March 5, 2014

​Angola Outreach Combines Preaching and Literature Distribution

In 2013, the Southern Africa-Indian Ocean
Division (SID) requested five containers of literature for an evangelistic
project in Luanda, Angola. Local church leaders needed Bible studies for the
50,000 people expected to attend the first evangelistic campaign held in
February of that year. The literature was used in pre-evangelism and follow-up
evangelism surrounding the numerous campaigns that took place that year.

Light Bearers Ministry shipped literature to
Angola and eight other countries. Over the course of eight months, hundreds of
frontline gospel workers used the material to engage thousands of Angolans in
Bible study.

LightBearers2webMany evangelistic meetings were held in
conjunction with the literature distribution, culminating with a series in
September at two stadiums. These meetings drew about 60,000 people.

James Rafferty, one of the speakers, saw
firsthand the impact of Light Bearers’ literature. More than 23,000 people were
baptized from this initiative. Each
container of literature held over two million publications covering the whole
message of the gospel. The total amount of Portuguese literature sent was more
than 6.4 million pieces. Each tract is written to provide a complete message, a
full sermon. We are blessed to partner with the SID and the Angolan leaders in
this project.

Due to the overwhelming success of this outreach,
Light Bearers was asked to send another container of literature to Angola for
follow-up. The money from ASI Special Projects allowed us to respond with
another shipment to be used to solidify these new members and for further
evangelistic attempts. Thank you, ASI, for making this possible!

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