Hyland Baptist Church
Wednesday, July 24, 2024



Church-Wide Focus for . Please place  Canned Soup items in the blue tub located in the rear lobby marked Henderson Christian Community Outreach. If you have any questions, please contact Vickie Shemwell at 826-1354.

TNT Meeting for December The next potluck dinner & meeting will be Monday, @ 5:30 p.m. Reservation sheet located in the rear lobby.  
Lottie Moon
Christmas Offering


  1. Lottie was born in Virginia on December 12, 1840.
  2. Her name was Charlotte Digges Moon, but everyone called her “Lottie.”
  3. She was 4’9” tall.
  4. Before she became a Christian while in high school, Lottie missed required chapels 26 times.
  5. Lottie loved to pull pranks on others. Once, when asked what the “D” stood for in her middle name, she replied, “Devil.”
  6. Lottie was appointed to China as a missionary at age 33 and served there 39 years, primarily in Tengchow and Pingtu.
  7. She wore Chinese clothes and lived like her Chinese neighbors.
  8. Lottie had several nicknames in China—foreign devil, foreign lady teacher, heavenly book visitor, and the cookie maker. (Lottie baked cookies to win the hearts of the children and families who were frightened of her.)
  9. Lottie led in the campaign to end the practice of bound feet. The Chinese believed small feet made a woman more beautiful, so girls' feet were bound tightly with cloth. Girls with bound feet could hardly walk, and infections, gangrene, and even death were common side effects of this practice.
  10. In 1912 at the end of her career, famine, flood, and war encircled her China. Her friends were starving. In a final act of empathy, Lottie stopped eating and gave all her food away. When her friends realized the depth of her sickness, they put her on a boat to return to the United States. Lottie died on Christmas Eve while en route to the U.S.
Donations have been made to Hyland Baptist Church Special Building Fund
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