About the offering


Thank you Southern Baptists! You gave $149.3 million to the 2012 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions. It surpassed the previous year’s offering of $146.8 million by more than $2.4 million and marked the third-highest amount given in the offering’s 124-year history. Read more about the 2012 offering.

In 2013 Southern Baptists celebrate 125 years of annual giving to support international missionaries. More than 3.5 billion has 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 you give to Lottie Moon supports missionaries as they share the Gospel overseas. 

Learn more about how your church funds Southern Baptist missions.

Looking for stories to promote the offering?
See what Southern Baptist leaders have to say about the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.
  • Tom Elliff, International Mission Board president
  • Wanda S. Lee, Woman's Missionary Union executive director/treasurer
  • Kevin Ezell, president of the North American Mission Board
  • Frank S. Page, president and chief executive officer Executive, Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention