For more information on the cultures and history of the South Pacific, check the travel section of a local library. 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. Point to “Resources” and click on “Children’s Activities” in the drop-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.
Print off line drawings of medical supplies each clinic needs to minister to the people such as bandages, splints, a stethoscope, a blood pressure cuff, and simple medications such as aspirin, antibiotics, and malarial treatments.. Each week that the offering goal is reached, add a medical supply.
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.
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 North America. 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.