October 30, 2013

GLOW Stories

Giving light to our world—GLOW—is an outreach initiative in multiple North American Division 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:

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A young woman sent an e-mail to the GLOW office describing how she placed GLOW tracts on the topic of relativism in her college philosophy classroom just before class began one day. The teacher came in, found the tracts, and instructed his students to each get one and read the first two pages. Apparently, the teacher had already found the same tract elsewhere on campus and read it. When he discovered the identical tracts in the classroom, he decided to use them in his teaching because they discussed that day’s prescheduled topic: relativism!  

Story 2 

A young man was traveling home on a plane and began a conversation on spiritual matters with a woman sitting next to him. Soon they had covered many topics, including Bible prophecy. As the conversation drew to a close, the young man felt sorry that he didn’t have any literature to give to the woman. All of a sudden, however, a hand reached back from the row in front of him holding a stack of GLOW tracts. Another Adventist passenger had overheard the conversation and decided to be helpful. The grateful young man later discovered that the Adventist who “just happened” to be on the same flight, to sit one row up, and overhear their conversation had “just happened” to get the tracts only a few days before from his pastor. That man himself was new to the GLOW program.

Stories compiled by Central California Conference GLOW director Nelson Ernst. To find out more about GLOW, go to sdaglow.org..