Funding a Global Mission
Initial funding for Global Mission came from the sale of Loma Linda Foods in 1989 and 1990. The proceeds of that sale went to establish an endowment fund that supports Global Mission operational costs. The Annual Sacrifice Offering that comes during the annual Week of Prayer goes to Global Mission projects, and Global Mission is also supported by individual donors.
The 2005 General Conference session in St. Louis established the Office of Adventist Mission to both oversee Global Mission and also raise awareness of Adventist mission in general. Since the mid-1950s Adventists have increasingly donated to specific local projects, so that mission offerings have experienced a steady decline in terms of percentages of donations received.
The Sabbath School Offering supports new and established mission programs—hospitals, clinics, schools, etc.—while donations to Global Mission fund outreach to areas and people groups where there is no Adventist presence.
For Adventist mission resources and reports, visit www.AdventistMission.org.