Bring Missions Home
An excellent way to make missions an integral part of a Christian home is through the use of a self-denial box. Children can be taught at an early age about living unselfishly that others may be blessed. Self-denial boxes also serve as reminders that we have been called to take the good news to those who have not heard, and can also provide opportunities to encourage others to get involved in missions.
“Will you not ask your children to put into this box the money that they would otherwise spend for candy and other needless things? When visitors come to your home, they will see the box, and will ask in regard to it. Let the children tell the story of their effort to help a needy missionary field by denying self...Many should become interested in the work of placing these boxes in homes... A blessing will surely follow the gifts of self-denial thus brought to the Master.”
--Ellen White, The Gospel Herald, May 1, 1910
A SUGGESTION FOR A SELF-DENIAL BOX:
A five gallon water container works very well as it is transparent and quite large. On the container you can attach a sign that may say something like, "Christ is coming ASAP... Reach Asia Now!" or "We want Jesus to come ASAP!"