Dear Sabbath School Leader,

This quarter features the Euro-Asia Division, which includes the countries of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

The Euro-Asia Division is home to more than 279 million people but fewer than 140,000 Adventists. That’s a ratio of one Adventist for every 2,000 people. 

The Thirteenth Sabbath Offering this quarter will help build three churches, one in Azerbaijan and two in Siberia (Russia). The special children’s project will help provide children’s Sabbath School materials in the languages of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. 

Language Fun

Words and phrases in Russian are featured on pages 7, 9, and 11, and a song is featured on page 31. Other songs as well as “See It, Say It,” an audio version of our words and phrases, are featured on our website, www.AdventistMission.org. Click on “Resources” and “Children’s Activities.”  You can find other activities there as well, including a coloring page, a craft, and lots of recipes.

Offering Device

The special children’s project will help provide children’s Sabbath School lessons for children in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. Draw or photocopy a picture of your children’s Sabbath School lesson and attach it to the center of a large poster board. As your class reaches its weekly or cumulative mission offering goal, add a picture of a child to surround the lesson quarterly. (To determine your weekly goal, select a monetary goal and divide it by 13.) 

Special Features

  • Adventist Mission DVD this quarter contains several stories from Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Russia, including one specifically for children. Ask the adult Sabbath School superintendent to make a copy of the DVD for you to share with your children.
  • Decorate the Room with pictures cut from magazines or travel brochures. Include hand-colored copies of the flags representing the countries being featured this quarter. Display several sets of matryushka (nesting dolls) if you have them available. 
  • More Activities are available on our website at www.AdventistMission.org. Click on “Resources” and “Children’s Activities.” Click on the current quarter to find additional activities, recipes, and language pages to use in Sabbath School. Be sure to look for “See It, Say It,” an MP3 file that guides you in pronouncing words in Russian.

 

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