Sadly, Lottie Moon died at the age of 72 on December 24, 1912, on a ship coming back to America. She was deathly sick and weighed only around 50 pounds. Lottie spent her last days ministering to the people of China. She was a woman of radical obedience and cared deeply for God’s people.
Lottie’s legacy still lives on today. Her impact is celebrated not only for her contributions to missions in China but also for her role in inspiring ongoing support for international missions through the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. Her commitment to serving others and sharing the Christian faith continues to influence believers today.
It’s important that Lottie’s legacy and impact continue on today. Consider the ways you can help continue her impact of supporting foreign missions work.
Regularly pray for missionaries, their safety, well-being, and for their mission work. Pray for the communities they serve and for the challenges they may face. Pray with intention that missionaries will have open doors to share the love of Christ with the people around them. You can also pray by using the Week of Prayer guide.
Missionaries often rely on financial support from local churches and individuals to cover living expenses, travel costs, and any expenses related to their ministry work. By supporting missionaries through the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, ® you are giving missionaries the opportunity to impact the world for Christ.
Missionary Care Packages:
Sending a care package to a missionary is a wonderful way to support them and their work. There may be certain items that can be challenging for missionaries to obtain in the country they serve in, and including things like their favorite snacks, personal care items, or even small gifts can be a blessing to them. Be sure to check with the missionary for any specific restrictions or recommendations.
Reflect on your own obedience to God:
Lottie remains an example to us in obedience. What does it look like to be radically obedient to God in your own life? Is there somewhere God is calling you to serve?
There are opportunities everywhere for you to serve God and others. What needs do you see around you right now? What things are being brought to your attention as a way for you to serve God right where you are?
As we look at the life of Lottie, may we be inspired and convicted to look at our own lives. Are we influencing people around us in a way that is drawing them closer to Jesus?
Lottie’s life and legacy remain strong reminders to us to be brave and bold in sharing the Gospel. God may or may not call us overseas to serve, but nonetheless, He has a mission field for us. Like Lottie, are you willing to say yes to the assignment and mission God has for you?