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May 18 - Why the Kids Stayed in Church

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    For more than 110 years,
    the 13th Sabbath Offering
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    has empowered
    the Seventh-day Adventist Church
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    to launch mission boats,
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    fly mission planes,
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    heal the sick,
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    educate young people,
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    reach the unreached,
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    and change lives.
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    The sacrificial giving
    of faithful Adventists
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    for more than a century
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    has brought light and hope
    to every corner of the globe.
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    Many of these offerings
    have gone toward children's projects.
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    In 2011, a portion
    of the 13th Sabbath Offering
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    was used to translate
    children's materials, like books,
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    into the local languages of Armenia,
    Azerbaijan, and Georgia.
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    More than ten years later,
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    we can see the effects
    that these materials had
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    on that generation of children.
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    Guram is a video editor
    in the Adventist Church
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    in the city of Tbilisi, Georgia.
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    The translated materials
    from the 2011 13th Sabbath Offering
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    were instrumental
    in shaping his spiritual life.
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    I was about eight years old
    when my parents brought me to church.
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    At that time, there was already
    a group of children
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    who would actively study the Bible.
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    These lessons, which were conducted
    in my native language,
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    significantly contributed
    to my getting to know God.
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    Years passed, and today,
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    I try to be actively involved in service.
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    Currently, with the support
    of Adventist World Radio,
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    I participate in the preparation
    of video materials.
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    I hope God will help us to do
    even more in our country.
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    In another Georgian city,
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    Lela remembers not being interested
    in church as a kid.
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    It wasn't until there were materials
    designed for her
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    that she started to enjoy going to church.
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    Lela grew closer to God
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    and began getting more involved in church.
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    Today, she's the assistant
    Sabbath school teacher for the children.
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    She loves passing on her passion for Jesus
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    to this young generation.
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    Children's classes are important
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    because children need to grow
    in understanding God
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    and grow in knowledge of God,
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    so they can stay in church
    when they grow up.
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    Thanks to your giving
    to the 13th Sabbath Offering in 2011,
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    children such as Guram and Lela
    have grown up loving Jesus
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    and continue to be active contributors
    to ministry as young adults.
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    The impact of this offering
    will only truly be known
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    when we all get to heaven.
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    Thank you for your support
    of the 13th Sabbath Offering
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    that makes a difference in so many lives.
Title:
May 18 - Why the Kids Stayed in Church
Description:

In 2011, a portion of the 13th Sabbath Offering was used to translate children’s materials, like books, into the local languages of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. Let's find out how that offering impacted kids at that time!

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Video Language:
English
Team:
Team Adventist
Project:
Mission Spotlight DVD
Duration:
03:02

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