Yesterday, we linked to a Lottie Moon testimony from two of our SEBTS students serving in South Asia. Today, we’re following up by pointing you to some helpful resources related to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering (LMCO). Remember that the 2012 goal is $175 million. 100% of the LMCO goes toward supporting Southern Baptist missionaries who are proclaiming the gospel among unreached and underserved peoples all over the globe.
If you want to see a variety of LMCO resources provided by the International Mission Board, check out this website.
If you want to learn more about the LMCO, including suggested ideas for promoting the offering in your local church, check out this website.
If you want to hear a biographical sermon on the life of Lottie Moon, we’d recommend Danny Akin’s sermon “The Power of a Consecrated Life Lived Out in the Ministry of Lottie Moon” from Romans 12:1. You can listen to the audio, read the manuscript, or download the outline at DanielAkin.com.
If you want to read a revised version of Akin’s sermon manuscript in book form, take a look at chapter four of his book Ten Who Changed the World (B&H, 2012). This is a great collection of published biographical sermons on ten influential evangelical missionaries.
If you want to read a book-length biography of Lottie Moon, you’re best bet is Catherine Allen’s The New Lottie Moon Story, 2nd ed. (WMU, 1997). The book is out of print, but used copies are widely available. Avoid the more scholarly studies published in recent years, most of which are exercises in speculative feminism.
If you want to read some Lottie Moon’s letters and shorter writings, take a look at Send the Light: Lottie Moon’s Letters and Other Writings (Mercer University Press, 2002), edited by Southeastern’s own Keith Harper.