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LE Recruitment Held in Bahia Adventist College

by Stephen Apola | Publishing Ministries Associate Director, General Conference

About 800 students from the Bahia Adventist College in the northeastern part of Brazil signed up for the 2019 Student Literature Evangelist (LE) Program. 

The recruitment took place from April 3-7. During the week, the students attended lectures that were organized by the Institute of Development of Student Colporteurs (Instituto de Desenvolvimento de Estudantes Colportores: IDEC) to promote the canvassing program. Publishing Ministries leaders in attendance included Tercio Marques and Adilson de Morais, director and associate director for the South American Division, as well as Stephen Apola, associate director for the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

Union and conference Publishing Ministries directors from all over Brazil camped at the college to recruit students for their territories. They put up booths to attract, interact with, and recruit student LEs.

The Sabbath evening celebration was climaxed with a beautiful, deeply moving, and spiritual concert by guest artist Sergio Saas. 

On Sunday evening, IDEC held a victory banquet for the more than 700 students who successfully participated in the canvassing program the previous summer. The celebration kicked off with a communion service led by the union, university, and Publishing Ministries leaders, and culminated with a great feast to honor and celebrate the students’ achievements.

Young People Distribute 5,000 Missionary Books 

by Super Moesi  | Publishing Ministries Director, Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division

Hundreds of young people in Mauritius who celebrated Global Youth Day (GYD) on March 16 distributed about 5,000 copies of the 2019 missionary book, Hope for Today’s Families, in French. 
The Youth Ministries of the General Conference promotes the distribution of the missionary book as one of their core activities during GYD.
The book has already been a blessing to many people, including the translator who was hired to translate the book into French. He said: “If only I read this book before my divorce, my marriage would be saved!” 
We pray that many people in Mauritius will be blessed through the reading of this book.

Student LEs Recruited in Colombia  

by Erwin Gonzalez | Publishing Ministries Director, Inter-American Division
About 400 students from Colombia Adventist University (UNAC) were recruited to work in the Student Literature Evangelist (LE) Program this academic year.

The recruitment was conducted by Publishing Ministries from the Inter-American Division (IAD) in collaboration with the Inter-American Division Publishing Association (IADPA) and the South Colombian Union. The union president, UNAC president, and student LE program (Emprendum) director agreed to work together to support and ensure that students have a successful canvassing experience.

Student LEs Recruited at Babcock University  

by Abraham Obaya | Publishing Ministries Director, West-Central Africa Division
More than 100 students from Babcock University, Nigeria, were recruited last month to participate in the literature evangelism program this summer.

Students are on fire to canvass during the 2019 program. Stephen Apola, Publishing Ministries associate director of the General Conference, worked together with Abraham Obaya, Publishing Ministries director of the West-Central Africa Division, as well as with local union and conference Publishing directors to conduct a successful promotion and recruitment program. May these students make a difference in the Lord's work!  

Youth Rush Japan Aims to Reach People for God  

by Almir Marroni | Publishing Ministries Director, General Conference
and Stanley Ng | Publishing Ministries Director, Northern Asia-Pacific Division

In March I had the opportunity to visit a group of student literature evangelists (LEs) who are actively engaged in Youth Rush, Japan. I spent close to a week visiting and working in the field with the Youth Rush team.

On Sabbath, the team presented the entire Sabbath program at the Shizuoka Seventh-day Adventist Church, near the Pacific coast of Japan. It was a week full of blessings. In addition to selling books, the young men and women reached 10 people who are interested in Bible studies, which is a big accomplishment in the tough field of Japan.
A few weeks later, Stanley Ng, Publishing Ministries director of the Northern Asia-Pacific Division, also had the opportunity to visit a different group of Youth Rush student literature evangelists. 

"This past week, I joined a group of Youth Rush student LEs in Japan," Ng said. "I listened to them share their testimonies of how God led them during the three-week long, door-to-door canvassing program. About 40 students in three locations joined the Youth Rush program this past winter vacation."

We praise God for the great work of these students in Youth Rush Japan.

Peru Holds its First Countrywide Colporcamp

by Almir Marroni | Publishing Ministries Director, General Conference

Colporcamp is an annual camporee-style event held in Peru to recruit and train youth for literature evangelism. Last month, more than 500 young people from the entire country of Peru attended Colporcamp. Most of these young people are recruits who intend to get a scholarship to study at the Peruvian Union University (the Adventist university in Lima, Peru).

Publishing Ministries leaders attended the event to support and to share inspiring messages with the student literature evangelists (LEs), including Adilson de Morais, Publishing Ministries director for the South American Division, and Almir Marroni, Publishing director for the General Conference.  

The idea of hosting a Colporcamp first started in 2009, and since then this type of event has become part of the strategy to recruit new literature evangelists in Peru. We congratulate the Publishing leaders in Peru for this tremendous and creative program that appeals to youth and young adults.

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Its target audience is church administrators, publishing leaders, literature evangelists, and other readers. 

Almir Marroni

Associate Director
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