Pieces of literature distributed to date...
Publishing is powerful!
Spreading truth-filled literature over the globe like the leaves of autumn is the most rapid and cost-effective way of placing the gospel in the hands of humanity’s hungering masses. And Light Bearers is doing just that. We publish and distribute between thirty and fifty million publications each year, free of charge, in the local languages of the most needy and receptive peoples of the world. Day-by-day we are aggressively engaged in a three step process that’s impacting millions:
We operate our own fully self-contained and debt-free publishing house. Millions of pieces of literature fly off our six-color web-press every week, move through our folding machines, and then get boxed and palletized. The best part is that every piece of literature is printed in the local language:
Once the material is printed and boxed, a semi-truck arrives with an empty container. We load it up, each container holding over two million publications. The truck then delivers the precious cargo to the designated sea port, where it is transported to its country.
When the container arrives, it is cleared through customs and placed in the care of eager church leaders, who then distribute the material to pastors, evangelists, Bible Workers and members in general. Now these eager brothers and sisters have powerful gospel tools for their soul-winning efforts, and they are thankful beyond estimation. Through this ministry Light Bearers has put into circulation over 600 million gospel publications in more that thirty languages.
The following is a list of literature projects completed by Light Bearers since we first started shipping containers in 1990. Showing the country, pieces of literature, and the language in which the literature was printed. You can also download the Publishing Report.
|Distributing||Tanzania||2,142,240||Swahili & English,|
|Distributing||Democratic Republic of Congo||2,081,230||French & Congo Swahili|
|Distributing||Papua New Guinea||2,136,025||English|
|Distributing||Antigua||2,091,720||Spanish & English|
|Distributing||Malawi||2,056,590||Chichewa & English|
|Distributing||Madagascar||1,967,320||Malagasy, French & English|
|In Transit||Tanzania||1,991,440||English & Swahili|
|In Transit||Zambia||1,131,757||Chichewa & English|
|Totals||12 Countries||23,716,488||11 Languages|
|2013||11 Containers||21,745,410||9 Languages||9 Countries|
|2012||10 Containers||20,364,355||6 Languages||8 Countries|
|2011||14 Containers||28,024,147||8 Languages||5 Countries|
|2010||14 Containers||26,934,784||8 Languages||9 Countries|
|2009||26 Containers||55,599,409||8 Languages||11 Countries|
|2008||11 Containers||24,355,280||3 Languages||9 Countries|
|2007||10 Containers||18,196,114||1 Language||5 Countries|
|2006||14 Containers||20,728,933||6 Languages||14 Countries|
|2005||11 Containers||17,652,137||7 Languages||10 Countries|
|2004||16 Containers||39,698,104||8 Languages||15 Countries|
|1990-2003||153 Containers||323,047,771||28 Languages||46 Countries|
At a Glance
|1990 – Present||290 Containers||620,062,932||33 Languages||58 Countries|