July 7, 1873 – Lottie Moon appointed

In Southern Baptist denomination work, Lottie Moon is a rock star of the first order. Her story, of leaving her secure school teaching job, and heading to China after she was appointed on July 7, 1873 has inspired naming the annual foreign missions offering each Christmas after her. She made an impact with her new Chinese friends by offering them teacakes – or cookies – and she became known as “the Cookie Lady” to the children. She served in China for 39 years and this is a picture of her home (photo snagged from the IMB website).

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