First Sabbath Offering for for Missions
Can you imagine attending a Sabbath school where nobody in the class has a Sabbath school lesson? Although today there are various ways to access the lessons—electronic devices, the internet and so forth—some of these options are not available in many mission fields nor to many Sabbath school students in several countries.
The years of the global pandemic caused enormous difficulties related to the circulation of the Sabbath Bible Lessons in many countries due to the cost to produce the lessons as well as the transportation of materials across borders. For instance, there are places where the postal service has been completely suspended for a long time, so some Pacific islands have not been able to receive the lessons for more than two years.
Also, in many countries on the African continent, the borders were closed so there seemed no way to send the lessons to most of them. God has been merciful to our brethren and opened the windows when doors were closed. All the postal services were suspended, but there were international express services such as DHL and similar specialized carriers operating. While the cost of shipping has increased tremendously, we are grateful to be able to send the lessons to most of the brethren in African countries.
We are very thankful to the Lord that many borders began to open last year. Now is our chance to help the missions so they can have their Sabbath Bible Lessons again.
“Union is strength; division is weakness. When those who believe present truth are united, they exert a telling influence.”—Testimonies for the Church, vol. 5, p. 236.
As we all study the same lessons together, this aim is better achieved.
Please consider this cause and give generously so everyone in the mission field can have access to the Sabbath Bible Lessons and we can study together to grow spiritually and be ready for the Lord’s soon return.
May God richly bless you and your gift just as the widow and her two mites given for the Lord’s cause!
The General Conference Publishing Department