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South Philippine Union Builds Dormitory for Literature Evangelists

BY VIVENCIO R. BERMUDEZ, publishing director, Southern Asia-Pacific Division

In the southern Philippine city of Davao housing for new literature evangelists (LEs), especially student literature evangelists who serve during summer vacations, is always a problem.

The Davao Mission addressed this challenge by building a dormitory for literature evangelists. January 10, 2014, marked the ground-breaking ceremony of this project.

<b>BREAKING NEW GROUND:</b> Publishing leaders break ground for new publishing center in Davao. Howard F. Faigao, General Conference Publishing director, attended the event, along with leaders from the South Philippine Union and the Southern Asia-Pacific Division, and the Davao Mission. When completed, the building will have space for an Adventist Book Center /Home Health Education Services (ABC/HHES) office and meeting place for daily devotionals and instruction.

More than 200 literature evangelists and leaders witnessed the ceremony and participated in a one-day revival and fellowship experience. The project, substantially advancing for the publishing ministry, will cost approximately US$100,000.

In a related event, a new publishing center has been built in the Southern Mindanao Mission. The new building has an ABC/HHES office and a meeting place for literature evangelists. Pastor Faigao indicated that the Mindanao building and the construction in Davao will greatly encourage publishing leaders and literature evangelists in the South Philippine Union.

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