For more information on the cultures and history of Indonesia and Myanmar, visit your local library or a travel agency.
Online Information. The Adventist Mission website contains additional material that can add flavor to your mission presentation. Look for words and songs in Burmese and Karen (kah-REHN), languages of Myanmar, and Indonesian as well as recipes and other activities from the Adventist Mission site. Go to www.AdventistMission.org. Click on “Resources” and “Children’s Activities” in the pop-up menu. Click on “second quarter” and select the activity you want.
An offering goal device will help focus attention on world missions and increase weekly mission giving. Ask your Sabbath School council to set a quarterly mission offering goal (set the goal a little higher than last quarter and divide it by 14, one part for each of the 12 regular Sabbaths this quarter and two parts for Thirteenth Sabbath). Chart the weekly progress toward the quarter’s goal on the goal device.
To focus attention on the school in Myanmar, draw a large school building on posterboard. Photocopy silhouettes of children and place one around the building each week as the offering goal is reached.
Remind members that the ongoing work of the world church depends on Sabbath School mission giving every week, and that one quarter of the Thirteenth Sabbath Offering will go directly to the projects in Southern Asia-Pacific Division. On the twelfth Sabbath, report on mission giving during the quarter. Encourage members to double or triple their normal mission giving on Thirteenth Sabbath. Count the offering and record the amount given at the end of Sabbath School. This immediate feedback will encourage members to continue their mission giving.