(known formerly as Harvest Ingathering; also called in various parts of the world by other names). An annual worldwide denominational appeal to, and gathering in of funds from, the general public. The campaign serves a double purpose: (1) it provides funds to aid a world program that includes medical, educational, welfare, and evangelistic projects, which bring relief and uplift to humanity and a living Christ to the world, and (2) it is a means of making contacts in millions of homes, whose occupants are presented with a special issue of a magazine that describes the worldwide work of Seventh-day Adventists and that offers the opportunity of enrolling in a Bible correspondence course. This solicitation has been conducted every year since 1903 and has been extended to all countries where t...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.