The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering (LMCO) has supported missionaries to the unreached since 1888. Currently, Southern Baptists can celebrate having 3,640 missionaries serve and share the hope of Christ in the least-reached places across the world with the International Mission Board (IMB).
God’s mission isn’t complete, and every church should be giving to the LMCO.
One missionary serving with the IMB is John Gordy, who currently serves in Johannesburg, South Africa. Gordy is appreciative of his brothers and sisters in Christ who sacrificially give so that he can share Jesus and equip local believers to make disciples and plant churches. (To hear other stories from the field and how your gifts are making an impact, visit imb.org.)
Before returning to the field, Gordy served as a strategy coordinator with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s Strategic Focus Team, which helps churches take a missionary approach to North Carolina’s pockets of lostness.
As always, 100% of your gifts to the LMCO go directly to the mission field.
Whether it is across the street or across the world, the Gordys are committed to fulfilling the Great Commission through mobilizing and sending believers into God’s harvest field.
Like many missionaries around the world, Gordy and his family have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, unable to travel and move about their city in Johannesburg. Pray for them during this time, as well as for the churches and believers in South Africa.
Because of Southern Baptist support through the LMCO, 847 people groups have been engaged with the gospel during the past year. As always, 100% of your gifts to the LMCO go directly to the mission field to support missionaries.
Prayerful and sacrificial partnership in missions is one of the things that define us as Southern Baptists. Traditionally, the LMCO is collected around the Christmas holiday, but you and your church can give at any time. Resources for your church are available here.
by Will Taylor / Communications / Baptist State Convention of North Carolina
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