“Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.” –Matthew 1:23
Today, for our 11th Day of Christmas, we’re focusing on getting a Global mission-vision for our family. We’re going to look a the missionary Christmas story of Lottie Moon (1840-1912) and how God so beautifully revealed His heart for all people through Christ’s BIRTH.
Mission-Minded Christmas Carols:
Go Tell it on the Mountain
Joy To the World
Hark the Herald Angels Sing
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Daring Daughter Example Lottie Moon
Missionary to China (1840-1912) — She gave everything, on Christmas
In 1912, during a time of war and famine in China, missionary Lottie Moon gave and gave, not counting the personal cost. She urgently wrote home for help, but to no avail; the mission board was heavily in debt and unable to send anything.
Lottie’s sharing of her personal finances and food with anyone in need severely damaged her physical and mental health. Fellow missionaries became alarmed and arranged for her to be sent home. However, as her ship docked in Japan, Lottie died . . . on Christmas Eve.