Literature Evangelist / Colporteur

A Seventh-day Adventist who regularly sells denominational books and magazines from house to house to the public. He or she is considered a gospel worker whose efforts are coordinated with those of the other evangelistic workers of the church. The work is a sacred one and partakes of that of a minister, a teacher, and a salesperson. Going directly into the homes of all classes of people, literature evangelists (LEs) tell their customers of the way of salvation and pray with them, hoping that God will impress them as the books they leave in the homes are read and studied. Many are thus led into fuller understanding, spiritual conviction, and then into church fellowship through the influence of the press. Thousands of people who become interested in the SDA teachings first, in this way, enro...

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