Greetings, everyone! I hope your holiday season so far has indeed been merry and bright :) Yesterday I had the privilege of photographing the services at the Harbour View campus of Liberty Baptist Church. Every year they make it a point to have a special time of giving to the Lottie Moon offering.
I didn't know about Lottie Moon growing up since I didn't attend a Baptist church, but she was a missionary to China back in the 1800s. She sacrificed her life to bring the Christian message to those who had never heard it before. Each year, a lot of Baptist churches have a special offering time in honor of her work. All of the money goes to international missions - none of it stays with the church.
Last year Liberty began having mangers as a place to drop off your gift rather than the traditional baskets that are normally passed. I love it! Not only does it give the sanctuary a more Christmassy feel, but it also gives more weight and meaning to your gift as you drop it in. I'm so thankful that we are privileged to give to this special offering each year, and yesterday was such a wonderful day.