How many there are ... who imagine that because Jesus paid it all, they need pay nothing, forgetting that the prime object of their salvation was that they should follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ in bringing back a lost world to God.

— Lottie Moon

The most powerful Lottie Moon quotes that will inspire your inner self

Should we not press it home upon our consciences that the sole object of our conversion was not the salvation of our own souls, but that we might become co-workers with our Lord and Master in the conversion of the world?


Is not the festive season when families and friends exchange gifts in memory of The Gift laid on the altar of the world for the redemption of the human race, the most appropriate time to consecrate a portion from abounding riches and scant poverty to send forth the good tidings of great joy into all the earth?


A young man should ask himself not if it is his duty to go to the heathen, but if he may dare stay at home. The command is so plain: “Go.”


Surely there can be no greater joy than that of saving souls.


Why this strange indifferences to missions? Why these scant contributions? Why does money fail to be forthcoming when approved men and women are asking to be sent to proclaim the “unsearchable riches of Christ” to the heathen?


One cannot help asking sadly, why is love of gold more potent than love of souls? The number of men mining and prospecting for gold in Shantung is more than double the number of men representing Southern Baptists! What a lesson for Southern Baptists to ponder!


I pray that no missionary will ever be as lonely as I have been.


It is a great mistake to say that the Chinese are not hospitable.

A more graceful, hearty hospitality than that of the Chinese I have met in no land.


At another house two women learned very fast;

I say women, but one was a girl about twelve or thirteen, already married, however. There was a little child about three years old. My sister asked, 'Who is the True God's Son?' The little thing replied, in a very sweet voice, 'Jesus.'


I would I had a thousand lives that I might give them to ... China!


Why should we not ... instead of the paltry offerings we make, do something that will prove that we are really in earnest in claiming to be followers of him who, though he was rich, for our sake became poor?


What we want is not power, but simply combination in order to elicit the largest possible giving.


About Lottie Moon

Quotes 16 sayings
Profession Missionary
Birthday December 12, 1840

How many million more souls are to pass into eternity without having heard the name of Jesus?


Only believe, don't fear. Our Master, Jesus, always watches over us, and no matter what the persecution, Jesus will surely overcome it.


I have a firm conviction that I am immortal until my work is done.