Lottie Moon (DOB--12/12/1840)

The International Mission Board of the SBC states that Lottie Moon was appointed as a missionary to China on July 7, 1873.  They refer to her as "a bold woman of action and radical obedience..."  Lottie died on December 24, 1912.  "Her influence led to the establishment of the Woman's Missionary Union [WMU]..."

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Annie Armstrong (DOB--July 11, 1850)

Born in Baltimore in 1850, Annie's father died when she was an infant.  Her mother, a devoted Christian, encouraged her five children to see the needs around them and to act.  Annie, who was saved at the age of 20, dedicated her life to sharing Christ through compassion ministry to orphans and the poor.  She and the women of her church began a "Missionary Union" that spread statewide, resulting in the national Woman's Missionary Union (WMU) being formed in 1888.  Annie died on December  20, 1938.