This quarter features the Southern Asia-Pacific Division, which includes the countries of Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, East Timor, Vietnam, and islands of the Pacific, including Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, and Wake Island. Almost 800 million people live in this region, of which almost 1.1 million are Seventh-day Adventists. About one person out of about 700 is an Adventist.
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.
Words and phrases in Indonesian, Burmese, and Karen are featured in the quarterly. An audio version of Burmese, called “See It, Say It,” is featured on our website, www.AdventistMission.org. Click on “Resources” and “Children’s Activities.”
The special children’s project this quarter will help provide Bibles for children in one country in southeastern Asia. Make copies of the covers of different Bibles (or use felt Bibles). Copy the map of the Southern Asia-Pacific
Division from the quarterly or the line drawing of the map, available on our website. Place a Bible on the map for every week the children reach their offering goal for the quarter.
Yours in His service,
Editor, Children's Mission