Lottie Moon Sent to China as a Southern Baptist Missionary
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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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Map of China missions- Hathi Trust

too large- Lottie Moon portrait- Wikimedia Commons

Mission hospital, Pingtu, China- Internet Archive

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Balmer, Randall, 2004. Encyclopedia of Evangelicalism. Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press.
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Paul Matzko
Affliated with: Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D. in History

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