December 1-8 will mark this year’s Week of Prayer highlighting missionaries of the International Mission Board (IMB). “Totally His” is both the theme and challenge of the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions this year.
This year Southern Baptists celebrated 125 years of annual giving to support international missionaries. More than $3.5 billion dollars have been given to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, whose namesake inspired the first collection of gifts in 1888 so the world might know Christ. Then, as now, every penny given to Lottie Moon supports missionaries as they share the gospel overseas.
Southern Baptist churches are invited to be fully committed to Christ by loving Him and others with the ultimate goal that every man, woman and child on earth can know His saving grace.
The Lottie Moon offering is not a give-a-few-bucks-on-Sunday morning, pray-every-now-and-then kind of challenge. This is an all-encompassing and giving of everything so people can know the love of Jesus.
Being “Totally His” means constantly going deeper to be Christ’s heart, hands and voice – individually, as a church and cooperatively as Southern Baptists working together to reach all the nations.
On IMB’s website, there are various stories on missionaries, their partners and U.S. churches that are committed to being “Totally His.” Read or watch them, be inspired by them, add your own to the mixture. Discover some resources that will help you and your church in this endeavor to be totally His.