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ver y May, we celebrate DONORS! We believe that each and every donor who gives through Light for the Lost makes an eternal impact on the lives of those who receive the evangelism resources about Christ. I personally want to Thank You for your prayerful resolve, confidence in our mission, and partnership to make a difference. I am reminded of a friend I met last year. She is in her mid-80s. Her husband passed away

14 years ago, yet she faithfully continues to give because… “LFTL meant so much to him.” I also think about the 10-yearold who sent $10.00 towards FireBible because he wanted someone to find out about Jesus. These are just two of many stories displaying the importance of LFTL. I am humbled by your continual, steadfast commitment to assure that people who don’t know Christ get the opportunity to see, hear, or read about

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the saving grace and hope of our Savior. I greatly appreciate the many churches that support LFTL in their monthly giving and make LFTL a part of their missions budget. And finally, I must thank every district/ network LFTL director who ser ves so admirably for the vision of LFTL. We would be nothing without YOU. RICK ALLEN National Director MM/LFTL


continued from page 1 Below is a story of one such Hero’s Day. Pastors Steve and Gwen McBrian of the AG church in Oswego, Kansas hosted a Hero’s Day service for the local firefighters in their small town. Pastor McBrian presented all the firefighters with a leather-bound Firefighter Bible. One of the firefighters was a young 21-year-old man who was unchurched, never read the Bible, and was in the military reserves. A short time after the Hero’s service, the young man was deployed to Afghanistan and took his new Bible. While deployed, he started reading the Bible and felt like it was speaking to him, although he didn’t understand or know what to do. He spoke with the base chaplain who led him to the Lord.  The chaplain called

Pastor McBrian and told him that the young man had been “gloriously saved!” The following week back in Oswego the young man’s wife and Gwen, the pastor’s wife, had a chance meeting on the sidewalk of town. The wife told Gwen that she guessed her husband had “found God.” Gwen invited her to church and a couple of weeks later, while her husband was still in Afghanistan, the firefighter’s wife accepted Christ as well. When the firefighter/soldier returned to Oswego, they went to church together.  This amazing story would not have been possible without the assistance of LFTL. We are so grateful for your continued partnership. Randy and Kathy Cartwright Convoy of Hope Rural Compassion

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e can’t thank Light for the Lost (LFTL) enough for its help, belief, and investment. We are totally freaking out with excitement at what is possible now. I’m excited to share what God does in the near future. I know you’ve seen a million pictures like this, but this is Taunde one of our incredible leaders studying civil engineering. He lost pages out of his Bible every time he pulled it out to preach to a group of over 20 colleagues he is currently discipling. A couple of weeks ago, we were able to trade his old hand-me-down for a new Bible thanks to LFTL! God is going to do great things!   Thanks for all you do,   Matt and Andrea Marlin Chi Alpha


TOP GIVING 2017 TOP 10 CHURCHES – LFTL GIVING

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RIVER VALLEY CHURCH Apple Valley, MN - $285,600.00 FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD North Little Rock, AR - $212,108.75 OWASSO FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD Owasso, OK - $152,245.00 CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP Bloomington, IN - $127,934.93 FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD Griffin, GA - $117,669.00

6 7 8 9 10

FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD Fort Myers, FL - $103,057.45

BETHEL CHURCH OF SAN JOSE San Jose, CA - $99,935.11 ORLANDO CALVARY ASSEMBLY OF GOD Winter Park, FL - $98,000.00 LIFE CHURCH Germantown, WI - $83,000.00

LIFE FELLOWSHIP Weatherford, OK - $68,519.00

LIGHT FOR THE LOST 2017 DISTRICT GIVING REPORT DIVISION 99 TOP 3

DIVISION 199 TOP 3

DIVISION 299 TOP 3

DIVISION 300+ TOP 3

1 NEBRASKA

1 WEST FLORIDA

1 GEORGIA

1 PENINSULAR FLORIDA

$89,363.05

$159,529.58

$308,815.72

$563,998.07

2 NORTH DAKOTA

2 WISCONSIN-N MICHIGAN

2 MINNESOTA

2 OKLAHOMA

$60,372.91

$139,764.93

$201,688.00

$549,054.42

3 SOUTHERN IDAHO

3 MISSISSIPPI

3 SOUTH TEXAS

3 ARKANSAS

$51,573.49

$94,230.68

$178,812.91

$467,359.72

Divisions: these categories represent the number of churches within a district (i.e., “Division 99” represents districts with 1-99 churches within their region). The Assemblies of God Fellowship is divided into 67 districts that follow state boundaries or are set according to specific language groups.


Light for the Lost Spotlight is the official voice of Light for the Lost, the missions focus of the Assemblies of God. National Light for the Lost Director: Rick Allen; LFTL Advisory Committee; Designer: Josh Thomassen. LFTL may be reached at 1445 N. Boonville Avenue, Springfield, MO 65802. Please feel free to visit our website: lftl.ag.org or send us an email at: lftl@ag.org. If you are a missionary or missions partner that utilizes Light for the Lost funds and would like to send us your story, please email us at lftl@ag.org. Copyright © 2018 by Gospel Publishing House, 1445 N. Boonville Ave., Springfield, MO 65802

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May 2018 LFTL Spotlight  

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