Learning, Praying, Giving, Going

Do you know all the different ways that the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering helps missionaries? Below are just a few of the ways that the Christmas offering has helped Jacob and Robin Talley as they serve in Indonesia:

  • "The house we live in, the car we drive, the support we receive comes largely from the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. We could not be here without this support."
  • "A few years ago, Jacob suffered (a medical emergency). His life was in danger. Thanks to resources available in part because of the offering, he was able to be transported to a neighboring country with better medical care and have emergency, life-saving surgery. As this all happened we were so grateful for all the people standing with us through their sacrificial giving to the offering."
  • "Every year there is money available to pay for books and curriculum for our children. There is also a conference to do standardized testing and to help families with challenges of home schooling on the field. These things happen in part because of support from the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering."
  • "Every year Jacob travels to difficult-to-reach locations to prayerwalk, share the gospel, and encourage other workers. He also takes photographs that he uses for prayer mobilization. He has visited 43 of the 51 Unreached People Groups (UPG)on Sumatra. He has been able to do this in part because of the support provided through the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering."
  • "Every year Jacob helps with prayer trainings that help local believers understand their Great Commission responsibilities. These events are part of the process through which God is calling more workers to reach out to the UPGs here. These events happen in part because of support given through the offering."
  • "As a result of the work supported by the Christmas offering, believers in Indonesia are growing. One local worker traveled with Mr. Talley to learn how to share the gospel. At first, the worker was afraid to talk to large groups of people. On a recent trip, he boldly shared the gospel with 30 people! And, a woman who initially expressed interest in praying for the UPG of Sumatra, has now expressed an interest in going out to reach these groups."

Do you see a pattern? In Mission Friends, learning leads to praying and going and giving. In Indonesia, our giving leads to learning, praying, and going. As you share the story of missions with your preschoolers, we pray with you that they will grow in their compassion for the people around the world who have yet to hear the name of Jesus.

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