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.
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.
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.)