For 175 years the international mission efforts of Southern Baptists have moved forward without interruption. The global need for missions is more urgent than ever. The Global Impact Guide (available at www.imb.org/lmco) tells us that our world population grow by about 1.5 million people per week. Yet it is estimated that evangelical Christians share the Gospel approximately 275,000 times per week. This year’s Lottie Moon Christmas Offering is more vital than ever before, not just because it enables IMB to send well-trained missionaries to the fields faster and allows missionaries to stay engaged in ministry without coming home to raise funds. This year’s Lottie Moon Christmas Offering is more important than ever before because there are 4.5 billion people around the world who have not heard the Good News, the Gospel of salvation through Jesus Christ. Together we must pray, give and go.