Giving light to our world (GLOW) is an outreach initiative in multiple NAD conferences based on the concept of church members carrying Adventist literature with them wherever they go and handing it out, free of charge, at every opportunity. Here are two short stories of lives touched by GLOW:
Story 1 A church member living in California went to the hospital for medical tests. While there, he handed a GLOW tract to his doctor. A few days later the doctor called him. The member gripped the phone in fear, expecting bad news. The doctor, however, just wanted to thank him for the GLOW tract. “After I read it, I gave it to my wife,” the doctor said. “She not only read that one, but she looked up the Web site [listed on the back of the tracts] and read all the rest of the tracts online.” He then added that he wanted to talk more to the church member about the Bible.
Story 2 An associate pastor of Fresno Central Adventist Church received a phone call from a husband and wife requesting Bible studies. They had found the pastor’s number on the back of a GLOW tract. The pastor promised to stop by the couple’s house to meet them and to set up a time to begin the studies. That first visit, however, lasted more than two hours. The woman had picked up several GLOW tracts at the local welfare office, which led to personal Bible study. By the time the pastor arrived at their home, they had already studied numerous Bible doctrines. They are now attending the Fresno Central church.
Stories compiled by Central California Conference GLOW director Nelson Ernst. To find out more about GLOW, go to sdaglow.org. This piece was published January 12, 2012.