History of LIFE Literature
The late Lester Miller founded LIFE Ministries in 1987. On a trip to Haiti he sensed and responded to the need for Christian literature in Haiti in the Creole language. In a parallel ministry Lester also responded to the need for teaching Biblical financial concepts in our conservative Anabaptist communities and churches. These two ministries functioned under the direction of the LIFE Ministries Executive Board. However, with Brother Lester’s passing in 2001, it became necessary to form a Literature Committee to give focused energy and direction to the printing and distribution of literature. This allowed the Executive Board to focus its energies on the increasing demand for Biblical counseling in our communities. At the same time, the Literature Committee’s opportunities and resources were on the increase also. As time progressed, the value of creating two separate ministries became more clear. Separating the ministries would provide clarity and focus to each, as well as encourage further growth. On November 5, 2010, the Consulting Board voted unanimously to separate the Literature from the Counseling. The Literature Committee has formed its own Board and provides office space and staff for its operations. The literature ministry is now named LIFE Literature, and the counseling ministry is named LIFE Counseling Ministries. Currently the Literature Committee distributes over a million tracts and nearly 100,000 Bibles, Bible study and Bible storybooks annually to Haiti.