Other Current Publications

History Book
History Book
History Book

In addition to the Higher Way magazine, the organization also prints a smaller magazine, the Light of Hope, which is designed for evangelistic use. Each edition is based on a personal testimony, and accompanied by short supplementary articles explaining how to find God.  

The Higher Way steering committee plans an upcoming edition.

Along with these publications, the organization prints tracts, Sunday school curriculum materials, booklets, invitational flyers, posters, calendars, and stationery for various office and mailing needs. Each year nearly four million pieces of printed matter are produced.

These magazines and tracts sent out into all parts of the world do an effectual work. As “silent missionaries,” this Gospel literature speaks to the hearts of the readers when a person might be unable to do so. They can be sent into homes, prisons, and other institutions where a personal visitation might not be possible. They can go into disease-infested areas without any ill effect and are never hindered by weariness or sickness.

A view of the correspondence office at the Northwest Sixth and Burnside location, taken during the 1940s.

A correspondent in India sent in the fol­lowing summary: “Tracts can go everywhere . . . They never tire, and like angels of God, bless all, give to all, and ask no gift in return. They talk to one as well as to the multitude,  . . . take no note of scoffs, jeers, or taunts. None can betray them into making hasty expressions. They will tell their story twice, thrice, or more times . . . They are, in short: vehicles of Truth, teachers of all classes, and the benefactors of all lands.”

Distribution does not occur only in remote areas of the world. In the United States also, publications go into diverse places. In public libraries, hospitals, and rest homes, spiritually interested readers are happy to learn that Christ gives peace to troubled hearts. Lonely merchant seamen have been given the literature, have read the words of eternal life aboard ship, and then have carried the message back to their homeland. Men and women behind bars have experienced the life-transforming power of Jesus Christ after reading a Gospel tract. Many a defeated derelict, standing idly on the street corner, has accepted a paper from the workers, and after reading it, has sought and received power to “go, and sin no more” (John 8:11).

Ray Scholz, who distributed many tracts and papers as part of the outreach to the seafaring men, looks over the tract rack in the Portland church narthex to make a selection.