Colporteuring, or literature evangelism, has dated back to the Waldensians in the 1200s, and it certainly can’t be stopped now. With doors being closed and people withdrawing, literature evangelism has gone online.
Robyn Quillin, a sophomore at Campion, says, “I was wishing I could tell people about God, but I felt like I couldn’t do anything because I was stuck at home. Then, I got the notification that we were doing an online, over-the-phone canvass. I thought this was perfect for the situation we are in.”
All Campion students, not just ones with previous experience, have been given the opportunity to take up colporteuring from home. They’re calling up friends, family, and acquaintances to engage entire communities in literature evangelism. People can buy “witnessing boxes” full of GLOW tracts (outreach pamphlets produced by Giving Light to Our World) or just donate to GLOW mailings to help fund the mission. Students ask to pray with everyone they call.
“People who worked on campus can’t do that anymore, and my team can’t go door-to-door anymore,” says Matt Hasty, the Literature Ministries director for the Rocky Mountain Conference. “I still want truth to go out to all of the little towns where nothing is happening right now.”
Naomi Boonstra, Student Editor