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As the World Turns
Teacher Guide ~ Day C4

Jesus is right for whatever is wrong in your life.

Spiritual Focus:

Many Adventist college students and young adults are giving years of mission service around the world--for free--just to serve God.

Memory Verse: 
    Philippians 4:6-7

Hymn:   #469 Leaning on the Everlasting Arms and #545 Savior, Like a Shepherd

Student Activities:

 

 

Class Explorations:  Adventist Frontier Missions

Read Matthew 24:14 (again).

In the past twenty-five years there have been Adventist Christians who have taken this verse seriously.  What has to happen before Jesus comes?

The good news of Jesus will go to ALL people.

There are over 1.5 billion people who have never heard of Jesus.  They will never hear the gospel unless someone goes and tells them. Adventist Frontier Missions seeks to augment the ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church by establishing church-planting movements among people groups where there is no Adventist presence.

Adventist Frontier missionaries learn the language and culture of the people they go to reach.  Slowly--sometimes it takes years--they begin raising up a body of believers, committed to spreading the gospel among their people. 

The goal of Frontier Missions it to build a mother church with at least one daughter church and one granddaughter church. These finished projects are strong and growing with church members trained for outreach to sharing the gospel with others.

After AFM missionaries leave a project, the established churches continue to grow and new churches are planted. For the past twenty-five years these missionaries give up one or more years of their lives to serve in some religiously dark area.  College kids and young adults from around the world are serving as missionaries with only a small amount of monthly income to live on.  The funds for AFM missionaries are contributed by generous people.  There are many schools and families who contribute money monthly to support this mission service.

Adventist Frontier Missions began with a group of college students who realized that the Adventist church was not going to meet the needs of spreading the gospel by itself. 
 

In March, 1987, AFM sent its first missionary family, Marc and Aunie Scalzi with their two children, to plant the church among the Ifugao people of northern Luzon, Philippines. They spent six years there and left a well-established church of about one hundred baptized members as well as several smaller groups under the pastorship of an Ifugao layman whom Marc discipled. The Ifugao church continued to evangelize and grow, and within about two years the membership doubled.

There are still many places around the world with people who have never heard the good news of Jesus.  Here are a few:

Papua New Guinea, Mongolia, Cambodia, Burkina Faso, Benin, Mali, Guinea, Albania, Greece, India, China, Thailand, and Nepal.

Some of the areas are dangerous for Christians.  But God is blessing. 

Read Psalm 91 as a voice choir.

PRAYER  (Be sure to pray for the misisonaries)