Following are sources of information that may be helpful in preparing programs for Children’s Mission.
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.
Visit our website for recipes, 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 activities you want.
Adventist Mission DVD is a free video that features stories from North America 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.AdventisMission.org to download one of the DVD programs.
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.
Next quarter the Northern Asia-Pacific Division will be featured. Special projects include a youth training center in Mongolia, Chinese-language television and Internet programming, a church for a Global Mission church plant in southern Japan, and a church for an international congregation in Seoul, Korea.
Second quarter 2012 will feature the Southern Asia-Pacific Division. Projects will focus on health care in Indonesia and a school in Myanmar.