Charlotte Digges 'Lottie'  Moon  (1840 - 1912)

She was named Charlotte Digges Moon but everyone called her Lottie.
Initially she was indifferent to her Christian upbring but following a revival meeting in 1858 she experienced an awakening.

She spent nearly 40 years as a Southern Baptist missionary in China.

She wanted to go out and evangelis on the streets but initial she spent her time in the classroom. female missionaries realised that they could communicate with the Chinese women better than the men She was impatient with the usual restraints and deliberately moved her Chinese mission out of reach of male authority.

She asked for missionaries. Woman’s Missionary Union collected the Christmas offering to give to the Foreign Mission Board.
She wanted more than anything to have gender equality. In 1893 she wrote,
’ What women have a right to demand is perfect equality’.


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