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Student LE Institutes Held in India  

by Almir Marroni  | Publishing Ministries Director, General Conference

Two student literature evangelist (LE) training institutes were recently held in India. February 21-25 marked the launch of the first student LE program to be held at Lowry Adventist College in Bangalore, India. Attending were more than 80 students who received training and will join the canvassing workforce for the first time. 

The second LE training institute took place from February 27 through March 3 at Spicer Adventist University in Pune, India. More than 120 student literature evangelists were present to receive training. Also in attendance were the Publishing Ministries directors from all the union conferences in India. 

Both training institutes were conducted by Almir Marroni, General Conference (GC) Publishing Ministries director; Stephen Apola, GC Publishing associate director; and Benedict Biswas, Southern Asia Division Publishing director. Biswas organized both training institutes.

Among the trainees at Lowry Adventist College were two young boys, Jashwanth S. V. (9) and Abiathar S. V. (5), sons of a literature evangelist couple. The boys engage in door-to-door canvassing with their parents during the weekends. They expressed extreme joy that their parents are involved in literature ministry.

One of the highlights of the training at Spicer Adventist University was the baptism of a student, Devi, on March 2. Devi, from a family that is not Adventist, is supporting herself through college. She met Christ during her first canvassing experience in the summer of 2018. 

May God's work continue to advance in India through the efforts of literature evangelists. 

(1) Student literature evangelist training institute at Lowry Adventist College. (2) Student literature evangelist training institute at Spicer Adventist University. (3) Publishing Ministries leaders with the two young boys who also received training. Benedict Biswas, SUD Publishing Ministries director (left); Manohar Mesaiah Sathyanath, Bangalore Metro Conference Publishing director; Jayakumar Mesaiah Sathyanath, South-Central India Union Publishing director; Stephen Apola, GC Publishing associate director; Jashwanth and Abiathar S. V.; Almir Marroni, GC Publishing director; and Ravindra Shankar, Lowry Adventist College president. (4) Marroni baptizes Devi, a student literature evangelist. 

Mobilizing Students for Gospel Outreach  

by Abraham Obaya | Publishing Ministries Director, West-Central Africa Division

Valley View University in Accra, Ghana, hosted a student literature evangelist (LE) recruitment from February 27 through March 3. More than 90 students attended the event, which included training, open house sales, a free health screening, sermons and promotions, and finally a banquet dinner during which gifts and awards were given for student's performance during the previous year.

The Sabbath program was dedicated to celebrate the summer canvassing program from the previous year. The training and celebration received overwhelming support and participation from university administrators. The university's vice chancellor was represented by Odomse Akuoko-Nyantakyi, university registrar.

Also present were Stanborough Press and Editorial Safeliz publishing house representatives, who further encouraged the students with presentations on how to successfully market their products. Frank Hasel, a General Conference Biblical Research Institute associate director, also made a presentation.

Publishing Ministries directors from the Southern Ghana Union Conference and Northern Ghana Union Mission received the students for the 2019 summer canvassing program. Michael Lowas, the Southern Ghana Union Conference assistant Publishing Ministries director, was an important participant for the success of the 2019 student LE recruitment program at the Valley View University campus. He mobilized some full-time literature evangelists to support the recruitment during the field practicum.  

Please pray for the 90 students who were recruited. We believe God will bless them with believers for the kingdom, as well as with scholarships to further their education. 

Literature Evangelists Gather in Jamaica  

by Almir Marroni | Publishing Ministries Director, General Conference

In the beginning of February, Almir Marroni, General Conference Publishing Ministries director, had the opportunity to meet with literature evangelists (LEs) of the Jamaica Union and with student LEs from the Northern Caribbean University. Marroni is pictured above with the group of regular literature evangelists. Praise God for this encounter!  

Student LEs Reach Moldova  

by Pavel Liberanskiy | Publishing Ministries Director, Euro-Asia Division

Student literature evangelists from Kazakhstan and Russia who are attending Zaoksky Adventist University were recently blessed while colporteuring in the Republic of Moldova. They persisted in their canvassing work in spite of snow, frost, and very cold weather conditions. Despite harsh economic conditions in Moldova, students sold many copies of the books Healthy Foods and Healthy Body
Students talked and prayed with many people, working to reach them for Christ. Please support them in prayer!


General Conference Welcomes Student LEs 

by Almir Marroni | Publishing Ministries Director, General Conference
and Gerson Cabeza | Student Literature Evangelist Coordinator, Greater New York Conference

In January the General Conference Publishing Ministries staff had the opportunity to welcome a group of student literature evangelists (LEs) who spent almost three months of their summer vacation canvassing in and around New York City.

The student LEs, 19 from Colombia, two from Mexico, and one from Chile, distributed more than 11,000 materials, including magabooks and small books, and earned about US$120,000. They visited businesses in the metropolitan areas of New York City, as well as some cities in New Jersey. Despite the increasingly cold weather, with temperatures as low as -4 F (-20 C), canvassers went out to fulfill their calling and to scatter hope like the leaves of autumn to homes in the city. Many times they worked until late hours of the night to reach the "city that never sleeps."

One of the highlights of the program occurred when students participated in "The White Challenge." They chose a Sunday to canvass only with Spirit of Prophecy books. Students canvassed only with The Great Controversy, Steps to Christ, and Christ's Object Lessons by Ellen G. White. The young people felt very happy with this approach and wanted to repeat the challenge, so every day they were determined to promote spiritual books more than any other title.

The young literature evangelists were bound by ties of friendship and appreciation, as if they were one family. They were eager to meet people's needs and distribute literature that contains a message of hope for this time.

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