Following are sources of information that have proved helpful in preparing programs for Children’s Mission.
Visit our Web site 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 “Mission Resources” in the middle of the page. Click on the “Activities” menu in the “Children’s Mission Magazine” box, 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 visit the library or a travel agency for more information on specific countries or regions of western Africa.
Offering device: The children’s offering this quarter will help provide library books for children in two schools in Benin and Senegal. Every week that the children reach their offering goal, add a photo of a child’s Christian book to the map of West-Central Africa. Or use a drawing of a simple school and add photos of children each week the children meet their offering goal.
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.
Some stories in this issue of Children’s Mission have been adapted from earlier mission quarterlies.