RICHMOND — Southern Baptists’ contributions to support international missions through the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering are 4.4 percent ahead of last year’s pace, according to a report by Rodney Freeman, IMB treasurer and vice president of support services.
At the end of March 2018, IMB had received $124,093,278 for the 2017-2018 campaign, which began Oct. 1 and continues through Sept. 30. The total is $5,225,589 (4.4 percent) ahead of LMCO receipts at this point last year.
The total represents money received by the International Mission Board or postmarked by the close of the last business day of March 2018 and includes receipts from the SBC Executive Committee, state conventions, churches and individuals.
Freeman also reported that at the end of March, IMB had received $50,776,311 in Cooperative Program (CP) funding for the 2017-2018 fiscal year, which started Oct. 1. The total is $1,188,964, or 2.4 percent, ahead of the pace for 2016-2017.
Through March 31, Tennessee Baptist Convention churches had given $8,933,859 to the Lottie Moon Christmas offering. Funds will be received through Aug. 31.