2014 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 2014 will go to projects in the Lake Union and Columbia Union.
Lake Union Projects
Inner Cities Project
The inner city school districts consider churches to be resources for the community. This project is to go to the various schools and offer spiritual programs, such as Vacation Bible School (FLAG camp), and to train leaders to assist the impoverished. These dynamic programs create and foster friendships and evangelistic connections within the community
Detroit, Michigan Project
The Burns Seventh-day Adventist Church, located in the heart of Detroit, Michigan, is primarily focused on providing a soup kitchen, mentoring programs for high-risk teens, and conducting Revelation and Eternity Prophecy seminars. Other areas of emphasis are self-development seminars, including drugs, alcohol, finances, divorce, and domestic violence awareness. Also included are tending to two community greenhouses and a community garden.
Columbia Union Project
The purpose of this project is the restoration of character through true education. This initiative will develop leadership that will labor for the conversion of souls, as Jesus commissioned us. One objective is to inspire and empower churches each year to develop a culture of evangelism. This will empower youth and young adults to be engaged in the mission of the church. SOULS EAST will recruit, train, mentor, and send out teams of students to work with local churches in the cycle of evangelism through Bible work, literature ministry, and health ministry. These activities will take place throughout the Columbia Union in selected areas and churches and will be in partnership with SOULS WEST, http://soulswest.org .