Following are sources of information that have proved helpful in preparing programs for Children’s Mission. You may want to order these for your own Sabbath School.
Visit our website for additional recipes, language pages, puzzles, and other activities that you can download and print to make mission more fun for children. Go to www.AdventistMission.org. Click “Children’s Mission Magazine” in the middle of the page. Click on the “Activities” menu and select the activity you want.
Your web browser may allow you to print the children’s mission prayer cards as a full-page photo, giving you an excellent tool to show the child’s photo during mission time in Sabbath School. Go to www.AdventistMissions.org and click on “Children’s Mission.” Click on “Archives/Downloads” at the bottom of the left column. Find the “MissionCardsForKids” PDF file, and open it. Print the page(s) you wish, telling your browser to print “fit to page.”
Adventist Mission DVD is a free video that features stories from the featured countries as well as the worldwide mission of the church. Ask your Sabbath School superintendent to make you a copy of it for you to use. Or go online at www.AdventistMission.org and click on DVD in the “Resources” box in the middle of the page to download one of the DVD programs.
For more information: Search on the Internet for information on individual countries by name. Or ask a local travel agency for any colorful brochures from England, Greece, Macedonia, or any of the other countries of the Trans-European Division to help you portray the scenery and culture.
Offering device: The children’s offering this quarter will help establish Messy Church programs in all the countries of the Trans-European Division. Print the map of the division. (Find a PDF of the mission map at www.AdventistMission.org—click on the mission quarterly in the center of the page, then click on “Archives/Downloads” in lower left of screen. On the far right of the screen that pops up is a list of files available as PDFs. Find the map and click to download or print.) Cut photos of children from magazines or use a set of the mission cards for kids. Every week that the children reach their mission offering goal, add a photo to the map.
Remind children that their weekly mission offering and 75 percent of the Thirteenth Sabbath Offering helps the church around the world to tell people about Jesus. The remainder of the Thirteenth Sabbath Offering will go to the special projects listed on the back cover of the quarterly.