Who is Lottie?

Lottie Moon – the namesake of Southern Baptists’ international missions offering – has become a legend. But in her time Lottie was anything but an untouchable hero. In fact, she was like today's missionaries. She labored tirelessly so her people group could know Jesus.

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Missionary life of Lottie Moon

Lottie quotables

"Why should we not ... do something that will prove that we are really in earnest in claiming to be followers of him who, though he was rich, for our sake became poor?"
Lottie Moon, Sept. 15, 1887, Tungchow

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Lottie’s letters

Throughout her career, Lottie Moon wrote letters home urging Southern Baptists to greater missions involvement and support. One of those letters triggered Southern Baptists' first Christmas offering for international missions – enough to send three new missionaries to China.

Read the “letter that started it all” written by Lottie on Sept. 15, 1887. 

Find a sampling of other letters written by Lottie during 1873-1912 as she planted her life in China


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Learn about Southern Baptists’ most-celebrated missionary and the namesake of the offering that sends missionaries to the field. These popular products are sized for display in foyers or for use as bulletin inserts:

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Lottie’s tea cake recipe

As a way to earn the trust of the people, Lottie Moon made tea cakes for the children in her village in China. She would then be invited into homes where she could share the gospel with their mothers. The children began calling Lottie “the cookie lady.”

Plain Tea Cake (As made by Lottie Moon)

  • Three teacups of sugar
  • One teacup of butter
  • One teacup of sour milk
  • Four pints flour
  • Three eggs, well beaten
  • Half a teaspoon of soda
  • Flavor to taste, roll thin, bake in a quick oven.

Adapted recipe:

  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 heaping cup of sugar
  • 1 well-beaten egg
  • 1 tablespoon cream

Cream the butter and sugar. Add the egg and mix well. Add the flour and cream. Dust a board with flour. Roll the dough very thin. Cut cookies with a round cookie cutter. Place on a buttered or nonstick cookie sheet. Bake at 475 degrees for about 5 minutes.


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