Dear Sabbath School Leader,

This quarter features the North American Division, which includes the countries of Canada and the United States, the island nation of Bermuda, and several island regions. North America is home to almost 344 million people; 1.1 million are Adventists. That means that roughly one person of every 312 people is an Adventist.

Two groups of people share our special interest this quarter: refugees and Native Americans.

Language Fun

Words and phrases in Hmong [h-MONG], Karen [kah-REHN], and Navajo are featured throughout the quarterly. An audio version of Navajo, called “See It, Say It,” is featured on our website, Click on “Resources” and “Children’s Activities.”

Offering Device

The special children’s project will help provide materials for Native American children’s Vacation Bible School programs. Copy the map of North America onto a large poster. Print pictures of Native American children from our website and color them (or invite the children to color them). As your class reaches its weekly or cumulative mission offering goal, add a picture of a child to the map. (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 throughout North America, 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 of Native Americans and people from around the world in their national costumes. Include hand-colored copies of the flags representing the countries featured this quarter (also available online).
  • More Activities, including recipes, games, and puzzles, are available on our website at Click on “Resources” and “Children’s Activities.” Click on the current quarter.

Yours for the kingdom, 

Charlotte Ishkanian
Editor, Children’s Mission


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