2021 Week of Prayer and Lottie Moon Christmas Offering resources available now from IMB

Downloadable resources for this year’s Week of Prayer (Nov. 28-Dec. 5) and the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering® are available now on the IMB’s website. In addition to stories, full-color photos, and videos, IMB is offering social media graphics, promotional materials, presentation graphics, poster, display banner and bulletin insert.

This year, IMB will also provide a children’s video and activity page for each day of the Week of Prayer. These resources are designed to invite children to actively participate in the task of praying for missionaries and to raise their awareness of God’s work around the world.

Omar Peñaloza (center), president of the Baptist Convention of Panama, prays with IMB missionaries Sean Blacksten (right) and Kenny Morris. Peñaloza shared what church life was like before and during the pandemic. His church used to host camps but has not been able to recently. As restrictions lift, Peñaloza and church members can meet in a covered, open-air building.

Resources are designed to unite individuals and churches in prayer and in meeting this year’s $185 million LMCO goal. The goal is an increase from the 2020 goal and is in keeping with one of IMB’s 2025 Targets to increase giving to the IMB by 6% annually.

“Sending more missionaries and reaching more people and places requires sacrificial giving,” said IMB President Paul Chitwood.

Chitwood said in recent years that about half of Southern Baptist churches gave to missions through the Lottie Moon offering. He hopes to see that number increase as more churches feel connected to missionaries and understand the urgent need to reach the nations with the gospel.

“We want to see every missionary connecting, every church participating, and all of us stewarding well the Revelation 7:9 vision,” Chitwood said.

Materials for LMCO and for the Week of Prayer are provided in English, Korean, Spanish and Chinese.

Find all resources at imb.org/generosity/resources.