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Moon, Charlotte "Lottie" - Timeline Biography

Time Period

12-12-1840 - 12-24-1912

Description

Charlotte "Lottie" Moon was born and raised on a Virginia plantation. She graduated from Albemarle Female Institute in 1861 with a master’s degree in classics, which helped develop linguistic skills that would later serve her in China. Despite spending some time as a teacher in Georgia after the Civil War, she desired to be a foreign missionary and traveled to China in 1873. She initially taught in a children’s school, but eventually focused her efforts on evangelism and church-planting. Her work in P’ing-tu (1889) was considered one of the greatest Baptist evangelistic efforts at the time. Her dedication to China led to her death. After giving food supplies to needy families during a famine in China, she died of starvation on Christmas Eve 1912.

Southern Baptists consider Moon a "patron saint" for her missionary work. The Lottie Moon Christmas offering continues to garner millions of dollars annually for mission work.

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Lottie Moon Sent to China as a Southern Baptist Missionary

Movements

Missionary Movement

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Baptist, Christianity, Evangelist

Photographs

Lottie Moon portrait- Wikimedia Commons
Lottie Moon portrait- Wikimedia Commons

Additional Resources

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lottie_Moon

Book/Journal Source(s)

Reid, Daniel, Robert Linder, Bruce Shelley, and Harry Stout, 1990. Dictionary of Christianity in America Downers Grove, IL.

Web Page Contributor

Paul Matzko
Affliated with: Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D. in History

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