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Missionary Book of the Year Launched in Poland 

by Victor Hulbert  | Publishing Ministries Director, Trans-European Division
Thirty-thousand copies of the 2019 missionary book of the year, Hope for Today’s Families, will soon be distributed across Poland following a launch at the Polish Union Camp Meeting on Sabbath, 20 July 2019.

Ryszard Jankowski, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Poland, introduced the book to the 1,100 participants who gathered on the final Sabbath of the 10-day event, encouraging them to share the book and its message with friends and neighbors.

Victor Hulbert, Trans-European Division communication and Publishing Ministries director was one of the speakers at the camp. He shared that he was taking copies back to England because “my next-door-neighbors are Polish.” He added that he had told them he was visiting Poland and is now delighted that on his return he will have a special Polish gift to give them. Others from the Polish diaspora, who return home for this annual event, will also be sharing with their friends across Europe.

Jeff Brown, Ministerial Association associate director at the Adventist world headquarters, expressed how delighted he was to see this book translated and in print. “I am personal friends with the authors, Willie and Elaine Oliver,” he said. “I know that they have never been to Poland. But I sent them a message this morning to tell them that their positive family message is being shared across the country and beyond.”

Poland has fewer than 6,000 members in a population of 38 million. While the church faces many challenges, the annual camp meeting held in Zatonie, Western Poland, provides inspiration, mission focus, and nurture for members who thrive on the fellowship, worship, training, witnessing opportunities, and sense of community provided for those who travel from across the country and beyond to spend time in the serenity of God’s creation.

Jarosław Dzięgielewski, president of the West Polish Conference, offered a prayer of blessing on the books before they were distributed from a table outside the main tent. The books fit with many of the health and family initiatives run by church groups across the country. They join a rich collection of books that Polish Adventists have published on health and family life issues.

Publishing Coordinators Trained in Malaysia  

by Rey Cabañero  | Publishing Ministries Director, Southern Asia-Pacific Division
A Local Church Publishing Coordinators' Seminar was held in Sabah Mission, in the East Malaysia region of the Southeast Asia Union Mission of the Southern Asia-Pacific Division on July 19-20, 2019.

Literature Evangelists Convene in Ukraine

by Almir Marroni | Publishing Ministries Director, General Conference

From July 12–14, more than 100 Ukrainian literature evangelists attended the union-wide Literature Evangelist Convention held at the Ukrainian Adventist Center of Higher Education in Bucha, a city in Kiev, the capital of the country.

The event was organized by Vasyl G. Dzhulay, Ukraine Source of Life Publishing House manager and Ukrainian Union Publishing Ministries director. The program featured inspiring testimonies, good music, and excellent presentations by several facilitators, including Pavel Liberanskyi, Euro-Asia Division Publishing Ministries director; Ioan Campian, Inter-European Division Publishing director; Rodrigo Bertotti, Spanish Union Publishing director; and Almir Marroni, General Conference Publishing director.


Tri-Union Congress Held in Thailand   

by Stephen Apola | Publishing Ministries Associate Director, General Conference

More than 180 credentialed literature evangelists (LEs), LE leaders, and administrators from the three unions in the Philippines attended the congress and incentive tour held in Bangkok, Thailand, from July 9-14. Literature evangelists from the Southern Asia-Pacific Division (SSD) who excelled by tripling their sale goals for two consecutive years were able to attend the congress held in a different Asian country than their own.

Top literature evangelists were given awards for their efforts during a special program on Friday afternoon, July 12. The theme of the congress, "I Live for Mission by Believing His Prophets," focused on the motivation that comes from having faith in God, as demonstrated by the prophets mentioned in Hebrews 11.

Various SSD leaders made presentations on Sabbath morning, including Publishing Ministries director Rey Cabañero. Stephen Apola, General Conference Publishing Ministries associate director, presented the sermon on heroes of faith, and conducted a consecration service on Sabbath afternoon. Among the guests was Korean Publishing House president Kil Soo Um and marketing director Do Keun Shin.


Student LE Program Strong in the Middle East 

by Michael Eckert | Literature Ministry Liaison, Middle East and North Africa Union
The student literature evangelist team is led by Emad, a student leader in a challenging territory of the Middle East. I am so proud of the work they are doing! May God bless all the student programs around the world this summer. 

Literature Evangelist Convention Held in Korea  

by Almir Marroni | Publishing Ministries Director, General Conference
From June 28–30, Almir Marroni, General Conference Publishing Ministries director, attended and participated in the Korean Union Literature Evangelist (LE) Convention. More than 100 LEs attended the program held at a pleasant and quiet village close to Yangyang-gun, South Korea. Delegates from Mongolia and China shared inspiring testimonies on how literature distribution and the publishing work is contributing to the mission of the Adventist Church in these countries. The South Korean LEs and church leaders were inspired and encouraged by attending this convention.
100,000 Ellen G. White Book Sets to Be Distributed in South Korea
The Korean Publishing House (SIJOSA) presented a new 10 volume set of Ellen White Conflict Series books which will be distributed in South Korea. The set will be sold to our church members for only US$15 due to a joint effort by the Northern Asia-Pacific Division (NSD), Korean Union, and its conferences.

Marroni holds the set of books presented by Stanley Ng, NSD Publishing Ministries director, and Kil Soo Um, Korean Publishing House president.

Distribution of New Mark Finley Book Takes Off

by Tercio Marques | Publishing Ministries Director, South American Division

The South American Division (SAD) kicked off distribution of the latest book by Mark Finley, Hope's End-Time Secrets. Spanish speaking unions in the SAD have ordered more than 100,000 copies from the South American Spanish Publishing House to be distributed in their territories.

With the inclusion of book orders from unions in Brazil, plans are underway to distribute more than 300,000 copies of this book through June 2020. Lay members are also involved in distributing the book.

Almir Marroni, General Conference Publishing Ministries director (left), with Florante Ty and Rey Balboa, Philippine Publishing House (PPH) president and vice president for marketing, present the English copy of the new Mark Finley book, Hope's End-Time Secrets, during the World Publishing House Congress in Israel. PPH is the first publishing house to publish the English edition.
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