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Light for the Lost Records Strong Giving for 2023

Light for the Lost saw giving increase for the eighth consecutive year as more than $9.4 million was contributed in 2023.

Light for the Lost (LFTL) ministry partners finished the year strong in 2023, contributing nearly $4.7 million to LFTL in the final four months of 2023 to break $9.4 million for the year and record its eighth consecutive year of increased giving.

“This is another historic increase for Light for the Lost,” states Rick Allen, LFTL national director. “Thank you so much for giving generously and praying steadfastly for Light for the Lost.”

LFTL provides evangelistic resources such as print, video, audio, apps, and internet technologies for missionaries and missionary partners around the world.

“God’s people understand that missionaries need evangelism resources in order to share the gospel,” says Dan Kersten, LFTL communications and development director. “We don’t put people onto a mission field without provisions and supplies.”

“Light for the Lost has partnered with us for the past 35 years and has been part of every outreach in El Salvador since 1989,” share Don and Terri Triplett, AGWM missionaries. “We could never have impacted as many lives as we have without (LFTL) partnership.”

Missionary Melinda Henderson is also thankful for LFTL partnering with her ministry.

“We just completed two more INSPIRE outreach events this past month: the first week was in Wales and the following week we were in Iceland,” Henderson reports. “Women and girls, both churched and unchurched, showed up and we packed out the rooms! We gave out 19 Bibles (provided by LFTL) to those who had never had one! Can you imagine?”

The original vision for LFTL came in 1953 when God responded to Sam Cochran during a time of intense prayer at the altar of his church.

“Since then, we have stayed firmly within that vision and mission to help missionaries spread the gospel worldwide,” Allen says. “[But] Light for the Lost still has a powerful work to do in the world . . . we feel that our commitment to the original mandate for evangelism is why God continues to stir people’s hearts to support this ministry.”

To learn more about LFTL, see its website, view or download its Celebrate the Light media presentation, and sign up for its free 360 Spotlight newsletter.

Dan Van Veen

Dan Van Veen is news editor of AG News. Prior to transitioning to AG News in 2001, Van Veen served as managing editor of AG U.S. Missions American Horizon magazine for five years. He attends Central Assembly of God in Springfield, Missouri, where he and his wife, Lori, teach preschool Sunday School and 4- and 5-year-old Rainbows boys and girls on Wednesdays.