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EUD and ESD Hold Tri-Nation LE Congress  

by Almir Marroni | Publishing Ministries Director, General Conference

A literature evangelist (LE) congress for Romania, Bulgaria, and Moldova took place in the beautiful city of Brasov, in central Romania, September 21-23, 2018.

About 100 delegates attended the congress, which counted on the participation of leaders Ioan Campian, Publishing Ministries director of the Inter-European Division, and Pavel Liberanskyi, Publishing Ministries director of the Euro-Asia Division.

The event was coordinated by Lorand Balla, Romanian Union Publishing Ministries director, and Iacob Pop, president of Viata si Sanatate (Life and Health), the Adventist publishing house in Romania. Almir Marroni, General Conference Publishing Ministries director, presented devotionals and seminars on motivation.

(1) Romanian literature evangelists who attended the LE congress in Romania. (2) Literature evangelists from Moldova. (3) Literature evangelists from Bulgaria. 

MENA Students Canvass in Lebanon  

by Michael Eckert  | Publishing Ministries Director, Middle East and North Africa Union

A special ceremony was held in September to celebrate students who had engaged in canvassing during the summer. Seventeen students canvassed in 25 cities in Lebanon, selling almost 7,000 books. 

“Canvassing is the best preparation for church leadership and mission service,” said Richard McEdward, Middle East and North Africa Union president, as he addressed student literature evangelists and Middle East University staff and students. 

We praise the Lord for the young students who made the decision to serve God through the student literature evangelism program.

(1) Student literature evangelists received certificates after engaging in a summer of canvassing. They are pictured with Middle East and North Africa Union (MENA) leaders and Middle East University administrators. (2) Richard McEdward, MENA president, addresses student literature evangelists during the celebration ceremony. 

Growing in Life Through Service

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

The West-Central Africa Division (WAD) launched it’s first Success School of Literature Evangelism.  The vision started in 2017, when some WAD institutions of higher learning became interested in seeing young people enroll in college and pay their way through literature evangelism.  

This year 15 students were selected based on merit from more than 30 applicants. They underwent intensive training from September 9-16. They covered an introduction to the Success School of Literature Evangelism, as well as training in the areas of salesmanship, Christian ethics, service oriented canvassing, finance, and others. Facilitators included Publishing Ministries leaders, church administrators, and church members in public service. 
An experienced literature evangelist was chosen as their assistant Publishing leader. All the students were optimistic about their success. Many expressed their joy and appreciation to church leaders for initiating this program. One student exclaimed: “Now we have hope and a future!”
With a strong emphasis on mission and service, we believe that this focus and orientation will guarantee them success in life.
The mission of the school is to "create an enabling environment for youth to become engaged in service to humanity.” 

NAD Publishing Meetings 

by Kamil Metz | Publishing Ministries Director, Michigan Conference
Thirty-seven publishing leaders from across the North American Division (NAD) met in Nampa, Idaho, at the Pacific Press Publishing Association, a division-owned publishing house, September 10-11. Alvin Kibble, NAD  vice president for Publishing Ministries, led out in the meetings.

Publishing leaders enjoyed powerful, inspirational worships, and reviewed a survey illustrating the perspective of conference presidents in the NAD about the relevance of the publishing work today. A seminar was presented about how to work with local administrators and considerable time was devoted to the missionary book of the year. Many other topics were also discussed.

One publishing leader observed that it was the best publishing meeting he had attended in years!  It was an enlightening and productive event for all. Praise God for this opportunity.

Youth Challenge 

by Almir Marroni  | Publishing Ministries Director, General Conference 
Last summer, the Romanian Union undertook a new project to strengthen the student literature evangelism program. The program, Youth Challenge, works similarly to Youth Rush, which has been implemented by the North American Division and in other places around the world.

The program was led by Lorand Balla, Romanian Union Publishing Ministries director. Students shared positive testimonies and were enriched by the experience. 
(Photo) Students who participated in the Romanian Youth Challenge pose for a picture with Lorand Balla, Romanian Union Publishing Ministries director. (Video) Check out some highlights and testimonies from the student LEs.
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Its target audience is church administrators, publishing leaders, literature evangelists, and other readers. 

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