For more information on the cultures and history of central Brazil and northern Peru, 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 Spanish, the official language of Peru, and Portuguese, the official language of Brazil. Look for recipes and other activities from these countries as well. Go to www.AdventistMission.org. Click on “Resources” and “Children’s Activities” in the pop-up menu. Click on “fourth quarter” and select the activity you want.
n 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). (Note that Thirteenth Sabbath falls on December 22 this year, but the quarter ends on December 29.) Chart the weekly progress toward the quarter’s goal on the goal device.
To focus attention on the projects, download the cover photo or one of the photos of a church plant that will benefit from the Thirteenth Sabbath Offering from the Adventist Mission website (at www.AdventistMission.org, “Resources” and “Mission Quarterlies”) and mount it on poster board. Every week that your goal is met (or your cumulative goal is met), add a simple church to the poster.
Remind members that the ongoing work of the world church depends on Sabbath School mission giving every week of the year and that one fourth of the Thirteenth Sabbath Offering will go directly to the featured projects in the South American Division.
On the Sabbath before Thirteenth Sabbath is celebrated, report on mission giving during the quarter. Encourage members to double or triple their normal mission giving for their Thirteenth Sabbath Offering. 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.