I’ve been doing literature evangelism for over half of my life. Each day, I see first hand the impact that I’ve made by “go”ing as Jesus asked us to “Go” in the Great Commission at the end of the gospels of Matthew and Mark. In Luke 10:1, we read that Jesus sent 70 people to visit the cities and villages before Jesus went to visit them. Jesus will be visiting our cities once again. Just like in his day, we need the “70” to “GO” to the cities before Jesus comes. As you contemplate what job you’ll have at Campion this year, contemplate making this year a year of service for the salvation of others. Take a look at what others have said when asked, “What has LE meant for you?”.
Raquel - “LE was my favorite part of Campion last year, and is a fun way to spread the Word of God.”
Adrianna - “LE has shown me that the world is bigger than myself. Before I started canvassing, I was very upset with God about past events in my life. Canvassing has shown me that if it wasn’t for those experiences, God would not have been able to use me for his ministry.”
Alexis -” LE has become another family to me. Everyone who does LE, and has ever done LE, is part of a huge family that is pulling me closer to Christ.”
Pastor Joe - “Literature Evangelism has been in my life for 44 years. The experiences I had have changed my life.”
Robyn - “LE means an opportunity to be God's tool!”
Richard - “I value it, because you spread the word of God. I think it’s super cool and kinda rare. I like praying with people, and leaving seeds of salvation.”
Naomi - “There’s been something about spending my day trying to sell people on the concept of Jesus, that’s really made me take it all in for myself. Nothing’s driven home the point of Christianity for me more than literature evangelism has. Jesus has a way of reaching people when they’re committed to reaching others.”
It’s one thing to look back and see how God has blessed others who have done LE in the past. It’s another to consider how He will bless it during this Covid-19 pandemic. Will God continue to bless this ministry?
On August 4, I received a call from Adrianna, who has been canvassing independently this summer. She met a lady who recognized the Steps to Christ Adrianna was offering. The lady had purchased it a few years ago. This year, she gave Adrianna $100 for 10 more copies, so she could share them with her friends.
A few weeks before that, I received a call from another independent LE named Clayton. Clayton met a manwho had been struggling over things in his church that he said were, “Anti-God”. After a few minutes of chatting with Clayton, the man kept a book about how to study the Bible and scheduled a time to study the Bible with Clayton. After their first Bible study, the man told Clayton that he’s “never learned this stuff before“.
I’d like to repeat the old quote, “We have nothing to fear for the future, except as we shall forget the way the Lord has led us, and His teaching in our past.” God has led LE in the past, and he continues to lead LE today. Is he leading you to do LE this school year? I challenge you to pray about it.
Literature Evangelism Director, Rocky Mountain Conference