaders were trained to start new churches
444,263 nationals met in on-going Bible studies

YOUR GIVING SENDS MISSIONARIES

Gifts to the Lottie Moon offering provide 58 percent of IMB’s total budget, while the Cooperative Program provides 31 percent.

WHAT DOES IT COST TO SUPPORT A MISSIONARY?

The average salary for a single missionary is:

$51,400 a year (average as of February 2015)
$4,283 a month
$988 a week
$141 a day
Support includes housing, salary, children’s education, medical expenses, retirement and more

WHAT IS THIS YEAR’S GOAL?
The 2015 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering goal is $175 million. One hundred percent of your gifts support missionaries and their ministries.

http://www.imb.org/main/lottie-moon/details.asp?StoryID=13782#.VnWA14Q3DFI

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A personal note from a missionary’s mom:

   Because my son serves with his wife and sons on the mission field, I take the Lottie Moon Christmas offering very personally. No big surprise, right! But as most of you who read my blog know, our missionary organization has had to make some tough choices this year regarding its financial health. I applaud our leadership in their commitment to get their financial house in order so that they are a testimony of good stewardship with the funds with which they have been entrusted.

   As our sons and daughters serve on the mission field, there is much that make sharing the Good News about Jesus to the people they have been called to serve difficult: the political climate, cultural conflicts, climate conditions, anti-Christian religions, poverty, indifference, apathy, etc. Therefore, I plead with our churches, family, and friends of our missionaries to accept the challenge to give extra (prayerfully and financially) this year in support of the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. Considering the difficulties our missionaries face in making Jesus known to those they are serving, let’s make sure that lack of necessary funds to carry out their mission is not one of them. 

   We all have a responsibility to make Jesus known to the world. So shouldn’t all of us take the Lottie Moon Christmas offering personally?