The time is ripe! Just as autumn leaves scatter everywhere at a distinctive time, now is the season for publications filled with the present truth to be spread around the world.
The General Conference Colporteur Department has scheduled June 26-30, 2019, as a time to promote the vital work of canvassing, with a series of special readings and a day of door to door canvassing on Sunday, June 30. Please, join the worldwide church in reviving the very work that has stood the test of time and has helped our church become a worldwide movement. We encourage you to come together also for an evening of praise on Sunday, June 30, 2019, to share the experiences you had during the day.
We should not invest only in modern methods of evangelism while we forget about canvassing altogether, deeming it outdated or inappropriate for rich or poor countries. That is not what Ellen G. White envisioned about the future! Let’s consider what the Lord’s messenger was shown for the very end of earth’s history—our time:
“Hundreds and thousands were seen visiting families and opening before them the word of God. Hearts were convicted by the power of the Holy Spirit, and a spirit of genuine conversion was manifest. On every side doors were thrown open to the proclamation of the truth. The world seemed to be lightened with the heavenly influence.”—. (This was penned in 1909, in her very last series of Testimonies for the church!)
“A great and important work is before us. The enemy of souls realizes this, and he is using every means in his power to lead the canvassers to take up some other line of work. This order of things should be changed. God calls the canvassers back to their work. He calls for volunteers who will put all their energies and enlightenment into the work, helping wherever there is opportunity. The Master calls for every one to do the part given him, according to his ability. Who will respond to the call?”—Manual for Canvassers, pp. 70, 71.
“Where there is one canvasser in the field, there should be one hundred.”—Ibid., p. 7.
So, let’s be inspired and energized for this wonderful opportunity to be part of the action—one door at a time! Amen!
Adrian Finaru, GC Colporteur Department Director
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