Presentation on theme: "You will want to have a hard copy of the Mission Story ready to read during the Mission Story section. You can find the story on pages 6 and 7 of the First."— Presentation transcript:
You will want to have a hard copy of the Mission Story ready to read during the Mission Story section. You can find the story on pages 6 and 7 of the First Quarter Adventist Mission Youth and Adult Magazine. The title of the story is “Out of Slavery.” You can go to the website and find the link titled “Publications” to download the Adventist Mission Youth and Adult Magazine. You will want to have a hard copy of the Mission Story ready to read during the Mission Story section. You can find the story on pages 6 and 7 of the First Quarter Adventist Mission Youth and Adult Magazine. The title of the story is “Out of Slavery.” You can go to the website http://www.adventistmission.org/ and find the link titled “Publications” to download the Adventist Mission Youth and Adult Magazine. http://www.adventistmission.org/ Notes to Teachers
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Junior and/or Earliteen Sabbath School January 10, 2009
This Quarter the Thirteenth Sabbath Offering is going to the Southern Asia-Pacific Division Information adapted from Adventist Mission, Youth and Adult Magazine and the SDA Encyclopedia.
The Thirteenth Sabbath Offering will be used to help: Build a junior college classroom block for Palawan Adventist Academy in northern Philippines Build a junior college classroom block for Palawan Adventist Academy in northern Philippines Build a classroom block for a secondary school in Dumaguete, central Philippines Build a classroom block for a secondary school in Dumaguete, central Philippines Complete a secondary school in Zamboanga, in southern Philippines. Complete a secondary school in Zamboanga, in southern Philippines.
Before learning more in future weeks about those three projects, let’s look at the other countries in the Southern Asia-Pacific Division. Encarta
The Southern Asia-Pacific Division includes 20 countries, almost 744 million people and more than 876,000 Adventist members in the countries of Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam. It also includes several islands in the Pacific north of the equator.
Rick McEdward serves as the Adventist Mission Director for the Southern Asia-Pacific Division. Rick works with Global Mission pioneers to start new groups of believers in cities and remote jungle areas. The territory is made up of 20 countries and scores of languages. Adventist missionaries have worked to bring the good news of God’s love to this area of the world for over 100 years. Rick McEdward
The first Seventh-day Adventist to visit Sri Lanka appears to have been Abram La Rue, the pioneer self-supporting lay missionary in eastern Asia, who was there sometime between 1888 and his death in 1903. In 1904 evangelists from England began preaching the Adventist message in Colombo, capital of Sri Lanka. The first converts were baptized in 1916. Sri Lanka Abram LaRue
Sabbath School mission offerings had built a Seventh-day Adventist school, but people in the nearby villages did not want the school to be close by. They weren’t friendly, that is, until the day the truck and the mission family inside survived a serious accident with only a few small dents in the truck’s fender. The driver of the big yellow truck had swerved to miss a bus, and the truck plunged 150 feet (50 meters) down a steep cliff. As they returned home, the villagers now came out and called “Your God is a good God! Your God is with you! We want to send our children to your school!” Many will remember Eric B. Hare’s story of the big yellow truck, set in the highlands of Sri Lanka. Eric B. Hare Eric B. Hare and the big yellow truck
The first Seventh-day Adventist church on Sri Lanka was organized in 1922, and in 1963 land was purchased in Kandy for the first SDA medical clinic to be opened in Sri Lanka. The island now has 36 Adventist churches and more than 3500 members. Please pray for the believers in Sri Lanka as they continue to show their neighbors that our God is a good and loving God.
Time for the Mission Story We are taking the good news to the entire world. Read the Mission Story on pages 6 and 7 of the First Quarter Adventist Mission Youth and Adult Magazine while slowly progressing through the next 3 slides.
The name of the person in the story is “Nahob.”
Divide into groups of two or three. We’ll look at some clues, and see how quickly you can figure out the answer to the question, “How long was Joseph separated from his family?” You can find the answer to each clue from the Bible text provided.
Clue 1. How old was Joseph when his brothers sold him into slavery? Genesis 37:2
Clue 2. How many years did Joseph work for Potiphar? According to Patriarchs and Prophets, p.214, 10 years.
Clue 3. How much time did Joseph spend in prison? Genesis 40:1; 41:1
Clue 4. How old was Joseph when Pharaoh made him second in command in all of Egypt? Genesis 41:46
Clue 5. How many years of plenty were there? Genesis 41:28-30.
Clue 6. How many years of famine had passed when Joseph’s brothers first came to Egypt to buy food? Genesis 45:6.
Okay, put these clues together, do your math, and the answer is…? (How long was Joseph separated from his family?)
To solve the puzzle, subtract how old Joseph was when he left home from how old he was when his brothers came to Egypt. If you got 22 years, you are officially correct – congratulations!
Power Point God blesses when we serve in spite of Satan’s obstacles.