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First Sabbath Offering for the GC Education Department

Education, like sanctification, is the work of a lifetime, an intrinsic part of the human experience. This Sabbath we ask for your support in making this vital part of the church expand its reach.

We are to learn to be missionaries from our earliest years. “Every true disciple is born into the kingdom of God as a missionary”(The Desire of Ages, p. 195). “And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up” (Deuteronomy 6:7). And when the victory has been secured, and sin and sinners are no more, the work of education will continue.

Now as never before, our church must be ready to provide materials that parents can use to establish proper educational foundations for their children, youth can grow in a knowledge of God’s will, and adults can continue to be enriched.

Sadly, most educational institutions have moved away from teaching fundamentals to becoming indoctrination centers for worldliness. Realizing just how much influence schooling has on their children, many have requested materials to assist in educating them for the honor and glory of God.

Therefore, the GC Education Department is creating an entire curriculum with this very aim as its focus. Partnering with our educators and the various unions and field conferences, the work of preparing this curriculum is well underway.

Yet the project is larger than the sums available. We need your generous contributions to this offering to prepare the materials, translate them, and make them affordable. Your support makes it possible for us to prepare materials of the highest quality so that the students using them in our schools and home schools will be “qualified for usefulness in this life and for the service of God throughout eternity.”—Counsels to Parents, Teachers, and Students, p. 495.

We understand this project is large, but it is well worth it. With your support we will produce materials to equip the youngest among us to give the gospel message to all the world effectively.

Thank you in advance and may God bless the gifts and givers.

General Conference Education Department

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