WHAT IS SPEED THE LIGHT?

The concept is simple: we give so others can speed the light of the gospel to a world in darkness. This is accomplished by providing the “essential transportation and creative communication” equipment for missionary evangelism. Through modern transportation, radio, television, print, audio, and digital equipment, our missionaries can help make Jesus known.

Speed the Light is the student-initiated, volunteer, charitable program that provides much-needed equipment to missionaries across the nation and in over 180 countries around the world. It began in 1944 after Ralph Harris, then head of the National Youth Ministries department, prayed for a way to give Assemblies of God students the opportunity to help missionaries in their work.

Nearly 75 years later, Speed the Light is one of the most effective youth missions ministries in existence. Since its beginning, over $300 million has been raised for missionary equipment around the world. And, Speed the Light is still helping to disciple students to live a life of generosity as they become personally responsible for the mission of God by helping our missionaries make Jesus known throughout the world. 

Speed the Light operates with one guiding principle: all assistance must go to purchase equipment directly related to evangelism.

If our missionaries are going to get to those who do not yet know Jesus, it will be because of Speed the Light. Every missionary in the Assemblies of God will at some point fly, drive, or float to their destination in transportation that has been provided to them by our churches and students through Speed the Light. Airplanes, cars, vans, motorcycles, bicycles, trucks, buses, boats, horses, camels, donkeys, wheelbarrows, etc…if it has wheels or hooves and can carry a missionary to a country, city, town, village, or under a cardboard box where someone is waiting to hear about Jesus, Speed the Light has provided it.

Simply put, we give so our missionaries can travel faster, preach clearer, and be heard louder in order for all to know Jesus.

 

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OHIO PROJECTS

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Greg and Sarah Owens

South Africa

The Owens family is serving as career missionaries in South Africa. They are part of Urban Tribes, a new team-based church planting initiative which will strategically plant high-impact churches throughout Africa’s major cities to reach the influencers of those cities. Because Africa is the fastest urbanizing region in the world, the goal is that these churches will multiply and transform their respective countries, and ultimately the African continent, with the love of Jesus Christ.

Current Project: $48,000

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Steven Walent

Germany

They serve as mentor and coach for church planters and have set up the first Church Planter’s School in this part of the country.

Current Project: $

 

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Chris and Debbie Bowser

PERU, LATIN AMERICA CARIBBEAN

Their main goal in Peru is to plant churches.  We began by traveling to the southern desert to the city of Moquegua and we planted a church outside the city amongst the Aymara Indian people and the residents of the community of Los Libertadores.

Current Project: $

 

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Steve and Astrid Dunn

GERMANY, EUROPE

In response to the growing number of refugees coming into Germany, the Dunn’s started a ministry outreach to assist people in local asylum residences, many of whom come from Muslim countries.

Current Project: $37,050

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Richard and Minna Boettiger

GERMANY, EUROPE

Richard and Minna have been involved in Church Planting, Children’s and Youth Ministry and Evangelistic Outreach. Richard is a mentor to many young men, equipping them for outreach and witnessing opportunities and for serving in pastoral ministry. Minna reaches out to women through Women’s Outreach and speaking events.

Current Project: $28,500

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Christine Little

Zambia, Africa

Christine has had the wonderful opportunity to serve in Zambia in a wide range of roles.  She enjoys utilizing her skills as a nurse practitioner in local clinics.  The Lord has also openned doors for Christine to teach and share the Word in the national churches and bible schools.  She has been serving with Community Health Evangelism in Zambia (CHEZA), as a committee member and consulting trainer.  CHE is a Christ centered development program for local communities and churches, providing education in the areas of disease prevention, health promotion and presenting Christ.

Current Project: $35,000

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Ty and Cina Silva

SERVING IN NORTHERN PACIFIC RIM, ASIA PACIFIC

The priority focus of their ministry has been in helping to establish student ministries in Asia Pacific through vision casting, training workers and providing materials for youth and student ministry.

Current Project: $5,900

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Gary and Janice Dickinson

GABON, AFRICA

They are leading a Bible School project here in Libreville, Gabon is going forward. They haven’t had a missionary here for more than 50 years

Current Project: $

 

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Harvey and Maria Skinner

Italy

Harvey and Maria are involved in evangelism out- reach to Muslims. They work together with several churches in the area of Milan where they have a prayer and ministry center. The Skinners hold training seminars in European churches and Bible schools to help believers understand Islam and how to minister the gospel to Muslims.

Current Project: $

 

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David and Marie Turner

PANAMA, LATIN AMERICA CARIBBEAN

God has called the Turner’s to the Peoples of Panama and to help the National Church in Panama, Central America. They are starting Living Free (Vida Libre)  and provide Leadership development and training to help the existing churches. They want to rise up Pastors, Leaders and church planters to reach the un-reached peoples of Panama.

Current Project: $700

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Jim and Margaret Thacker

Madagascar, Africa

Current Project: $

 

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Danisia Ruffin

HONDURAS, LATIN AMERICA CARIBBEAN

Reaching people through genuine relationship building and discipleship. Teaching Godly identity & purpose through in-depth Bible study. Training up bold leaders as well as developing vocational skills to empower them.

Current Project: $35,000

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Isaac and Terry Smythia

Uruguay

Current Project: $

 

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