Following are sources of information and resources that may be helpful in preparing programs for Children’s Mission.
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 featured this quarter, look in the travel section of a local library or online. Type the name of the country you want information about into your search engine. The CIA World Factbook offers concise information on every country: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html. Click on “References” and then “Guide to Country Profiles.”
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 Euro-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 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 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.