What do you love about the Sabbath? Is it the chance to get out in nature? Perhaps it’s being able to switch off from the stress of work or study? To rest and re-energise. We know it’s good for our mental health and builds relationships. The Sabbath is truly a gift that transforms lives.
Throughout June, Adventists all around the South Pacific are being encouraged to join in and share their unique perspectives on the Sabbath. We believe the Sabbath is an amazing gift from a loving God—a gift that needs to be shared with others. Taking part in the Sabbath Gift promotion is easy. All you need to do is take out your phone and record a short video (no more than 60 seconds) expressing what the Sabbath means to you. Then share it on your social media platforms. Simple!
For those who possess a flair for visual storytelling, you might like to create a video capturing the joy and beauty of the Sabbath using the power of imagery rather than words. Or, if you like to create light-hearted videos, you may choose to share the delights of the Sabbath in a fun way. It’s up to you.
But that’s not all—there are other ways to get involved. By liking and sharing the videos created by others, you can amplify their messages and reach a wider audience. Or you can download the videos available at sabbathgift.info/share and share them on your own social media channels. You can also contribute through prayer, uplifting the promotion and all those involved in creating and sharing content, as well as those who engage with it.
We are aiming high with this promotion—we are hoping for 10 million views in June! For those who view the videos, we hope it will be the start of a journey of discovering the transformative power of the Sabbath. Beyond views, we are keen to engage with people. We will be running some live events and challenging people to give the Sabbath a try. We will also be encouraging people to join a small group or visit a local Adventist church.
The Sabbath Gift is an opportunity to create a ripple effect, carrying the positive and relevant messages of the Sabbath throughout the South Pacific. By sharing our experiences of the Sabbath, we can touch the lives of those who crave connection, seek meaning or yearn for respite from the chaos of life. To learn more about the Sabbath Gift and how to participate, visit sabbathgift.info/share.