SBC Lottie Moon Offering for Missions Expected to Break Records

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    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (BP)--International Mission Board trustees rejoiced during their March 19-21 meeting in Memphis, Tenn., that the 2006 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering is projected to exceed the goal of $150 million, which would be a record.
    Trustees appointed 49 missionaries, affirmed evidence of greater Southern Baptist involvement in the West Africa region and heard a challenge to embrace change to reach the world’s unengaged peoples.
    David Steverson, vice president of finance and treasurer for the International Mission Board, reported the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering is projected to exceed the $150 million national goal for 2006. A final report will be released after the May 31 close-out date for the offering receipts.
    Steverson expressed thanks to Southern Baptists for their sacrificial giving and growing passion for sharing the Gospel with unreached people groups through the offering.
    In 1888, a the first offering of $3,315.26 funded three missionaries’ work alongside Lottie Moon, he recalled. Today, the offering -- named for Moon -- continues to help send and support missionaries to reach all peoples for Christ. Visit www.bpnews.net to read the rest of the article.
     
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    Praise God that so many will be sent! Who will go next? Me? You?
     
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    Just got back from Nigeria in January. Going to Amsterdam in June if the Lord provides the finances!:praying:
     
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    Awesome BB! My wife has been aching to return to Cambodia and reacquaint herself with her "family" over there. Since I'm about to leave my ministry position in the next month (in order to move back to Texas and finish our degrees), after that we could very well end up in Cambodia for an extended 1 or 2 year stay. While she would teach in the schools (health and hygiene mostly), I would probably be building water storage and purification tanks and digging wells. Much different than my current job as a music pastor!!
     

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