A PowerPoint presentation is available for download each quarter. This presentation is a great addition to the weekly mission story in your Sabbath school class. Click here to download it.
A poster is available for download each quarter. Put it up where everyone can see it to remind them of the Thirteenth Sabbath Projects for the quarter. Click here to download the poster to print out yourself (free) or click here to order a pre-printed copy for your church from Café Press (fees apply.)
For more information on the culture and history of the countries of the Euro-Asia Division being featured this quarter (Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia), check out the travel section of a local library or online. Type the name of the country you wish to study into your search engine.
Visit our website for additional photos, recipes, crafts, language pages, puzzles, 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 activity you want.
Adventist Mission DVD is a free video that features stories from the featured countries as well as the worldwide mission of the Adventist Church. Ask your Sabbath School superintendent to make you a copy of it to share with the children. 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 Armenia, 2225 R Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008. Phone: 202-319-1976;
Embassy of Azerbaijan, 2741 34th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008. Phone: 202-337-3500; website:www.azembassy.us/new.
Embassy of Georgia, 2209 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008. Phone: 202-387-2390.
Embassy of Russia, 2650 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20007. Phone: 202-298-5700.
Remind members also 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 quarter of the Thirteenth Sabbath Offering is dedicated to the special projects featured this quarter. The remaining three quarters goes into the world mission fund with the weekly mission offerings.
Next quarter the West-Central Africa Division will be featured. Special projects include a church on the campus of Valley View University in Ghana and a laboratory for students of medicine and nursing on the campus of the Adventist University of Cosendai in Cameroon. The special children’s project will provide back-to-school supply packets for children to share with their friends and neighbors to encourage them to attend Sabbath School.
Fourth quarter will feature North American Division. Projects were not yet determined at press time.