5-star Projects ★★★★★
Individuals can sponsor Signs of the Times magazine for family, friends and acquaintances monthly—and that’s great! But in order to reach the wider public, it’s necessary to place Signs where people are. Signs’ 5-star Projects do just that, right across the South Pacific. We’d love to have you partner with us, to reach more people than ever before.
Find a project below which inspires you, and give generously!
Where Its Needed Most
In order to reach the wider public, it’s necessary to place Signs where people are. Your donation will support all of the 5-Star Projects and place Signs magazines at locations where they’re needed most. Share Signs by donating and make a difference for God’s kingdom.
Right now, committed groups of Adventists (and others) are caring for the needs of their communities — often people struggling with social disadvantage or their health — and building positive relationships through their service. Demand for Signs magazines in these settings is high. Your donation will place Signs of the Times at locations including ADRA centres, food pantries, health services (eg, Sydney Adventist Hospital), and Adventist campgrounds and convention centres.
Australian Transport Outlets
A great place to leave Signs is where people are forced to wait and need something to read. And what better than Signs? Current locations include Melbourne, Broome, Townsville, Hobart and Launceston airports, aboard Tasmanian ferries and a Narrabri, NSW, bus-truck stop. The new Newcastle Airport project also falls under this category.
Outback Adventist Aviation
Adventist Aviation groups take Signs to remote towns and “grey nomads” deliver them to fuel stations and caravan parks as they travel. Some are sent to fixed locations, such as Alice Springs and Wagga Wagga, while others are given out by committed volunteer distributors. The Adventist Aviation groups in Queensland and WA conferences give away hundreds of magazines each month when they fly into remote communities. Struggling outback churches can also access these Signs.
The most productive means of distributing Signs is personal delivery. And there’s none better than a trained literature evangelist (LE) to do this. Sensing a need as they connect with new people in the community, they’ll leave a Signs behind to provoke deeper thought and build a positive relationship. LEs in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific islands all receive Signs from this pool.
All mass distribution of Signs in New Zealand falls into this project, which includes outlets in airports and bus stations, special event outreach initiatives and even Signs rounds. In South New Zealand, churches wishing to adopt a town can access magazines through this project.
Pacific Islands Outreach
The opportunities for distribution in the South Pacific islands are limitless. These Signs go to university libraries, prisons, remote clinics and local outreach initiatives such as the ADRA shop on remote and impoverished Kiribati. This project could use tens of thousands of sponsored Signs should generous donors emerge.
Signs for Our Schools
This project provides Signs to the non-Adventist homes of students attending church schools in Australia and New Zealand. This is fertile ground. In some cases Signs are provided to poorer schools and in others they’re used to kick-start the process while schools build local sponsorship.
Other Special Projects
AM Cultural Trust: Signs of the Times
As an alternative to direct sponsorship of Signs of the Times magazine, you can help in the creation of new resources that can be used in the Signs magazine. An investment in Adventist Media Cultural Trust: Signs of the Times magazine shares a Christian perspective on topical world issues through a variety of media streams, such as print, radio podcasts and videos. Donations of $2 or more to the Adventist Media Cultural Trust are fully tax-deductible in Australia.
One Million Pacific Signs
Got a passion for mission in the Pacific islands? Adventists there regularly give sacrificially of their time and resources to share the gospel with their communities, and the Church is growing! But Adventists in the islands have so few evangelistic resources to share. Your donation will help supply one million specially prepared Pacific Signs magazines to outreach projects in PNG, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Tonga and around the South Pacific.
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