You see, the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
, along with the Cooperative Program (which I have mentioned before), makes certain that no Southern Baptist missionaries have to raise their own money to live on the mission field.
One point in the plan stated that any gift given to an agency from any source would be counted against its percentage, which meant that the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
would count toward the percentage allotted to the FMB, making the offering a de facto part of the CP.
Miss Armstring proposed that the Christmas offering henceforth bear the name of Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
. In the mid-1920s, MWU leaders made an extensive investigative effort, asking eyewitnesses to write recollections of Lottie Moon, and they commissioned Una Roberts Lawrence to write a full biography, which was published in 1927.
In 1956, WMU officially gave the mission boards final say in how the WMU offerings would be spent (these are the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
for Foreign Missions and the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for Home Missions).