For more information on the cultures and history of the countries receiving this quarter’s Thirteenth Sabbath Offering, search the Internet by typing country names into your search engine. You can also check the travel section of a local library or visit a travel agency for brochures featuring photos of these countries.
Visit our website for additional photos, recipes, language pages, 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 Magazine” in the pull-down menu. Go to “Activities” and select the activity you want.
Adventist Mission DVD is a free video that features stories from the featured countries 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.AdventistMission.org to download one of the DVD programs.
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; then chart the weekly progress toward the quarter’s goal on the goal device.
Since all projects this quarter focus on buildings, draw a school or even a wall on a large piece of poster paper. Draw a simple brick and make enough photocopies to fill in the wall on the poster. Encourage Sabbath School members to “buy bricks” to help build up the wall.
Remind 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. Encourage members to double or triple their weekly giving on Thirteenth Sabbath.