Literacy & Evangelism International (LEI) equips the Church to share the message of Jesus Christ through the gift of reading.
We develop Bible-content materials to teach basic reading in local languages and conversational English. We train church leaders and missionaries to use LEI materials for evangelism, discipleship and church planting.
- We develop Bible-content materials to teach basic reading in local languages and conversational English.
- We train church leaders and missionaries to use LEI materials for evangelism, discipleship, and church planting.
- We develop partnerships to expand the mission of LEI.
Equipping the Church to share the message of Jesus Christ through the gift of reading.
You can read.
For the nearly 1 billion adults in the world who cannot read and write, life is especially difficult. They are:
- Unable to read important documents
- Unable to communicate through text or writing
- Unable to read the Bible
Among the illiterate of the world, poverty rates are higher; diseases and sickness are more prevalent.
You Can Transform a Community
There is hope! All over the world, in just a few months, adults are learning to read and write, and this transforms their lives and communities. A new reader is confident and engages his or her community in a positive way.
You Can Equip the Church
If you can't read the Bible how can you expect to be a part of a growing and thriving community of faith? When people can read the Bible for themselves, they experience God in a deeper more personal relationship, and this helps protect the church from false doctrines.
Discover Your Role
There are many roles in the development of a literacy ministry.
- Tutor: teach a class or individual how to read and write
- Trainer: train volunteers to teach literacy
- Primer Consultant: develop new primers and literacy materials
“English, the business language of the world.”
Around the world, English is a highly sought after skill. You can meet a need in your community and share the message of Jesus Christ by teaching English as a Second Language (ESL).
Immigrants in English-speaking cultures miss out on many opportunities and risk being taken advantage of. ESL classes are an opportunity for your church or ministry to meet their need.
LEI’s ESL materials:
are easy to teach
are adaptable to any level of English
Click here for training to become an ESL Tutor.
The vision for Literacy & Evangelism International was born out of the Korean mission experience of Dr. Bob Rice. While studying literacy, Dr. Rice was influenced and mentored by Frank Labauch, a pioneer in literacy mission work. Labauch endorsed Dr. Rice’s vision, stating, “The Literacy and Evangelism program is closer to the heart of God than any other…because (it can) win souls to Christ.”
New Reader Testimonies
The Bible as God's inspired, infallible and completed Word for all people everywhere, to show them the Way, the Truth and the Life and to be their final authority.
One God, sovereign and unchangeable Creator and Sustainer of all, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, being infinite yet personal, just yet merciful, and perfect in holiness, truth & love.
The essential dignity and value of all people everywhere, created as God's image bearers, yet estranged from God because of Adam's fall and personal sin, being totally incapable of a right relationship to God apart from grace.
Jesus Christ, who by virtue of His deity, virgin birth, sinless humanity, substitutionary death, atoning blood, bodily resurrection and ascension to heaven as King and Priest, is the only one capable of redeeming people.
Salvation by God's grace alone whereby the Holy Spirit regenerates, the Son justifies, and the Father adopts those who personally repent and trust in Jesus Christ alone as Savior and Lord.
The Holy Spirit's deity and work of convicting, regenerating, illuminating, indwelling and manifesting His fruit and gifts in believers for the unity, edification and mission of the Church in the world, to the glory of God.
The priesthood of all believers who together form the universal Church, Christ's Bride or Body of which He is Head and has commissioned to advance the light of the Gospel in this dark world.
The extension of the Gospel to all people groups, Christ's personal, visible and bodily return, and the resurrection and judgment of all mankind: the lost to eternal punishment and the saved to life with God forever.