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Covering the World

Light for the Lost continues to equip missionaries with life-changing materials.

In Myanmar, Fire Bibles have been distributed in Burmese. In Cuba, a graduating class of 427 earns accredited U.S. Bible college degrees using Kindles loaded with Global University curriculum for the first time. In Florida, a U.S. missionary uses Assemblies of God ministry materials to reach an isolated people group in a remote region of the Ocala National Forest.

These are a few of the ways today's missionaries are using resources provided by Light for the Lost, (LFTL) an AG organization that has been equipping missionaries and missions partners with ministry tools since 1953.

They also are the stories that will be featured in this year's Celebrate the Light campaign, a multimedia initiative in its third year that connects churches with how God is changing lives around the globe through missionaries and LFTL materials.

While technology may have changed dramatically since the 1950s, LFTL has remained at the forefront of meeting the material needs faced by missionaries and missions partners in the field.

"Light for the Lost is in print, audio, video, and digital media," says National LFTL Director Rick C. Allen. "We use every evangelism resource available to us in every market stream we can."

Allen says LFTL materials are so widespread that they are used tens of millions of times each year.

"Every second of every minute of every day, somewhere in the world someone is using a Light for the Lost funded resource," Allen says.

LFTL currently has Fire Bibles printed in 40 languages and evangelistic materials in more than 100. Last year, LFTL raised $7.5 million to finance both the creation and acquisition of ministry materials. In the past 62 years, LFTL has raised over $300 million.

Throughout its history, LFTL has been the missions giving focus of AG Men's Ministries. Men's Ministries Director Tom Groot says this partnership provides a valuable outlet for men to express their heart for missions.

"Men's ministries wholeheartedly supports Light for the Lost and its initiatives," Groot says. "I hope the men of the nation recognize this opportunity to impact the evangelism of the world through Light for the Lost." 

On Sunday, which will be National Light for the Lost Day, pastors are encouraged to show the downloadable Celebrate the Light videos, take up a church-wide offering, and pray for LFTL's ministry. The funds raised will continue to provide missionaries to the U.S. and throughout the world with the evangelistic materials they need.


Ian Richardson

Ian Richardson is a 2014 graduate of Evangel University and former intern with the Pentecostal Evangel. He is originally from Afton, Iowa, where he grew up as the son of an Assemblies of God pastor.