Lottie Moon offering 2014 records 2nd highest total in history

As they plan creative new ways to reach the lost, International Mission Board and Woman’s Missionary Union leaders expressed gratitude to Southern Baptists for the generous support churches gave to the 2014 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions.

Finalized in early June, the 2014 Lottie Moon offering totaled $153,002,394.13—the second-highest total in the 126-year history of the offering. While it fell about $1 million short of 2013’s all-time record offering of $154 million, the 2014 total surpassed the previous record, $150.4 million in 2007, by more than $2.5 million.

“We have so much grace from God to celebrate in this offering,” IMB President David Platt said. “This is the second-largest Lottie Moon offering ever. It will supply more than half of our total IMB budget. We are deeply grateful for the faithfulness and obedience of the countless churches and individuals who have given sacrificially to this offering.

“Because they love God more than the pleasures, possessions and pursuits of this world, and because they want to glorify His name among all nations, we’ll be able to partner with them and missionaries sent from Southern Baptist churches around the world to take the Gospel to people who have never heard it.

“Every dollar given to the Lottie Moon offering will enable a man, woman or family to stay on the field, to lift the light of Jesus Christ amidst some of the darkest, most dangerous and difficult-to-reach places, and to make disciples among unreached peoples,” Platt noted.

“God has given His people wealth for the sake of His worship, and I praise Him for how this money will serve as a tool in His hands for the multiplication of the church and the magnification of His name.”