Dear Sabbath School Leader,

This quarter our focus will be on the South American Division, which includes the countries of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay, and adjacent islands. About 315 million people live in these countries, and more than 2 million are Seventh-day Adventists. That means that about one person out of about 150 is an Adventist.

Special Yearlong Celebration

All year we’ve celebrated the centennial of the mission quarterlies, which were first produced in 1912, and the Thirteenth Sabbath Offering, which also was inaugurated in 1912. Throughout the year we have featured stories that appeared in Children’s Mission over the years, and some additional stories relating to the history of the mission offerings. We hope that you and the children have enjoyed learning more about what God has been doing to lead people to Jesus over the years.

Language Fun

Words and phrases in Portuguese (the official language of Brazil) and Spanish (the official language of Peru) are featured in the quarterly. An audio version of these languages, called “See It, Say It,” is featured on our website, www.AdventistMission.org. Click on “Resources” and “Children’s Activities.”

Offering Device

The special children’s project this quarter will help provide training materials for children who want to lead small groups in Peru. Download the cover photo of this quarterly from our website. Place a felt or print of a Bible every week to help the children see how quickly their offerings can make a difference.

Special Features

  •  Adventist Mission DVD this quarter contains several stories from the South American 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 cut from magazines or travel brochures. Print copies of the flags of Brazil and Peru from the mission quarterly or the website 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 www.AdventistMission.org. Click on “Resources” and “Children’s Activities.” Click on the current quarter.

Yours for the kingdom,

Charlotte Ishkanian
Editor, Children's Mission 

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