Lottie Moon Sent to China as a Southern Baptist Missionary
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Time Period
7/7/1873
Description
Lottie Moon went to China in 1873 as a Southern Baptist missionary at a time when sending unmarried women to the mission field was rare. Moon had earned a Master of Arts in 1861 and had an impressive facility with languages both ancient and modern, a skill that served her well in learning Chinese. Her letters home instigated an annual Christmas offering for foreign missions among Southern Baptists, a fundraising tradition that continues today. During the revolutionary turmoil and resulting famines in China during the early 1910s, Moon suffered along with her Chinese brothers and sisters, dying before she could return to the United States.
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Biographies
Moon, Charlotte "Lottie"
Movements
Missionary Movement
Photographs

Map of China missions- Hathi Trust- from Southern Baptist Foreign Missions by T. B. Ray

Lottie Moon portrait- Wikimedia Commons

Mission hospital, Pingtu, China- Hathi Trust- from Southern Baptist Foreign Missions by T. B. Ray

Yingtak Baptist Church- Internet Archive- from Southern Baptist Foreign Missions by T. B. Ray
Book/Journal Source(s)
Balmer, Randall, 2004. Encyclopedia of Evangelicalism. Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press.
Web Page Contributor
Paul Matzko
Affliated with: Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D. in History

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