Sponsored by the Publishing department of the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventists, the Light America Mission program is an intercultural evangelistic program created to evangelize North America with our literature. It consists in the recruitment and training of local and foreign students of our Universities, to serve as Bible Worker Literature Evangelists during the period of one year in the Georgia-Cumberland Conference territory.
These students are recruited by a representative of the university and need to satisfy several prerequisites such as being enrolled in a University program at the time of the recruitment with good grades, solid religious experience, previous experience as BWLE, pastor and teacher’s recommendation and good character and moral conduct.
Upon their arrival these students receive extensive training, a territory and a church to work with, living communally in a house rented by HHES under the leadership of a pastor. We provide Training, transportation, food, housing and health liability. These students return to the university after end of the program to conclude their studies and are deeply transformed by the experience of working and learning in USA. Light America Mission has been a blessing to these students, uncountable families and the Church in general.
Since the beginning of this program in 2008 we have received hundreds of students, from different universities around the world, mainly from the theology school, and the positive impact in the church and local community has been remarkable. Thousands of people received Bible studies buying Bibles and books; hundreds were baptized; new churches were formed and the local churches saw an increase in spirituality and new members.
We firmly believe in the wise words of Ellen White when she says that:
“If there is one work more important than
another, it is that of getting our publications before the public, thus leading
them to search the Scriptures.” E. G.
White, 4T p. 390