Last year the churches in New South Wales put together a new leaflet advertising the book The Great Controversy. Over half of the initial print run of 40,000 copies has been distributed, with over 20 copies of the book being requested.
A new feature of this leaflet is the inclusion of a QR code that leads to an online form to request a copy of the book.
This design is now in use in South Australia as well, with 20,000 leaflets printed and requests now coming in.
Several families have sponsored leaflet distributions in their own areas, either by letterboxing themselves or sponsoring post office drops, which are organised by our office. If you’re interested in doing this, please contact the office and speak with Tanya.
Canvassing Report from South Australia
The Lord has blessed the canvassing campaign in Adelaide with two teams of two—four servants to preach the gospel with the silent messengers. Effective canvassing is conducted every Wednesday afternoon from 3:30pm till 5:30pm in the Adelaide suburban area.
The work the Lord can do in the short period of a couple of hours and in one street is amazing and wonderful. We go out onto the front line two by two and go door to door armed with the health message and the message of salvation. We have a short community survey consisting of five short questions inviting the people we meet to participate in several programs, including a five day stop-smoking program, vegetarian cooking classes, Optimise Your Brain seminar, video game addiction recovery program and more. We also offer Bible studies by correspondence. Flyers are handed to the people when the programs are accepted.
When the person has answered the survey questions, we then offer them free books which are made into a pack. These packs consist include literature such as Steps to Christ, What Really Happens After Death and Wake Up to Wellness.
We also offer magazine style books in exchange for a small donation: Plants That Heal, Foods That Heal, More Choices cookbook, The Great Controversy, The Desire of Ages and several children’s books. These are usually sold from $10-$15 each, we also ask for a small change donation.
Occasional canvassing is also conducted during free days or when presenting colporteur books to friends, neighbours, relatives, classmates, coworkers, etc. Plans are also afoot to set aside one Sunday per month for the whole church to go canvassing together. This will be accompanied by some training lectures to prepare.
May the Lord continue to bless this very important work.
“The canvassing work, properly conducted, is missionary work of the highest order, and it is as good and successful a method as can be employed for placing before the people the important truths for this time.” Colporteur Ministry, p. 6.