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The Religious Affiliation of
Lottie Moon
Southern Baptist missionary to China

From: Ervin Shaw, "Lottie Moon: The Dragon Lady" webpage in "Christian Testimonies" section of "The Truth . . . What Is It?" website (http://poptop.hypermart.net/testcdm.html; viewed 14 February 2006):
The "Dragon Lady": She stood 4 feet and 3 inches tall as an adult. She had been a strong-willed child who climbed through a kitchen window to cook a forbidden dinner while her mother was at church. As a schoolgirl, she told her best friend that she would rather read Shakespeare than listen to a sermon. As a skeptical young lady, some knew her by the nickname "Devil". But something happened and "religious thinking" was changed to true Christian belief. She put away childish things and stood up to the Boxers in China in 1873. She accepted the hardships of rural China over a privileged lifestyle back in the USA. To the Chinese children she loved, she became known as "the cookie lady". She eventually starved to death giving what little food she had to the children...her supporting foreign missions board had fallen on hard financial times. The first support offering in her name was in 1888. She left a legacy of eloquently-written letters back home reflecting her passion for telling the Chinese about Jesus. In 1918, the Southern Baptist Foreign Mission Board named their annual churchwide offering toward foreign missions support after Charlotte Diggs "Lottie" Moon.

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