A few of you will no doubt recognize Miss Lottie Moon, the faithful servant of the Lord who spent her life as a Southern Baptist missionary to China.
As you also know she is the namesake of the SBC's international missions offering held during the Christmas season.
On Sunday, I found out that our church fell well short of our giving goal to the Lottie Moon Christmas offering. Well short of the goal and well short of last year's giving.
Not sure when the national numbers for the offering will be announced but I hope other local bodies did better than we did. However, given that our state is still doing better than much of the nation in terms of the economy and labor markets I am worried.