ABOUT 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, the printed word, and equipment for mass evangelism, our missionaries can better fulfill the Great Commission.

Speed the Light (STL) 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. Since its beginning, STL has raised over $253 million for missionary equipment around the world.

Speed the Light began in 1944 after Ralph Harris, then head of the National Youth Ministries department, prayed for a way to give A/G students the opportunity to help missionaries in their work. Now, by providing ministry equipment to our missionaries, STL is training the young people of America to develop individual ownership of the Great Commission as they help our missionaries spread the gospel message to the lost.

Today, Speed the Light is one of the most effective youth missions ministries in the church world. Assemblies of God students have accepted a great responsibility to voluntarily sacrifice and raise funds to purchase the equipment. STL operates with one guiding principle: All assistance must go to purchase equipment directly related to evangelism (“evangelism” is defined as propagating the gospel and instructing converts). STL equipment has not been nor is presently given for promotion, solicitation, or normal administrative functions.

If our missionaries are going to get to where the lost live, 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, wheel barrows, etc., if it has wheels or hooves and can carry a missionary to a country, city, town, village, or under a card board box where someone is waiting to hear about Jesus, Speed the Light has provided it.

We give so our missionaries can travel faster, preach clearer, and be heard louder, in order that Heaven might be a bigger place…filled with people from every nationality, color, and tribe who have accepted Him as their Savior

OPEN PROJECTS

When you support a project, you are partnering with career missionaries and providing tools for them to share the Gospel of Jesus with unreached people.

World Serve | $50,000

World Serve Africa Water Wells $50,000 For over 25 years, WorldServe International has focused its efforts on providing clean water to East Africa—one of the most water-stressed regions in the world! We understand that clean water is more than a simple drink. It’s about healthy people, growing…

SENSITIVE COUNTRY | $10,000

NAME WITHHELD SENSITIVE COUNTRY Public Transit Pass $10,000

SENSITIVE COUNTRY | $3,750

NAME WITHHELD SENSITIVE COUNTRY Public Transit Pass $3,750  

Dream Center of Philadelphia | $35,000

Dream Center of Philadelphia 15 Passenger Van $35,000 WHAT IS THE DREAM CENTER? The Dream Center is a faith-based charitable organization that finds and fills the needs of struggling people from all over the United States. Since 1995, thousands of individuals and families have found…

Africa’s Hope | $20,000

Africa’s Hope Kindle Tablets & SD Cards $20,000 The continent of Africa is made up of 54 countries and more than a billion people. The AGWM Africa region consists of the 48 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Amidst the pressures of war, disease, food and water…

Joe Cali | $35,000

Joe Cali Youth Alive First Term Vehicle $35,000 Joe Cali and his wife, Beckie, have served in full time youth ministry for the past 13 years. They are now serving as the PennDel Youth Alive Missionaries. Their desire is for students to live out their…

Jeff Book | $10,000

Jeff Book Himalayan Plateau Public Transit Pass $10,000

Richard Wislocky | $45,000

Richard Wislocky Hungary Next Term Vehicle $45,000 Learn more and connect with Richard Website Email

Timothy Pollick | $37,500

Timothy Pollick Indonesia First Term Vehicle $37,500   FIND OUT MORE ABOUT TIMOTHY POLLICK AND CONTACT HIM Website | Facebook | Instagram

Juan Ocasio III | $29,000

Juan Ocasio III Georgia Next Term Vehicle $29,000 We are members of a great team in Vilnius, Lithuania that is serving to plant a new life-giving church in the heart of this city. We have peace in our hearts that God is opening doors for…

Rehrersburg Teen Challenge | $25,000

Teen Challenge Rehrersburg, PA Grant for Induction Center $25,000 Our mission is to provide teens & adults freedom from addiction and other life-controlling issues through Christ-centered solutions. The National Office strives to accomplish that mission by empowering, educating, and equipping the local centers. EMPOWER We want…

Project Rescue | $1262.29

Project Rescue Eurasia Ministry Vehicle $1,262.29 Last year, Project Rescue ministered to over 37,000 women and children impacted by sexual slavery. In India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Moldova, Tajikistan, Spain and France Project Rescue partners work to bring the love of Jesus Christ to prostituted women and children…

Mosaic Church | $3,500

Mosaic Church USA New Church Grant $3,500 Welcome to Mosaic Church. We are so glad you are here. Everything we do at Mosaic Church goes back to the mission statement of our church, “Love God, Love People.”We truly believe you can live the life of…

Live Dead Arab World | $40,000

Live Dead Arab World Dubai Vehicle $40,000 Live Dead Arab World exists to make disciples and plant the church among the 400 unreached people groups of the Arab world. We are deploying church planting teams from our training centers to 33 gateway cities across the…

Tony Sebastian | $3,800

Tony Sebastian Greek Cyprus Portable sound system $3,800 The Sebastian family moved to Thessaloniki, Greece in 2008, and have pioneered along with amazing team members something unique to the region.  Thier focus is on Business as Mission, church planting, university ministry, and social justice campaigns. …

Live Dead Arab World | $3,000

Live Dead Arab World Photocopier $3,000 Live Dead Arab World exists to make disciples and plant the church among the 400 unreached people groups of the Arab world. We are deploying church planting teams from our training centers to 33 gateway cities across the Middle…

F.R.E.E. International | $15,000

F.R.E.E. International 32′ Mobile Response Trailer $15,000 F.R.E.E. International exists until modern-day slavery no longer exists. F.R.E.E. works to abolish sex and labor trafficking primarily in the U.S. with innovative collaborations through public and private partnerships. FIND Collaborating in the fight against human trafficking. PREVENT, SEARCH AND…

Joel Schreiber | $15,000

Joel Schreiber Chi Alpha, USA Sound System $15,000 So: we’re Chi Alpha. We’re great, thanks for asking! We don’t have a major – although we are on university campuses all over the world. We’re a network of Christian ministries that look a little bit different…

Live Dead Africa | $45,000

Live Dead Africa Senegal Vehicle $45,000 Live Dead Africa is committed to taking the church where it does not exist; to making Christ known to people groups who don’t have an opportunity to know him. Live Dead Africa exists to plant churches and make disciples…

Convoy of Hope USA | $25,000

Convoy of Hope USA Refrigerated Trailer $25,000 Convoy of Hope was founded in 1994 by the Donaldson family. Their inspiration for starting the organization can be traced back to the many people who helped their family after their father, Harold, was killed by a drunk…

Brett Zeiler | $50,000

Brett Zeiler Cambodia First Term Vehicle $50,000 I’m an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God and was a Children’s Pastor for 8 years at New Life Church in Lancaster, PA. In June of 2015, God gave me a very distinct vision while I was…

Jim Sabella | $4,000

James Sabella Eastern Europe Vehicle Refurbishment $4,000 Jim Sabella is serving a middle leader in the Assemblies of God World Missions. While researching for his Doctor of Ministry degree, Jim noticed that most of the leadership literature focused on those leaders who serve at the…

In the event that a designated STL project is funded,
the additional funds received will be used to help fund other STL projects.

SUPPORT

Project support can be sent to:


STL

4651 Westport Drive
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Make Checks payable to:

PennDel District Council

ALL SPEED THE LIGHT GIVING MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 16 TO QUALIFY AS GIVING FOR THAT YEAR.

For any STL questions please call (717-795-5921) or email Jessica (Jessica@penndel.org) Monday – Friday 8:30am-3:30pm.

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