NORWAY: Literature Sales Rise, Spreading Adventist Message
Sales at the Seventh-day Adventist publishing house in Norway climbed 20 percent in a five-week period, a result in large measure of the efforts of 55 student booksellers hired this summer as part of its program to support students from developing countries, literature evangelists there say.
INCREASING SALES IN NORWAY:Student workers at the Adventist publishing house in Norway are helping increase the church’s book sales in the country, where outreach through literature evangelism is celebrating 100 years.Adventist publisher Norsk Bokforlag is hosting students from Adventist institutions and universities in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, Haiti, India, and Ghana this year. The job gives students a chance to participate in the ministry of the church while helping to finance their studies and help their families.
Some earn enough to finance community outreach projects in their native countries. Church leaders say the work prepares young people for future leadership positions.
Norway is one of the few European countries that allow denominations to hire students from outside the country to participate in literature evangelism.
The student program at Norsk Bokforlag was founded in 1967. Norwegian Adventists are celebrating the one hundredth anniversary of literature evangelism in their country this year, a program begun nearly 30 years after the publishing house was first established in the country.
“All it takes is our willingness to let God use us,” said sales and marketing director Carlos Tenold, “as we partner with others and break down every barrier, truly loving and caring for one another, motivating and holding up each other, allowing God to lead us.”
—Adventist News Network with AR Staff.