More than 60 literature evangelists (LEs) and other interested attendees met at Avondale, an Australian university college, between October 1–6 for the Literature Evangelism Summit. The meetings aimed to train, inspire and connect colporteurs through presentations and workshops.
A number of attendees who are not regular LEs indicated their desire to take up the role in the future.
“At the 2019 Australian and New Zealand Literature Evangelism Summit, literature evangelists and church members were affirmed and equipped in their ministry of sharing hope through books and media,” said Literature Ministries (Aus/NZ) coordinator Brenton Lowe.
South Queensland Literature Ministry coordinator Sone Mariner reiterated the positive impact of the summit. “I felt the presence of God the whole week. It was new, positive, high spirited and full of expectation and faith in what God is doing,” he said.
An awards night was also held on October 3, acknowledging the LEs’ hard work and achievements. Paul Bodor was awarded the Literature Evangelist of the Year award for his commitment and dedication, as well as reporting the highest sales over the past two months. Other winners are listed below:
- Highest sales—Marian Jones
- Literature given—Rita Pinzone
- Prayers offered—Joe Paola
- Baptisms—Paul Bodor
- Second mile service—Sandy Wallis
- Leadership—Rita Pinzone
- GRIT award—Bruce McCourt
“The event exceeded expectations and we are planning for a similar event in 2020,” said Mr Lowe.