First Sabbath Offering for Education Department
The need of workers in the Lord’s vineyard is clear. “With such an army of workers as our youth, rightly trained, might furnish, how soon the message of a crucified, risen, and soon-coming Saviour might be carried to the whole world!”—Education, p. 271.
The work is there, and the church must invest to be sure that our children and youth would be “rightly trained” to fulfill the Lord’s commission and “Go ye into all the world and teach all nations.”
The Seventh Day Adventist Reform Movement is investing resources into the educational work in various places, formats and languages of instruction to meet this objective. From childhood education through to high education missionary schools, our young people are receiving a firm foundation in the “Present Truth” and in the best methods whereby this truth can be presented to other souls.
“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.
“It is to fortify the youth against the temptations of the enemy that we have established schools where they may be qualified for usefulness in this life and for the service of God throughout eternity.”—Counsels to Parents, Teachers, and Students, p. 495.
By God’s grace the established schools have expanded to include satellite programs, seminar programs, and recently online education platforms to ensure that everyone can have access to the education. These online platforms from the campuses of our schools in Colombia and the United States of America make it possible for students to get a missionary education regardless of where they live.
Please show your support for the training of our youth by your generous contribution to this fund. Your generous gift will contribute to the development of this rewarding branch of God’s work.
Thank you in advance and may God bless the gifts and givers.
General Conference Education Department