Dear Sabbath School Leader,

This quarter features the Northern Asia-Pacific Division, which includes the countries of China, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, and Taiwan. Almost 1.6 billion people live in this region, of which fewer than 650,000 are Seventh-day Adventists. That means that about one person out of every 2,440 is an Adventist.

Special Yearlong Celebration

This year marks the centennial of the mission quarterlies, which were first produced in 1912. Throughout the year we will feature at least one story that appeared in Children’s Mission over the years, and some additional stories relating to the history of the mission offerings. Look for these special features each quarter.

Offering Device

The special children’s project will help provide programming for children in the Chinese language. Photocopy or draw a simple map of the world. Place a drawing or picture of a video camera, a microphone, or a computer in Northern Asia-Pacific. Each week that you reach your predetermined offering goal, draw a “sound wave” (an arc that flows out from the camera or computer) that by the end of the quarter will extend across the map.

Special Features

  • Adventist Mission DVD this quarter contains several stories from the Northern Asia-Pacific Division, 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 of people and scenic places in Northern Asia. Print copies of the flags representing Northern Asia-Pacific and invite the children to color them. Post them as part of the quarter’s decorations.
  • 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 in His service,

Charlotte Ishkanian
Editor, Children's Mission 

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