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  • Church imparts a heart for missions to its young

    by Grace Thornton, posted Wednesday, December 06, 2017 (6 days ago)

    Photo courtesy of Mon-Aetna Baptist Church
    UNION, S.C. (BP) -- After Myra Middlebrook's mother died in 2010, she found some money her mom had tucked away -- and she knew exactly what it was.

    "I knew it was her Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for that year," Middlebrook said. "She put money away all year for missions. She always had."

    For the years that her mother worked, she squirrelled away a portion of her income in a jar each month. Then after she retired, she began a quilting business and gave a 10th of the profits to the annual offering, which goes to fund the work of International Mission Board missionaries overseas. Read More

  • Teen's witness continues with memorial gift to IMB

    by Margaret Colson, posted Thursday, October 26, 2017 (one month ago)

    Photo by Chris Carter/IMB
    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- The Christian witness that Sarah Harmening shared in her short 17 years of life on this earth will continue to reverberate for eternity through a generous memorial gift presented by her family to the International Mission Board.

    The Alabama teen's parents, Karen and Scott Harmening -- along with their three other daughters, Katelyn, Kristen and Sophie -- presented a check for $91,120 to the IMB on Wednesday (Oct. 25).

    "This is what was donated and raised in honor of Sarah, her life and legacy. So we're excited to bring the check for $91,120, all for [the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions (LMCO)]," Scott said as he presented the check to David Platt, IMB president. Read More

  • Lottie Moon offering nears $153 million

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, June 07, 2017 (6 months ago)

    IMB Photo
    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- The 2016 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions reached its fourth highest total ever, closing at approximately $153 million, according to data released today (June 7) by the International Mission Board.

    The 2016 LMCO was down 7.7 percent from the previous year's record total, which was collected amid news the IMB was reducing its missionary and stateside personnel due to financial challenges. Read More

  • Platt: How giving in your church resounds God's glory

    by David Platt, posted Wednesday, November 30, 2016 (one year ago)

    Photo by Roy M. Burroughs/IMB
    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- If you are reading this article, you are likely a part of one of more than 46,000 churches the International Mission Board partners with to spread the Gospel around the world, particularly among people who have never heard the Gospel.

    That's a pretty awesome thought: you and your church are joined with 46,000 other churches who say, "Together we want to get the Gospel to every person and group of people on the planet." And the primary way we do that together is by sending and supporting missionaries all over the world. Read More

  • Lottie Moon offering reaches $165.8 million

    by Julie McGowan, posted Tuesday, June 07, 2016 (one year ago)

    IMB Photo
    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- Southern Baptists provided resounding support through the 2015 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions.

    Finalized in early June, the 2015 Lottie Moon offering totaled $165.8 million -- the highest total in the 127-year history of the offering. The offering surpassed the previous all-time record of $154 million in 2013 by $11.8 million. The 2014 Lottie Moon offering totaled just over $153 million. Read More

  • Lottie Moon mission gifts top $153 million

    by Erich Bridges, posted Monday, June 08, 2015 (2 years ago)

    IMB PHOTO by Joanne Bradberry
    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- As they plan creative new ways to reach the lost, International Mission Board and Woman's Missionary Union leaders expressed gratitude to Southern Baptists for the generous support churches gave to the 2014 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions.

    Finalized in early June, the 2014 Lottie Moon offering totaled $153,002,394.13 -- the second-highest total in the 126-year history of the offering. Read More

  • Pastors see need amid culture of ritual sacrifice

    by Rolan Way, posted Friday, January 02, 2015 (2 years ago)

    SOUTH ASIA (BP) -- A group of Southern Baptist pastors squeezed their way into a small area with crowds of Hindu faithful to watch the ritual slaughter of goats at the Kali temple in Kolkata, India. Those with cameras were swatted with batons by temple security guards adamant the group not capture images of the beheadings. Read More

  • VIDEOS: Missionaries thankful #becauseyougive

    by Staff, posted Tuesday, December 23, 2014 (2 years ago)

    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- It was a simple concept -- write one thing that happened because Southern Baptists give to international missions.

    Missionaries in various regions of Africa, Asia and Europe wrote on chalkboards, spoke via video or audio or posted to #becauseyougive on Twitter to record their "thank you" for support they receive from the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions. Read More

  • MISSIONS: Give your money to His vision

    by Frank S. Page, posted Tuesday, December 23, 2014 (2 years ago)

    Do we vote our convictions with our pocketbooks? Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee President Frank Page exhorts us to teach our children what matters most by giving our biggest gifts to support God's eternal vision expressed in Acts 1:8. Read More

  • Family carries on businessman's missions giving legacy

    by Marie Curtis, posted Tuesday, December 23, 2014 (2 years ago)

    IMB photo by Chris Carter
    SALINAS, Calif. (BP) -- Francis Murphy understood something important: Most people like tomatoes, in some form. They like them on hamburgers, in salads and with tacos. Whole, sliced or chunked, people want tomatoes, and Francis learned how to provide them year-round. Read More