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Caleb Mission Project (South American Division)

By Caiky Xavier Almeida

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Caiky Xavier Almeida

The Missão Calebe (Caleb Mission Project) is an evangelistic program of the Seventh-day Adventist Church developed in the territory of the South American Division (SAD). Its goal is to promote the participation of young Adventists in voluntary service during school vacations. The project encourages anyone over sixteen years of age to actively participate in community outreach and evangelism through home visits, Bible studies, and other activities. Those who participate in the Caleb Mission Project are commonly called “Calebs,” and usually go to the mission field wearing shirts and carrying backpacks, Bibles, and other materials stamped with the project’s name and logo.1

Background

In 2005, Nora Souza, Leonardo Luís, and Estatielma Caires joined in an initiative to collect food and help the needy. Those three young people lived in the municipality of Cordeiros in the countryside of Bahia around 660 kilometers from the state capital. It was there in the small municipality of around seven thousand inhabitants that the trio had the idea of inviting other young students to carry out a missionary and community project for fifteen days during the school vacation period.2 This idea was initially called Dízimo do Ano (Tithe of the Year), as it was known in 2005 and 2006.3 The proposal was put into practice and the first edition of the program took place in January 2006 at Ceraíma Center in the city of Guanambi. The efforts of fifty young volunteers resulted in the baptism of thirty-eight people.4

Dízimo do Ano caught the attention of the regional Adventist leadership and was soon integrated into the evangelistic schedule of the Northeast Brazil Union Mission (UNeB).5 The first official event of the project promoted by the UNeB took place in January 2007, conducted for one month in the states of Bahia, Pernambuco, Ceará, Paraíba, and other areas supervised by the union. At first, the leaders intended to mobilize around 120 young volunteers. However, exceeding expectations, more than 500 young people joined the cause and dedicated their vacations serving others. 6

Inspired by the enthusiastic response from student volunteers, the UNeB leadership prepared forty-three locations in its mission field to operate as preaching points. Ultimately, several teams of volunteers operated in each of the states of northeast Brazil. Locations included Toritama and Petrolina in Pernambuco, Horizonte in Ceará, and Campina Grande in Paraíba as well as the south region of the state of Bahia.7 Following this first event in 2007, the project received the name Missão Calebe (Caleb Mission Project), a reference to the biblical character who happily accepted the mission for which God has assigned him.8

Organization and Expansion

Beginning in 2008, the Caleb Mission Project expanded to other parts of Brazil. In the southern region, for example, the Rio Grande do Sul Conference launched the project on October 25, 2008, with about 120 young people participating.9 This event lasted during fifteen days of the school vacation period, promoted with the slogan Abaixo de Zero (Below Zero), an allusion to the cold weather in that part of the country.10 A few months later, at the beginning of the following year, about 7,500 young people from UNeB mobilized themselves to preach about the love of Christ to the northeastern population. This evangelistic effort resulted in more than three thousand baptisms, around 10% of the annual average of conversions in the entire territory served by the UNeB.11

In 2009, the North Brazil Union Mission (UNB) also implemented the Caleb Mission Project. In its first event, 836 young people volunteered and were sent to work at more than 200 preaching points installed throughout the state of Maranhão. The results included the baptism of 1,841 people and the registration of 6,573 people interested in knowing more about the Adventist message. During the July 2009 school vacation period, the city of Parauapebas in the south of Pará was also the stage of an evangelistic campaign carried out by Caleb Mission Project volunteers. In that locality, around 100 people were baptized under the influence of the project.12

The Caleb Mission Project also expanded to other South American countries in 2009, the first of which was Peru. Tarapoto was chosen to host the first Peruvian event where about two thousand young people signed up and actively participated in the activities.13 The following year, the program was widely implemented in all areas of the SAD. At first, the lack of sufficient resources to promote the initiative generated some concern among the leaders of the unions. However, after planning, the necessary resources were obtained, and at the end of that year 26,493 young people from across the division had participated. In the Spanish-language unions, volunteers numbered 10,362 young people, with Peru providing the most students at 8,837 volunteers. In 2009, 3,049 people were baptized under the influence of the project carried out across Peru.14

In 2010, more than 100 young people participated in the volunteer project in Bolivia, and in Uruguay another thirty young people participated in a regional project. Meanwhile, participation in the Brazilian unions continued to grow with 16,131 young Adventists volunteering in 2010. The UNeB field was assisted by 8,821 young volunteers, and the South Brazil Union Conference was aided by 467 young missionaries. In the city of Curitiba in the state of Paraná, where the mission was home visits, the youth focused their effort on the Escola Cristã de Férias (Christian Summer School for Children).15 Their programed attracted the attention of around 670 children. In fifteen days, the Calebs gave 102 Bible studies to the residents of that city and registered around 220 people who expressed an interest in knowing the Bible.16

Since its adoption in the South American Division territory, the Caleb Mission Project has been an important tool to encourage young people to fulfill the Adventist mission. In 2011, more than 300 young people participated in an event in the state of Mato Grosso, in midwest Brazil carried out in partnership with the city of Cuiabá, which provided food and accommodation to twenty volunteers who served the community. The goal was to combat dengue and featured seminars about personal hygiene, garbage collection, and smoking cessation. That city’s government recognized the importance of the project, declaring that “the world needs young people who are aware of the human being needs and have initiative.”17

The project also continued to encourage youth to participate of the mission in the Spanish mission fields, where soon the initiative was also consolidated as a permanent program. In 2011, for example, around 120 young people participated in the first national event of the Caleb Mission Project in Uruguay, with activities focused in the city of Salto in the northwest region of the country.18 In the following year, the mission expanded to the city of Pucón, Chile. Across Chile, around 300 volunteers were directly involved in the Caleb Mission Project.19

In December 2012, about 66,000 young people from all over the SAD took part in the Caleb Mission Projects scheduled for that year. Around 2,300 of these volunteers were spread between 215 preaching points across the southern region of the state of Pará where more than 1,000 people were baptized. On that occasion, some of the volunteers conducted missionary work in the indigenous reserve of “Kayapó,” located between the municipalities of Cumaru do Norte, Bannach, Ourilândia do Norte, and São Félix do Xingu. As a result of their work, at the end of the project thirty-two indigenous people, including the tribal chief, were baptized.20 In Peru, 22,500 volunteers were involved in the project. At the end of 2013 period, the Caleb Mission Project had already mobilized more than 30,000 young people in this country since its ministry started in 2009, and more than 17,000 baptisms had been performed as a result of their work.21

In 2013, the SAD approved the establishment of the East Brazil Union Mission to administer the Adventist work in the states of Bahia and Sergipe.22 The Caleb Mission Project conducted in this territory during 2013 was attended by 410 volunteer teams who served in big cities and in isolated villages in different parts of the region. More than 2,000 people were baptized.23 Also that year, in the state of São Paulo, served by the Central Brazil Union Conference, there was an increase of almost 200% in the number of Calebs. While 2,250 young people participated in the project in 2012, in 2013 more than six thousand young people volunteered for the mission. The missionary volunteer teams worked in sixty-five cities in the state of São Paulo with a total of 144 different preaching points.24

During the Holy Week25 of 2013, about 3,500 youths from Buenos Aires, Argentina, conducted an evangelism series in more than 100 different places in that capital and in the surrounding area. The project ended with a large blood drive in the Bosques de Palermo (Palermo Woods), an important tourist spot in that part of the country. Promoted as Vida por Vidas (Life for Lives),26 more than a thousand people donated blood. Due to its social relevance, this event received attention from the Argentine communication media.27

At the beginning of the following year, in the state of Santa Catarina in southern Brazil, the Caleb Mission Project mobilized more than 1,300 young people, spread among twenty-four venues. Among those interested in studying the Bible were three evangelical pastors. January 27, 2014, was the anniversary of a nightclub fire that had killed 242 young people the year before the city of Santa Maria in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. The Calebs working there offered offered emotional support and prayers to the relatives of the victims of the tragedy. In addition to this individual assistance, volunteers also set up a prayer tent in the central square of the city and distributed around 1,500 missionary books.28

Still in 2014, the mobilization of young Adventists in the state of São Paulo captured the attention of regional broadcasters in the city of Campinas. A television station reported on the work carried out by the Calebs in the city of Mogi Guaçu in the countryside of the state during its daily broadcast. Other local communication media also published reports of the Calebs’ activities that included cleaning squares, donating food and clothes, organizing summer camps, and conducting Bible studies.29

In 2016, around 113,300 Calebs across Brazil conducted community service activities, drawing the attention of workers and authorities who were enthusiastic about the attitude of the young volunteers.30 One of the highlights of that year were the projects in Kanamari and Maguari, which are about thirty minutes away from the municipality of Maraã in the countryside of the state of Amazonas in the north of Brazil. Access to these communities was by river only. The population was impacted by the actions of thirty-five young people. More than fifty people decided to be baptism. Among those who accepted the Adventist message was the chief of the Kanamari tribe. Besides the baptism, a Pathfinder Club was established31 with more than thirty members in that location.32

During 2017, more than 145,000 young volunteers from across the South American Division participated evangelistic projects organized by the Caleb Mission Project. Volunteers conducted home visits, Bible studies, and community service throughout the South American Division territory. Many young people traveled considerable distances from home in order to participate in projects that created lifelong memories. In the Uruguay Union of Churches Mission territory, 196 young volunteers participated in the project that year.33

In the following year, 2018, the project involved more than 71,000 students across South America with about 64,000 from Brazil. More than 750 young people participated in the mission in Espírito Santo where they renovated squares, revitalized roundabouts, improved nursing homes and playgrounds, cleaned yards, and donated food. In the city of Águia Branca, in the region of Córrego das Estrelas, volunteers assisted a family whose house was torn apart by the rains. They replaced the roof and helped to clean up the place. In the following year, the project was carried out once again in Peru and had the participation of 6,251 volunteers.34

Throughout 2019, the South American Division counted the participation of 74,420 young people in the Caleb Mission Project throughout its territory. Projects in Peru utilized the labor of 6,251 volunteers. In the territory of the Paraguay Union of Churches Mission, 472 Calebs offered their assistance in Pedro Juan Caballero, Zeballos Cue, Vista Alegre, Chaco, Carapeguá, Katuete, and San Rafael.35

The Caleb Mission Project has continuously grown and strengthened in the South American Division, adapting to new opportunities and technologies. Through the labor of the young volunteers, many people have accepted Jesus as a personal Savior. In addition to the activities already mentioned, the Calebs have also assisted in churches by helping with decoration, reception, sound design, visitation, biblical instruction, and, in some cases, even preaching. The Caleb Mission Project leaders have sought to involve more and more young people in evangelistic work while maintaining the integrity of the program’s mission. The program remains a clear call for young people’s commitment to the mission.36

Role and Position in the Region

The Caleb Mission Project has generated positive publicity and goodwill towards the Adventist Church. Several media outlets have covered volunteers’ projects. In 2018, the revitalization of a school in the municipality of Cambé in the metropolitan region of Londrina in southern Paraná, Brazil, was the subject of a report by a local television station.37 Projects in southern Paraná were also highlighted in the program É de Casa (At Home), broadcasted on Saturdays by a national television channel. The program hostess and her team featured the a renovation of a teacher’s home completed by Calebs. Around fifty young volunteers worked on the renovation of the house, which included everything from the structure, that was compromised, to the finishing. The work was made possible by donations of construction materials and cash.38

State and municipal governments have also recognized the positive social impact of the Caleb Mission Project in their communities. In February 2018, the city hall of Rio do Sul, a municipality in the countryside of Santa Catarina, recognized the Caleb Mission Project’s importance to the city through a letter written by the mayor and delivered to the pastor of an Adventist district in that location. The letter highlighted the Calebs’ work of helping people and promoting “effective transformation through attitudes.” Among the actions carried out by the volunteers in that city, were the painting of a classroom in a municipal school, and the cleaning of child education centers, squares, and streets. In addition, the volunteers performed serenades to homeless people and visited authorities to promote the project.39

Public recognition has also included legislative honors. At the end of 2018, the state of Maranhão, in northeast Brazil, authorized State Law No. 10,948 designating the last Sabbath of July “Caleb Mission Day.” It recognized the project’s relevance to the state and enabled the Adventist Church to use public spaces for further missionary endeavors. This law validated the importance of the Calebs’ service and encouraged them to continue their commitment to serve those who need help.40

The greatest achievement of the Caleb Mission Project was the successful involvement of youth more directly and actively in the Adventist Church’s mission. The project helped to create evangelistic awareness among youth based in their own communion with God. In addition, the project awakened the missionary vocation in thousands of young people, contributing to their better preparation for work in the Church’s mission and to serve the community. The Caleb Mission Project is no longer limited to school vacations, as the evangelism and community service are promoted as a lifestyle to be practiced throughout the year. Future plans include the creation of more defined training strategies so that each Caleb can lead at least one person to baptism every year. In addition, leaders will work to consolidate the project in all fields served by the SAD with the goal that by 2025 at least 50% of the youth in the eight countries supervised by the division will be permanently involved in the mission.41

List - Directors42

Directors: Areli Barbosa (2010-2014), Carlos Humberto Campitelli (2015-present).

Coordinators: Liz Motta (2014), Leonardo Raimundo (2015), Carlos Alberto Figueroa Espinoza (2016), Emílio Mário Andrade Faye das Chagas (2017), Pablo Hector Moleros Medrano (2018), Yago Melo Souza (2019-present).43

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Notes

  1. Carlos Humberto Campitelli, “Missão Calebe” [Caleb Mission Project], Revista do Ancião [Elder’s Digest], August 2007, 26-27.

  2. Heron Santana, “Novas fronteiras” [New Borders], Revista Adventista [Adventist Review], December 23, 2014, accessed October 22, 2019, https://bit.ly/2KvCTKX.

  3. Diana Steffen, SAD Youth Ministry assistant secretary, e-mail message to Carlos Flavio Teixeira, ESDA associated editor, July 23, 2019.

  4. Otimar Gonçalves, “O que é Missão Calebe?” [What is the Caleb Mission?], Revista do Ancião [Elder’s Digest], October-December 201, 30-32.

  5. Heron Santana, “Novas fronteiras” [New Borders], Revista Adventista [Adventist Review], December 23, 2014, accessed on October 22, 2019, https://bit.ly/2KvCTKX.

  6. Heron Santana, “Missão Calebe” [Caleb Mission], Revista Adventista [Adventist Review], April 2007, 22-23.

  7. Idem.

  8. Diana Steffen, SAD Youth Ministry assistant secretary, e-mail message to Carlos Flavio Teixeira, ESDA associated editor, July 23, 2019.

  9. Licene Renck, “Missão Calebe desperta jovens para o evangelismo no RS” [Caleb Mission Awakens Young People to Evangelism in the RS], Revista Adventista [Adventist Review], April 2009, 40.

  10. Mani Maria, “Férias com roteiro certo” [Vacation with the Right Itinerary], Revista Adventista [Adventist Review], March 2012, 23.

  11. Heron Santana, “Missão Calebe leva 3 mil ao batismo” [Caleb Mission Takes 3,000 to Baptism], Revista Adventista [Adventist Review], March 2009,26.

  12. “Férias do barulho” [Noisy Vacation], Revista Adventista [Adventist Review], September 2009, 37.

  13. Jaime Vilcapoma, “Con más de 10 mil voluntarios inició el proyecto Caleb 7.0 en el norte de Perú” [With More Than 10,000 Volunteers Caleb 7.0 Project Starts in the North of Peru], Notícias Adventistas [Adventist News], July 26, 2015, accessed July 9, 2020, https://bit.ly/2ZPowZE.

  14. Diana Steffen, SAD Youth Ministry assistant secretary, e-mail message to Carlos Flavio Teixeira, ESDA associated editor, July 23, 2019.

  15. “The Christian Summer School for Children is a very effective means of evangelism with children. They are attracted by the joyful and differentiated program, full of activities and participation.” “Escola Cristã de Férias” [Christian Summer School for Children], Seventh-day Adventist Church (Brazil), accessed February 4, 2020, https://bit.ly/2ty0XIS.

  16. Diana Steffen, SAD Youth Ministry assistant secretary, e-mail message to Carlos Flavio Teixeira, ESDA associated editor, July 23, 2019.

  17. “Da Amazônia à Albânia” [From the Amazon to Albania], Revista Adventista [Adventist Review], September 2011, 25.

  18. Ibid.

  19. Diana Steffen SAD Youth Ministry assistant secretary, e-mail message to Carlos Flavio Teixeira, ESDA associated editor, July 23, 2019.

  20. “Escolhi a missão” [I chose the mission], Revista Adventista [Adventist Review], September 2012, 22-25.

  21. “Eles subiram a montanha” [They Climbed the Mountain], Revista Adventista [Adventist Review], September 2014, 26-27.

  22. Roberto Alves, “Adventistas inauguram Santuário de Esperança na região central da Bahia” [Adventists Inaugurate Sanctuary of Hope in the Central Region of Bahia], Notícias Adventistas [Adventist News], September 18, 2018, accessed July 11, 2019, https://bit.ly/2KK5iP1.

  23. “Geração de missionários” [Generation of Missionaries], Revista Adventista [Adventist Review], March 2013, 36-37.

  24. Lucas Rocha, “Quase 200% a mais de jovens no Missão Calebe em São Paulo” [Almost 200% More Youths in the Caleb Mission in São Paulo], Noticias Adventistas [Adventist News], August 6, 2013, accessed July 31, 2019, https://bit.ly/2uohT4q.

  25. “The Holy Week Harvest and Sowing Evangelism is a very special time to present Jesus and the life we find in Him through the Word of God. The evangelism purpose is to remember the sacrifice, death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ on behalf of humanity.” “Semana Santa Evangelismo de Colheita e Semeadura” [Holy Week Harvest and Sowing Evangelism], Seventh-day Adventist Church (Brazil), accessed February 4, 2020, https://bit.ly/2uMWoue.

  26. “Voluntary initiative promoted by Adventist Youth. In 2005, the Project came up with the proposal to contribute to blood centers by encouraging blood donation during the Easter period.” Vida por Vidas [Life for Lives], “O Projeto” [The Project], accessed February 4, 2020, https://bit.ly/3dskZ9G.

  27. Diana Steffen, SAD Youth Ministry assistant secretary, e-mail message to Carlos Flavio Teixeira, ESDA associated editor, July 23, 2019.

  28. Wendel Lima, “Missão abaixo de zero” [Mission Below Zero], Revista Adventista [Adventist Review], March 2014, 30.

  29. Lucas Rocha, “Missão Calebe mobiliza mais de 8,5 mil jovens no Estado de São Paulo” [Caleb Mission Mobilizes More Than 8,500 Young People in the State of São Paulo], Notícias Adventistas [Adventist News], August 7, 2014, accessed July 31, 2019, https://bit.ly/38GWy5l.

  30. Ibid.

  31. The Pathfinders Club is made up of “boys and girls aged 10 to 15 years old, from different social classes, color, religion. They meet, in general, once a week to learn to develop talents, skills, perceptions and a taste for nature.” These boys and girls “are thrilled with outdoor activities. They like camping, hiking, climbing, exploring the woods and caves. They know how to cook outdoors, making a fire without matches.” Besides, they demonstrate “skill with discipline through drill commands and have their creativity awakened by manual arts. They also fight the use of tobacco, alcohol, and drugs.” “Quem somos” [About Us], Seventh-day Adventist Church (Brazil), accessed February 4, 2020, http://bit.ly/2FDRqTh.

  32. Priscila Baracho, “Cacique é batizado durante Missão Calebe no interior do Amazonas” [Tribal Chief is Baptized During Caleb Mission in the Countryside of Amazonas], Notícias Adventistas [Adventist News], July 22, 2016, accessed October 22, 2019, https://bit.ly/2tH2HiT.

  33. Diana Steffen, SAD Youth Ministry assistant secretary, e-mail message to Carlos Flavio Teixeira, ESDA associated editor, July 23, 2019.

  34. Ibid.

  35. Ibid.

  36. Ibid.

  37. Bruna Satsuki Tukamoto, “Voluntários revitalizam centro profissionalizante na zona norte de Londrina” [Volunteers Revitalize Professional Center in the North of Londrina], Tarobá News, February 4, 2018, accessed January 22, 2020, https://bit.ly/315jCtT.

  38. Kivia Henning, “Jornalista Patrícia Poeta acompanha ações dos Calebes no sul do Paraná” [Journalist Patrícia Poeta Keeps Track of Calebs Actions in the South of Paraná], Notícias Adventistas [Adventist News], February 1, 2018, accessed July 31, 2019, https://bit.ly/30KH5Oy.

  39. Paulo Ribeiro, “Prefeitura de Rio do Sul-SC reconhece trabalho da Missão Calebe” [Rio do Sul-SC City Hall Recognizes the Caleb Mission Work], Notícias Adventistas [Adventist News], February 15, 2018, accessed July 29, 2019, https://bit.ly/2GdNxnV.

  40. Anne Seixas, “Maranhão aprova Dia Estadual do Missão Calebe” [Maranhão approves Caleb Mission State Day], Notícias Adventistas [Adventist News], November 28, 2018, accessed July 31, 2019, https://bit.ly/38zJtuv.

  41. Diana Steffen, SAD Youth Ministry assistant secretary, e-mail message to Carlos Flavio Teixeira ESDA associated editor, July 23, 2019.

  42. Seventh-day Adventist Online Yearbook, “South American Division,” accessed June 23, 2020, https://bit.ly/2Bv8CLF; “South American Division,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Hagerstown, MD: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 2013), 257; “South American Division,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Nampa, ID: Pacific Press Publishing Association, 2018), 223.

  43. More information about the Caleb Mission Project can be consulted at https://www.adventistas.org/pt/jovens/projeto/missao-calebe/ and on social networks - Facebook and Instagram: @jovensadventistasbrasil and Twitter : @MinisterioJovem.

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Almeida, Caiky Xavier. "Caleb Mission Project (South American Division)." Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists. April 28, 2021. Accessed June 23, 2021. https://encyclopedia.adventist.org/article?id=9IFV.

Almeida, Caiky Xavier. "Caleb Mission Project (South American Division)." Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists. April 28, 2021. Date of access June 23, 2021, https://encyclopedia.adventist.org/article?id=9IFV.

Almeida, Caiky Xavier (2021, April 28). Caleb Mission Project (South American Division). Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists. Retrieved June 23, 2021, https://encyclopedia.adventist.org/article?id=9IFV.