Great Controversy Project a great success

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Wahroonga, New South Wales

More than 140 million books have been distributed around the world as part of the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s Great Controversy Project.

I sincerely thank our church members and leaders worldwide for their faithful commitment to mission through the circulation of the written Word of God.

The project, which began in 2012 with a vision of placing a copy of Ellen White’s The Great Controversy in every home within reach of members, churches and institutions, has more than doubled the initial distribution goal of 50 million.

“My heart rejoices with praise and gratitude to God for the great evangelistic outreach . . . the world church has undertaken during 2012 and 2013,” said Adventist world Church president Pastor Ted Wilson. “I sincerely thank our church members and leaders worldwide for their faithful commitment to mission through the circulation of the written Word of God.”

Copies of the The Great Controversy and an abridged version of the book (The Great Hope) were distributed throughout the Adventist Church’s 14 world divisions. The books were translated into 88 languages.

560,000 copies of the books were distributed in the South Pacific, as well as thousands of copies of Step Beyond (Steps to Christ) and The Desire of Ages.

“The results of such literature distribution will only truly be seen once we meet in heaven,” said Danijela Schubert, Project Hope coordinator for the South Pacific Division.

A closing ceremony for the Great Controversy Project was held at Adventist world Church headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, in October. Books will continue to be distributed in church divisions until the end of the year.