The Seventh-day Adventist Church's Office of Adventist Mission last week debuted its first multi-lingual edition of the Adventist Mission DVD, a resource informing members of mission projects worldwide.
In addition to English, the free quarterly DVD now includes French, Portuguese and Spanish.
Since 2006, the free quarterly DVD has been sent to every Adventist congregation in North America and each administrative office around the world. While some regions will continue to reproduce the audio for their language group (such as Korean and German), this marks the first time the DVD has been mass-produced in multiple languages.
"We're already getting great feedback on this from Portuguese- and Spanish-speaking countries," said Dan Weber, one of the DVD's producers.
More people in different regions will be able to use the new version, according to several church leaders. "[This] will enable us to bring this material to some 80 percent of the congregations in Central America," said Carlyle Bayne, a ministries director for the church's Inter-American region.
Each DVD features about a dozen stories of varying length showing ways Adventists around the world are sharing God's love through mission. The DVD is typically viewed during Sabbath School, church, between services or in homes. Each DVD has at least one story written for and narrated by a child.
Stories on this quarter's DVD include features on a floating clinic in Indonesia, a believer's commitment to faith in hostile surroundings in Cote D'Ivoire, and other projects throughout Southeast Asia and Africa.
To order a complimentary copy of the Adventist Mission DVD or to watch stories online, visit www.AdventistMission.org.