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Can I give to the offering if I am not Southern Baptist?
Why give through LMCO?
Yes! You don’t have to be Southern Baptist to support the ministries of family or friends serving overseas.
Christian workers who serve with IMB receive thier financial support from a network of Southern Baptist churches who give to the Cooperative Program and to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. Consequently, missionaries sent through IMB have never had to raise funds or seek donations from friends and family to cover their ministry expenses.
The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering is named to honor a single Christian woman who worked in China nearly a century ago. She suggested that stateside churches collect an offering for world missions. She got the idea from a Great Commission Christian partner, the Methodists, and passed it along to a network of Southern Baptist churches, and raised $3,315.
That first offering in 1888, helped place three more missionaries in China. Today, more than 5,500 Southern Baptist overseas workers benefit from this ongoing offering. About half of the living and working expenses of these families are paid with gifts to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. Even if you are not Southern Baptist, we invite you to support the ministries of these Christian workers.
If you would rather give by check, make your check payable to IMB and reference the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. Send your gift to:
PO Box 6767
Richmond, VA 23230-0767