News & Notes
Planning has begun for next year's convention in Grand Rapids, Michigan. A number of speakers have already accepted invitations to present, and those who have attended past ASI conventions in Grand Rapids speak highly of the venue. The theme for the next two conventions will be "Lift Him Up," based on John 12:32. Save the date!
2014 ASI INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION
DeVos Place Convention Center
Grand Rapids, Michigan
August 6–9, 2014
2014 Hotel reservations are now available. Convention registration will be open on April 17.
The 2013 ASI International Convention convened in August in Orlando, Florida. Video and audio links for convention sessions and seminars are available on the Convention Media page. To obtain CD or DVD copies of convention seminars, contact AudioVerse. To obtain CD or DVD copies of main sessions that were televised during the convention, contact 3ABN. If you made an offering pledge, either this year or in the past, you can fulfill that pledge with an online donation. View convention photos at flickr.com/asiministriesphotos.
Light Bearers Ministry
In 2013, the Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division (SID) requested five containers for a project in the large city of Luanda, Angola. They needed Bible studies for the 50,000 people expected to attend the first evangelistic campaign to be held that February. 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 utilized this material to engage many thousands of Angolans in Bible study. Multiple evangelistic campaigns were held in conjunction with the literature distribution, culminating with meetings in September at two stadiums. These meetings drew about 60,000 people. James Rafferty, one of the speakers, was able to see firsthand the impact of Light Bearers’ literature. Over 23,000 precious souls have been baptized so far from this fusion of preaching and literature distribution. Each container of literature held over two million publications covering the whole message of the gospel. The total amount of Portuguese literature sent was 6,422,520 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!
Visit the Light Bearers Ministry website.