SOUTHEAST ASIA (BP) -- Ever heard of Flat Stanley? How about Flat Lottie?
With Flat Stanley, schoolchildren exchange paper cutouts or digital images of Stanley as a way of interacting with students in other locations, even other countries.
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Flat Lottie, akin to missionary pioneer Lottie Moon 100-plus years ago in China, is intent on stirring Southern Baptists to the fullest of missions support though their prayers, finances and involvement.
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Flat Lottie, as a 4-foot/3-inch poster (the same height as the real-life Lottie Moon), has accompanied IMB writers, photographers and videographers across Asia as they've reported on the work of Southern Baptist missionaries in 2013 and 2012. Flat Lottie also has been transported to various missions settings as a caricature via computer graphics and as a hand-held paper cutout.
To see Flat Lottie's travels in 2013 via an interactive map, click here
. Each pin in the map connects to a brief story about the missionary or missions outreach there.
For Flat Lottie's 2012 ventures, also via an Internet-friendly map, click here
"Wondering what your mission dollars have done this year?" one of the IMB/Asia writers noted in describing the purpose of Flat Lottie's travels to communicate to Southern Baptists. "Flat Lottie Moon set out across Asia to find out how every dollar given to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering makes a difference. She visited your representatives who were hard at work sharing the Gospel and helping communities." Read More