2013 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
Jan 7, 2014
BRAUNSCHWEIG, Germany (BP)—Martha Moore doesn’t waste time dreaming small. The Southern Baptist missionary from Tampa, Fla., has learned to fully expect that God will do something miraculous.
Without question, she expects that will happen tonight when her apartment in northern Germany will be filled with students—some excited to be with other believers, some still wondering if this Christianity they are hearing about can be trusted. Moore fills her table with a traditional German abendbrot—a meal of bread, sausage and cheese. She knows there won’t be much left over.
Jan 2, 2014
SEVILLE, Spain (BP)—Abraham Rios, age 29, has a full day ahead of him. He has a discipleship meeting, an English conversation club and a Bible study to plan. He also agreed to lead a salsa dancing class for a friend. In between these events, he is studying for a final exam to receive an advanced biology degree.
Today, Rios lives with purpose, knowing that God is at work in and around him. But he remembers when life felt empty and confusing, and he’s grateful to Christians who pointed him toward Jesus.
Dec 19, 2013
LEESBURG (FBW)—Kingstone Comics is donating 50 percent of what they make from comic book sales at First Baptist Church in Leesburg to the Lottie Moon Christmas offering for International Missions.
Dec 12, 2013
CENTERTON, Ark. (BP)—Shanti* was the only believer in her village. The Bedia woman prayed in secret every day for one year.
The persecution from her friends and family was unbearable. Day after day, she cried out to God in a private prayer room built by her nonbelieving husband, Ashish.* He wanted to keep her safe.
Dec 11, 2013
RANONG, Thailand (BP)—It rains eight months out of the year in the Thai province Scott and Alyssa Branding* call home.
For many of the country’s 2.5 million Burmese living in the southern part of Thailand, monsoon rain is their only dependable water source. But drinking the rainwater can make them sick.
Dec 4, 2013
SAN PABLO TIJALTEPEC, Mexico (BP)—Renan, a 10-year-old boy in southern Mexico, isn’t an orphan. But in many ways, he might as well be.
It’s been more than three years since Renan’s parents, bound for the United States, left him in the care of his uncle in Mexico. It likely will be months or even years before he sees them again.
Dec 4, 2013
ASUNCIÓN, Paraguay (BP) -- Dentro de un pequeño templo budista en Shiojiri, Japón, el misionero de 23 años Steven Kunkel -- quien es de América del Sur -- se sienta frente a un piano de cola y toca una de sus composiciones originales llamada "Creación." Sentada cerca en el piso, una mujer budista escucha cautivada la música.
Dec 3, 2013
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (BP)—It’s like learning to swim by being pushed off the high dive—and Mason Barrett just got shoved. The 33-year-old real estate agent sits wide-eyed in a tiny, crowded living room in Madagascar’s capital city, trying desperately to understand what anyone around him is saying. Hands fly in a flurry of conversation, mostly get-to-know-you type questions: What’s your name? Are you married? Were you born deaf?
Nov 28, 2013
Believers who were willing to be totally obedient pointed him to the Savior.
For Abraham, it started at the university on a break from class. First, an International World Changers team asked him to participate in a spiritual survey. Then, short-term worker Yasmin Vila Limo followed up and found that Abraham was seeking the truth.
Nov 27, 2013
ASUNCION, Paraguay (BP)—When 23-year-old Steven Kunkel became a volunteer missionary to Japan, his mother gave him a jigsaw puzzle piece.
“Remember, God’s still putting the puzzle of your life together," she said.