This story is from the third quarter 2011 Adventist Mission DVD. You can watch the Adventist Mission DVD in your local church or online at www.AdventistMission.org.
This smiling boy is just one of the more than 200,000 students who attend Seventh-day Adventist elementary schools in West-Central Africa. They all are taught the same things that we learn. Spelling, writing, math and French or English in some countries. Their teachers work hard to prepare these students for their future lives as businesspeople, airplane pilots, teachers.... they can be almost anything they want.
But not all children are as fortunate as these children. Some children struggle to get a good education. Many come from homes where they have trouble finding enough money to buy a pencil.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church in West-Central Africa has come up with a special project to help buy school supplies for these children. These supplies will be handed out by Adventist students to children who don’t have the tools they need to do well in school.
This is a great way for these children to meet Christian young people who care about their needs.
Adventist students will learn how it feels to share with those who have less than they do, and how easy it is to reach out to people in their communities.
You never know, maybe your mission offerings will help introduce a young person in West-Central Africa to Jesus. Thank you for doing your part in helping to reach out to the children of the world through the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
The next thing I knew, the door flew open, and I was staring down at a double-barreled sawed-off shotgun.
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