In addition, the Adventist Mission website contains material that can add flavor to your mission presentation. Look for native languages from Alaska and Micronesia, as well as puzzles, recipes, and games from North America on the Children’s Mission site. Go to www.AdventistMission.org.
An offering goal device will help focus attention on world missions and increase weekly mission giving. Ask your Sabbath School council to set a quarterly mission offering goal (set the goal a little higher than last quarter and divide it by 15, one part for each of the 13 regular Sabbaths this quarter and two parts for Thirteenth Sabbath). Chart the weekly progress toward the quarter’s goal on the goal device.
Enlarge photos of children and adults from around the world, including those from Alaska, Guam/Micronesia, and West Virginia. Place a picture of the earth in the center of a felt board or on heavy poster board. Each time a week’s goal is reached, add a figure to the poster.
Remind members that the ongoing work of the world church depends on Sabbath School mission giving every week, and that one quarter of the Thirteenth Sabbath Offering will go directly to the projects in North America. On the twelfth Sabbath, report on mission giving during the quarter. Encourage members to double or triple their normal mission giving on Thirteenth Sabbath. Count the offering and record the amount given at the end of Sabbath School. This immediate feedback will encourage members to continue their mission giving.