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History of the 13th Sabbath Offering

The 13th Sabbath Offering allows us to give to specific projects that grow the church in tangible ways.

One of the first 13th Sabbath Offerings in 1912 helped develop the River Plate Academy and school of theology in Argentina. Today the River Plate campus houses a university with 2,500 students as well as elementary and secondary schools enrolling 1,000 students. Our offerings have been instrumental in growing institutions such as these around the world.

Past 13th Sabbath Offering Projects

Data is from 2010 on. Past years will be added in the future.





2010 1st


Burundi, Rwanda

1) Hospital in Bujumbura, Burundi; Multipurpose building, University of Central Africa, Kigali, Rwanda. 2) Train children’s ministries leaders and provide supplies to teach children, Rwanda. 3) Children’s Project: school uniforms for children, Rwanda.

2010 2nd


Belgium, Bulgaria, Portugal

1) Church for existing multi-ethnic group in Brussels, Belgium. 2) Church for Romani congregation in Sofia, Bulgaria. 3) Expand and modernize a mission school on the island of Madeira, a province of Portugal.

2010 3rd


Denmark, Finland, Poland, Sudan, Pakistan, Israel

1) International church (English-speaking) in Denmark. 2) Church in Nummela, Finland. 3) Youth/outreach campground in Poland. 4) Children’s project: Bibles for children in Sudan, Pakistan, and Hebrew children in Israel.

2010 4th



1) Special offering to rebuild Adventist University in Haiti, churches destroyed by the February 2010 earthquake.

2011 1st



1) Classroom blocks at secondary schools in Tamil Nadu (James), Kerala (Kottarakara), and Maharashtra (Lasalgaon). 2) One new church for existing congregation in each union (8 total).

2011 2nd


Azerbaijan, Russia, Armenia, Georgia

1) Church buildings for three congregations in Azerbaijan and Russia. 2) Children’s Project: Sabbath School lesson materials for children in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia.

2011 3rd


Ghana, Cameroon

1) Provide a church for Valley View University, Accra, Ghana. 2) Provide a science building for Cosendai Adventist University in Cameroon. 3) Children’s Project: Provide school supplies for children throughout the division.

2011 4th


United States, Canada

1) Plant a church among the Navajo people in the southwestern United States. 2) Provide resources to train Bible workers and plant churches among refugee populations throughout North America. 3) Children’s Project: Train and equip Native American teens to share God’s love through Vacation Bible School-type programs among Native American populations.

2012 1st


Mongolia, Japan, South Korea, China

1) Providing a youth training center in Mongolia. 2) Build a church for an existing congregation in Amami Oshima. 3) Constructing a multicultural outreach center in Korea. 4) Teaching digital language programming in China.

2012 2nd


Indonesia, Myanmar

1) Enlarge the Adventist hospital in Manado, Sulawesi, in eastern Indonesia. 2) Provide medical equipment for a hospital in Medan, Sumatra, in western Indonesia. 3) Expand the Yangon Adventist Seminary (K-12) in Yangon, Myanmar. 4) Children’s Project: Distribute Bibles for children in one country in southeastern Asia.

2012 3rd


Namibia, South Africa, Madagascar

1) Distribute MP3 Players containing Bible stories for the Himba and Herero people of northern Namibia. 2) Build a classroom block for Riverside Adventist School in Cape Town, South Africa. 3) Provide a multipurpose building for Zurcher Adventist University in Madagascar. 4) Provide a classroom block for a school in northwestern Madagascar. 5) Children’s Project: Provide a worship center for children in Ingwavuma, South Africa.

2012 4th


Brazil, Peru

1) Churches for existing congregations in west-central Brazil. 2) Church for Central Brazil Adventist Academy. 3) Churches for existing congregations in northern Peru. 4) Classrooms for an Adventist high school in Chiclayo, Peru. 5) Children’s Project: Training material for children who lead small groups in northern Peru.

2013 1st


Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu

1) Construct clinics in at least four isolated areas in Papua New Guinea. 2) Purchase solar-powered MP3 players for Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu. 3) Children’s Project: Provide 15,000 Bibles for children in the islands of the South Pacific to use and share with their families.

2013 2nd


Kenya, Tanzania, Congo

1) Build housing for teachers and married students at the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton, Kenya. 2) Build a classroom block for Baraton Elementary School on the campus of University of Eastern Africa in Kenya. 3) Complete construction Mwanza Adventist Hospital in Tanzania. 4) Provide a classroom block at Lukanga Adventist University in Congo. 5) Start construction on a lay-training center in Kinshasa, Congo. 6) Provide two lamb shelters (children’s worship centers) in Kinshasa, Congo

2013 3rd


Portugual, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria

1) Provide a community outreach center and church for immigrants outside Lisbon, Portugal. 2) Reach out to students at major state universities in Czech Republic and Slovakia. 3) Provide a church for the Romani (Gypsy) people in western Bulgaria. 4) Children’s Project: Build Sabbath worship facilities for the Romani (Gypsy) children in western Bulgaria.

2013 4th


Greece, Macedonia, England

1) Establish an evangelistic training center in Athens, Greece. 2) Establish an evangelistic training center in Macedonia. 3) Renovate the women’s dormitory on the campus of Newbold College. 4) Create Bible 3-D exhibitions in each union of the division. 5) Children’s Project: Establish Messy Church congregations in each field.

2014 1st


Benin, Senegal

1) Build a primary school in Parakou, Benin. 2) Build a primary school in Dakar, Senegal. 3) Children’s Project: Provide library books for the new schools in Benin and Senegal

2014 2nd


India, Bhutan

1) Build seven churches across India. 2) Provide a men’s dormitory at Flaiz Adventist College, India. 3) Provide a boy’s dormitory at Karmatar Seventh-day Adventist School, India. 4) Expand classrooms at the Kollegal Adventist School, India. 5) Build a meeting hall in Bhutan.

2014 3rd


Russia, Belarus, Ukraine

1) Build a church/center of influence in Kazan, Tatarstan, Russian Federation. 2) Establish a church/center of influence in Minsk, Belarus. 3) Build or expand schools in Cherkasy, Lviv, Vinnytsya, Ukraine. 4) Establish an educational complex in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine. 5) Children’s Project: Build a children’s playground in front of the church in Kazan.

2014 4th


Belize, Jamaica

1) Build an evangelistic center in Belmopan, Belize. 2) Provide a youth camp in northern Belize. 3) Establish a maternal healthcare center and dental clinic at the Good Samaritan Inn, Jamaica. 4) Children’s Project: Provide a dental chair reserved for children in the new dental clinic at the Good Samaritan Inn.

2015 1st


United States, Guam (United States)

1) Build bathhouses with showers and toilets at Camp Polaris, near Dillingham, Alaska. 2) Host 35 evangelistic meetings simultaneously across the Mountain View Conference, West Virginia. 3) Provide gymnasiums for Adventist schools in the Guam-Micronesia Mission.

2015 2nd


Mongolia, Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan

1) Add-on four classrooms and a library to the Adventist school in Mongolia. 2) Provide an international evangelistic center for the immigrant population in Japan. 3) Build a youth evangelism training center in South Korea. 4) Construct house churches in 16 large cities of China. 5) Create three centers of influence in Taiwan. 6) Children’s Project: Give books for the school library in Mongolia.

2015 3rd


Timor-Leste, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh

1) Continue construction on the Timor-Leste Adventist International School (TAIS) in the capital city of Dili. 2) Build a church at the Lakpahana Adventist College and Seminary in Sri Lanka. 3) Construct a school of nursing at the Bangladesh Adventist Seminary and College in Gazipur. 4) Children’s Project: Provide desks for the school children at TAIS.

2015 4th


Botswana, Zimbabwe

1) Build the Gateway Adventist Primary School in Botswana. 2) Construct the Gweru Adventist Health Center in Gweru, Zimbabwe. 3) Extend the dining hall at Solusi University.

2016 1st


Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay

1) Build two floating church/clinics on the Amazon and Solimoes Rivers. 2) Provide a church for the Agro-Industrial Adventist Trans-Amazon Academy, Brazil. 3) Construct a center of influence in Asuncion, Paraguay. 4) Plant a new church in Asuncion, Paraguay. 5) Build a center of influence in La Teja, Montevido, Uruguay. 6) Establish a new church in Goew, Montevideo, Uruguay.

2016 2nd


New Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, New Calendonia

1) Produce local programming for the new Hope Channel New Zealand. 2) Build a family wellness center in Fiji. 3) Children’s Project: Fund 28 children’s discipleship centers (“lamb centers”) in Papua New Guinea, Trans-Pacific Union, and New Caledonia.

2016 3rd


Rwanda, South Sudan

1) Add dormitories and a cafeteria to the Adventist University of Central Africa, Rwanda. 2) Build a “lamb shelter” at the Central Adventist Church in Juba, South Sudan.

2016 4th


Austria, France, Italy

1) Construct a new building for the International Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Vienna, Austria. 2) Provide a Jewish-American Friendship Center in Paris, France. 3) Build an Adventist church in Rugusa, Italy.

2017 1st


Ireland, Croatia, Norway, Poland

1) Build a church in Dublin, Ireland. 2) Build a dormitory at Marusevec Adventist Secondary School, Croatia. 3) Build evangelistic international youth center, Oslo, Norway. 4) Establish Hope Channel studio, Warsaw, Poland. 5) Children’s Project: Vacation Bible Schools in each union to reach un-churched children.

2017 2nd


Gabon, Nigeria

1) Build a new secondary school in Franceville, Gabon. 2) Build a multipurpose center at Babcock University in Ogun State, Nigeria.

2017 3rd



1) A training center for division-wide church meetings and training programs in Telangana state in central India. 2) A girls’ dormitory in Nagaland state in northeastern India. 3) A girls’ dormitory at James Memorial Higher Secondary School in Tamil Nadu state in southeastern India. 4) A classroom block for Vellarada Adventist High School in Kerala state in southern India. 5) A classroom block for Alate Adventist High School in Maharashtra state in western India.

2017 4th


Moldova, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Kazakhstan

1) A multipurpose retreat complex for Pathfinders and adults in Rezina, Moldova. 2) A Mentoring Through Sports program for children and teens in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. 3) A multipurpose sports complex at Heritage Christian School in Tokmok, Kyrgyzstan. 4) A Serve and Shine Outreach Center in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. 5) A Gospel Harbor Outreach Center of Influence in Vladivostok, Russia. 6) Children’s Project: A children’s preschool in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan.

2018 1st


Puerto Rico (United States), Trinidad, Mexico

1) Build center of evangelism, Antillean Adventist University, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. 2) Build university church building, University of the Southern Caribbean, Maracas, Trinidad. 3) Build seven-story community center, Southeast Adventist Hospital, Villahermosa, Mexico.

2018 2nd


United States, Canada, Ebey (Marshall Islands)

1) Holbrook Seventh-day Adventist Indian School, Arizona, United States. 2) Mamawi Atosketan Native School, Alberta, Canada. 3) Ebeye Seventh-day Adventist School, Ebeye Island, Marshall Islands.

2018 3rd


South Korea, Mongolia, Japan, Taiwan

1) A holistic inner-city church plant in an unnamed country. 2) The first Adventist church in Sejong, South Korea. 3) A boarding academy in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. 4) A youth evangelism training center at Tokyo’s Setagaya Church in Japan. 5) Six city health centers in Taiwan.

2018 4th


Pakistan, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines

1) Better Living health center, Lahore, Pakistan. 2) Adventist International Mission School, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. 3) Essential Life Center, Battambang, Cambodia. 4) Namthipsavan Language School, Laos. 5) Youth outreach centers, Peninsular Malaysia. 6) Literacy training center, Lake Sebu, Philippines. 7) Children’s project: Eleven children’s Sabbath School classrooms, Sarawak, Malaysia.

2019 1st


Mozambique, São Tomé and Príncipe

1) Expand food and nutrition department at Mozambique Adventist University, Beira. 2) Establish an orphanage for children who lost parents to HIV/AIDS, Nampula. 3) Construct an elementary school, Milange. 4) Set up an alcohol and drug rehabilitation center, São Tomé. 5) Build a new church, São Tomé. 6) Construct an auditorium for K-12 school, São Tomé. 7) Children’s Project: Portuguese Bibles for children from needy families in Mozambique and São Tomé and Príncipe.

2019 2nd


Brazil, Peru

1) Plant a church and health-focused community center in Aruana, Brazil. 2) Acquire property for a church and community center in Salvador, Brazil. 3) Open a youth-focused community center with English-language school in Cusco, Peru. 4) Establish a church and medical center in Pucallpa, Peru.

2019 3rd


American Samoa (United States), Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu, Australia

1) “Save 10,000 Toes,” a campaign to prevent toe amputations through health services in American Samoa, Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, and Vanuatu. 2) Construct Hope TV and radio studios in Tongatapu, Tonga. 3) Produce “Daniel Children’s Series,” a 13-part animated series for children aged 8-12 following the adventures of Daniel and his three friends, in Australia.

2019 4th


Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia

1) Expand health services at Kinshasa Adventist Clinic, Democratic Republic of Congo. 2) Build three auditoriums at Philip Lemon Adventist University, Democratic Republic of Congo. 3) Construct classrooms at Goma Adventist University, Democratic Republic of Congo. 4) Open field headquarters, Wau, South Sudan. 5) Establish Juba Adventist Secondary School, South Sudan. 6) Construct Kisumu Adventist Hospital, Kenya. 7) Build four children’s Sabbath School classrooms, Ethiopia.

2020 1st


Spain, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria

1) Expand Sagunto Adventist College with a new seminary building in Spain. 2) Renovate the landmark main building at Marienhöhe Academy in Darmstadt, Germany. 3) Establish an educational outreach program for vulnerable children in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. 4) Build a church with a children’s center in Sofia, Bulgaria.

2020 2nd


Norway, Serbia, Cyprus

1) Open a center of influence in Sortland, Norway. 2) Establish a church in New Belgrade, Serbia. 3) Construct a church and center of influence in Nicosia, Cyprus.

2020 3rd


Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria

1) Construct Kobaya Academy, a K-12 school, in Conakry, Guinea. 2) Open an elementary school/center of influence in Buchanan, Liberia. 3) Establish a medical center in Abuja, Nigeria.

2020 4th



Construct 1) Boys’ dormitory, Garmar Academy, Rajanagaram, Andhra Pradesh state. 2) Five classrooms, Flaiz Adventist College, Rustumbada, Andhra Pradesh state. 3) Church building, Amritsar, Punjab state. 4) Church building, Ranchi, Jharkhand state. 5) Dormitory, Seventh-day Adventist School, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh state. 6) Second phase of school building at Roorkee Adventist College, Roorkee, Uttarakhand state. 7) New buildings for Central Kannada and Savanagar Tamil churches in Karnataka state. 8) Two classrooms, Seventh-day Adventist English High School, Azam Nagar, Karnataka state. 9) Boys’ dormitory, E.D. Thomas Memorial Higher Secondary School, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu state. 10) Labs and library, Thirumala Seventhday Adventist Secondary School, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala state. 11) School building, Spicer Adventist University, Aundh, Pune, Maharashtra state.