Following are sources of information that have proved helpful in preparing programs for Children’s Mission.
For more information on the rich culture and history of India, look in the travel section of a local library or online. Try India’s official site, india.gov.in, or check out incredibleindia.org, a website filled with pictures and videos of some of India’s most colorful sites.
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. Click on “Resources” and “Children’s Activities.” Go to the second quarter and select activities.
Mission 360 DVD is a free video that features the Thirteenth Sabbath Offering projects and other stories from Southern Asia. Ask your Sabbath School superintendent to make a copy for you, or visit www.AdventistMission.org to download the DVD.
Embassies and Tourism Offices can also provide information on their country. In North America, contact:
Embassy of India, 2536 Massachusetts Avenue N.W., Washington, DC 20008 (202-939-9839), or contact the Government of India Tourist Office, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Suite 15, North Mezzanine, New York, NY 10112 (212-586-4901).
Royal Bhutan Embassy, Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Bhutan to the UN, 763 United Nations Plaza(1st Ave.) New York, N.Y.10017 (212- 682-2268/682-2312/682-2371/682-2752
Embassy of Nepal, 2131 Leroy Pl., Washington, D.C., 20008, (202-667-4550).
Remind Sabbath School 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. Explain that one fourth of the Thirteenth Sabbath Offering is dedicated to the special projects featured this quarter. The remaining three fourths goes into the world mission fund to support the worldwide mission work of the Adventist Church.