Tuesday, December 7, 2010

December 2010 Newsletter

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
This is the time of year to give to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. Because people faithfully give to LMCO, the Cawthons are able to minister and live in Panama City, Panama. Lives are being changed because of your giving.

This past year has been amazing. Cavin and Charlotte were living in Costa Rica. They were attending a Spanish language school. They completed the year long course in April. The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering made it possible for the Cawthons to attend the school and learn Spanish.
At this same time last year. Cavin was coaching a Men’s Football team in San Jose, Costa Rica. There were 50 men on the team. Cavin was able to share Christ with all of them and some accepted Christ. The team had three different Bible studies and a once a month worship service. The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering provided Bibles, sound system, video projector, and fellowships for this special ministry.
The Cawthons moved to Panama City, Panama in April. The van they drive and the house they live in is all because of the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. As a matter of fact, Cavin calls the van the Lottie Van.
The Cawthons are working with the Panama Baptist Convention and The Panama Baptist Seminary. The Seminary and Convention offices were built because of the giving to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.
Cavin has started the Church Planting Institute of Panama. They meet in a building that was built through the gifts to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. The books that the students are using are from your giving.
The Cawthons are truly amazed at the work that is going on in Panama because of the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. They would not be able to live or do the ministries that they are doing in Panama if it were not for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.

Who is Lottie Moon?
Lottie Moon - the namesake of the international missions offering - has become something of a legend to the Cawthons. But in her time, Lottie was anything but an untouchable hero. She was a hard-working,
deep-loving Southern Baptist who labored tirelessly so her people group in China could know Jesus. Because of her love for the Chinese she gave away her last food and on Christmas Eve 1912, she died of starvation.