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  SABBATH, AUGUST 1, 2015

First Sabbath Offering for missionary schools

In loving obedience to the Saviour’s commission, “Go ye into all the world” and teach all nations, the Seventh Day Adventist Reform Movement is striving to prepare qualified workers to accomplish this task.

Missionary schools are one of the main means for this preparation. These schools, being established in different parts of the world, are to be focussed on instructing our young people in the “Present Truth” and how to spread it abroad.

“True education is missionary training. Every son and daughter of God is called to be a missionary; we are called to the service of God and our fellow men; and to fit us for this service should be the object of our education.”—The Ministry of Healing, p. 395.

In carrying out this educational work, a double advantage is gained. Not only are the sincere, thirsting souls benefitted, but also the messengers who will themselves be strengthened and brought into a closer connection with God.

The Lord’s messenger endorsed this kind of activity and encouraged believers to engage in it:

“He who strives to obtain knowledge in order that he may labor for the ignorant and perishing is acting his part in fulfilling God’s great purpose for mankind. In unselfish service for the blessing of others he is meeting the high ideal of Christian education.”—Counsels to Parents, Teachers, and Students, p. 545.

“The Lord calls for strong, devoted, self-sacrificing young men and women, who will press to the front, and who, after a short time spent in school, will go forth prepared to give the message to the world.”—Ibid., p.549.

Therefore, we kindly appeal to all the believers around the world, to open their heart for this need and to contribute generously for the development of this rewarding branch of God’s work on this Sabbath, when a special offering will be collected for this purpose.

We want to thank you in advance for your generosity and trust that God will richly bless the gifts and the givers.

Your brethren from the Education Department

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