2011 Mission Investment Projects
Each year the portion of Sabbath School Mission Investment Funds that are received by the North American Division are allocated to projects in two of our nine Unions on a rotating basis. The investment funds that are received in 2011 will go to projects in the Canadian Union and Southwestern Union.
Canadian Union Projects
Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland Church Plant
The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Newfoundland and Labrador has targeted this area in Central Newfoundland for a church plant. The work ha already begun there with a Bible instructor in place and several outreach programs offered. The Mission has rented the local Anglican Church for use on Sabbaths. The few Adventist members living in this area have been somewhat isolated until this project began.
First Nations Outreach in Ontario
The Ontario Conference includes in this mission statement plans to reach all people groups in its territory with the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Conference has the unique distinction of having 127 First Nations (Native American) communities. To date, only one of these communities has been entered. The Moosenee project is to plant a church that would reach out to the Reserve. The current plan is to use the Youth Department and a Bible instructor to work in preparation for public evangelism.
Southwestern Union Projects
Oklahoma City Metro Television Ministry
The Oklahoma Conference Ministerial and Evangelism departments have targeted Oklahoma City for television evangelism. The plan is to broadcast traditional evangelistic meetings by purchasing one hour per week on a major television network in the OKC market. The program will be broadcast open air, on cable and also on major satellites. The plan will enhance the active evangelism program and set the stage for a coordinated major reaping event that will involve 20+ churches in teh metro OKC area. The plan has already been used in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area with success.
Houston Vietnamese Outreach
There are nearly 250,000 Vietnamese immigrants living in the Houston, Texas area. This is the second largest Vietnamese settlement in the United States. There is a Vietnamese church in Houston and they would like to increase their outreach to this large group. The plan is to introduce community service programs that will build a rapport with the people.