Michigan Conference is joining with local churches and Streams of Light International to personally distribute a package of literature that contains one The Great Controversy book, one THRIVE (health) magazine, three GLOW tracts, and an invitation to follow-up evangelistic efforts.
Michigan Conference is joining with local churches and Streams of Light International to personally distribute a package of literature that contains one copy of "The Great Controversy" book, one THRIVE (health) magazine, three GLOW tracts, and an invitation to follow-up evangelistic efforts.
"The Great Controversy is able to answer questions about the challenges we face, and it also gives hope and solutions," says David Pano, literature ministries director. Detroit was targeted because its the largest city in Michigan.
The outreach effort closely aligns with the General Conference and North American Division’s Great Controversy Project, according to Pat Humphrey, vice president of operations for Streams of Light, a self-supporting ministry in the Central California Conference.
During the Adventist-laymen’s Services and Industries (ASI) International Convention in August 2021, General Conference president Ted Wilson announced an initiative to distribute up to one billion copies of Ellen White’s “The Great Controversy” worldwide. The book is a powerful tool for sharing the gospel and has been instrumental in the conversion of many Adventists worldwide.
The initiative encourages Seventh-day Adventists to read and share the final book in The Conflict of the Ages five-book series. “The Great Controversy” is a comprehensive look at the history of the world from a biblical perspective and the ultimate victory of God over Satan.
“The written word is the basis of the preached word,” says North American Division (NAD) Literature Ministries director Carl McRoy. “It prepares people to respond to oral presentations of the gospel and reinforces the points made from pulpits and media broadcasts, often answering questions that arise while listening to a sermon or Bible study.”
Learn more about the GC/NAD project.
More information about the Detroit mission trip is available here.