Angola Outreach Combines Preaching and Literature Distribution
In 2013, the Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division (SID) requested five containers of literature for an evangelistic project in Luanda, Angola. Local church leaders needed Bible studies for the 50,000 people expected to attend the first evangelistic campaign held in February of that year. The literature was used in pre-evangelism and follow-up evangelism surrounding the numerous campaigns that took place that year.
Light Bearers Ministry shipped literature to Angola and eight other countries. Over the course of eight months, hundreds of frontline gospel workers used the material to engage thousands of Angolans in Bible study.
Many evangelistic meetings were held in conjunction with the literature distribution, culminating with a series in September at two stadiums. These meetings drew about 60,000 people.
James Rafferty, one of the speakers, saw firsthand the impact of Light Bearers’ literature. More than 23,000 people were baptized from this initiative. Each container of literature held over two million publications covering the whole message of the gospel. The total amount of Portuguese literature sent was more than 6.4 million pieces. Each tract is written to provide a complete message, a full sermon. We are blessed to partner with the SID and the Angolan leaders in this project.
Due to the overwhelming success of this outreach, Light Bearers was asked to send another container of literature to Angola for follow-up. The money from ASI Special Projects allowed us to respond with another shipment to be used to solidify these new members and for further evangelistic attempts. Thank you, ASI, for making this possible!
--Reposted from ASI Connections newsletter
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