God’s Muslim Children

by Meiring Pretorius
When I arrived in Tanzania, the Seventh-Day Adventist Church was in the middle of a satellite evangelism program. I wanted to visit one of the sites, so a local church elder picked me up from the hotel. …

Where Ministers Can’t Be Heard

by Meiring Pretorius
As a publishing correspondent for Light Bearers Ministry in Africa, I have the privilege of listening to literally hundreds of people tell me their conversion stories. I see lives who are touched by God’s powerful Word…

Whose Business Is It?

by Meiring Pretorius
As told to Meiring Pretorius by Ilunga Kazembe, Northern Zambia: It was a Sunday. I was going home from visiting some students who were enrolled to study the Discover…

Boost for São Tomé and Príncipe

by Meiring Pretorius
São Tomé and Princípe is a small country located on the seacoast of West Central Africa, just under the equator. With a population of approximately only 200,000, São Tomé and Príncipe is a peaceful country. It has few…

Celebration and Stolen Salvation

by Meiring Pretorius
This year, 2019, the Seventh-day Adventist Church marks one hundred years of its existence in Rwanda. A  celebration was held on August 31. It was a high Sabbath. About 50,000 Adventists packed into the Mahoro stadium in…

A Publishing House Report from Kenya

by Meiring Pretorius
In a Different Army I met him near Kisumu City in Western Kenya. His name is Dyvan Fred Khakame. He served as a counselor and "pastor" in the Salvation Army, led the…

Pubs Close, Doors Open

by Meiring Pretorius
In May 2018, Pastor Mark Finley and his team conducted a series of evangelistic meetings in Mwanza, Tanzania, with satellite sites in all districts of South Nyanza Conference. A few satellite sites were also established in…

Bible Lessons Behind Bars

by Meiring Pretorius
Kateregga Kyembe served seven years in Luzira Upper Prison for a crime he did not commit and was released on March 19, 2018. He was found innocent and suffered unnecessarily because of Uganda's poor legal system. A survey…

The Sabbath Safari

by Meiring Pretorius
We were entering a Tanzanian open market where a young Muslim woman was selling her produce. While waiting for customers, her attention was absorbed in a piece of literature from Light Bearers. The pastors and elders with me…

Light in India

by Meiring Pretorius
When I walked into one of India’s many temples, it felt like I was entering the realm of darkness. Creepy to say the least. In one corner, six men (Hindu priests I presumed) were chanting and praying loudly to a…

Testimonies from Zambia

by Meiring Pretorius
Sweeter Than Honey A young man with an impressive name, Ernest Mukwekwe, was not satisfied with how the truths of the Bible were being taught in his church. Ernest was earnest to know the Lord. Someone handed him a Bible lesson from Light…

Every Piece a Bullet

by Meiring Pretorius
Rwanda is still busy healing from its deep and sensitive scar. The horror of the satanic killings that began on the morning of April 7, 1994 is still fresh in the minds of the survivors. More than one million victims, the survivors’ family and…

News Flash: Burkina Faso

by Meiring Pretorius
“At least 35 people have died and 90 more were injured after a series of attacks in Burkina Faso, believed to have been conducted by Islamic extremists. Seven soldiers were killed in the country’s capital Ouagadougou after gunmen open fired on…

Invisible Possibilities

by Meiring Pretorius
The Eastern and Western Tanzania Conferences organized a series of public evangelistic meetings for June 2017. With 300 Seventh-day Adventist churches in the city of Dar es Salaam and every church hosting three separate sites, the effort was huge…

Literature Reports from the World Field

by Meiring Pretorius
The Seventh-day Adventist Church membership in Zambia has doubled in the past 10 years, growing from 500,000 members to more than a million. With a population of 15 million people, Zambia has the highest Adventist Church growth rate in Africa, and…

A Banker Sees an Opportunity

by Meiring Pretorius
“Many whom God has qualified to do excellent work accomplish very little, because they attempt little. Thousands pass through life as if they had no definite object for which to live, no standard to reach. Such will obtain a reward proportionate…

Changed and Inspired by Literature

by Meiring Pretorius
As I drove into the country of Lesotho, I typed into my GPS the address of the Lesotho Conference headquarters and followed the directions into the central part of Maseru, the capital city of Lesotho. With the GPS it should not be too difficult…

How Far into Africa?

by Meiring Pretorius
Have you ever wondered how the gospel message will reach every person on the globe? Well, this is God’s promise in His Word according to Matthew 24:14: “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the…

Literature Evangelism in Tanzania

by Meiring Pretorius
Magomeni Seventh-day Adventist Church believes that the most rapid and cost-effective way of placing the gospel in the hands of humanity’s hungering masses is through spreading truth-filled literature and publications. It is because of this…

Light Bearers’ Materials Lead to Booming Bible Schools in Malawi

by Meiring Pretorius
My recent trip to Malawi was very fruitful. The Voice of Prophecy Bible School Director, Pastor Moffat Botolo, went out of his way to make my visit meaningful. His department of the Malawi Union Conference is very active in using Light Bearers’…

Captives Set Free in Kenya

by Meiring Pretorius
Prison Ministry What message does one give to a prison full of inmates who committed capital offences? Most are sentenced 20 years or more. Others are on death row. As we approached the high-walled Naivasha maximum security prison, my eye…

Light Bearers Literature Supports Ted Wilson’s Meetings

by Meiring Pretorius
"Hope for the Cities," a mission to reach the cities of the world for Christ, launched by the General Conference of the Seventh-day…