Following are sources of information that may be helpful in preparing programs for Children’s Mission.
For more information on the rich culture and history of India, look in the travel section of a local library or online. Type “India” into your search engine to find a wide variety of websites that offer excellent information on the country. Try India’s official site, india.gov.in, or check out incredibleindia.org, a website filled with pictures and videos of some of India’s most colorful sites.
Visit our website for additional photos, recipes, language pages, and other activities that you can download and print to make mission more fun for children. Go to www.AdventistMission.org. Click on “Resources” and “Children’s Activities” in the pop-up menu. Go to first quarter and select the activities you want.
Adventist Mission DVD is a free video that features stories from southern Asia as well as the worldwide mission of the Adventist Church. Ask your Sabbath School superintendent to make you a copy of it. Or go online at www.AdventistMission.org to download one of the DVD programs.
Embassies and Tourism Offices sometimes can provide interesting information on their country. In North America, contact:
Embassy of India, 2536 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008 (202-939-9839); or contact the Government of India Tourist Office, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Suite 15, North Mezzanine, New York, NY 10112 (212-586-4901).
Remind Sabbath School members that the ongoing work of the world church depends on the weekly Sabbath School mission offerings. On the twelfth Sabbath, report on mission giving during the quarter. Explain that one fourth of the Thirteenth Sabbath Offering is dedicated to the special projects featured this quarter. The remaining three fourths goes into the world mission fund to support the worldwide mission work of the Adventist Church.