February 10, 2014

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:

Story 1

Members of a small church in Michigan placed six GLOW racks in various stores in the community and kept them stocked with GLOW tracts. After reading through the tract about Sabbath, a customer became convinced that Saturday is the Sabbath. He told the manager he should close on Saturdays and presented the biblical evidence to support that position. The manager read the tract and agreed, so he changed his store hours and closed on the Sabbath.

Story 2

A local GLOW leader in California named Enrique attempted to contact Joel, a visiting preacher, to ask him to bring GLOW tracts to the church that weekend when he came to present the sermon. However, Enrique had Joel’s old number in his phone. In response, he received a text asking, “What is GLOW?” He discovered the person he had contacted wasn’t Joel but a middle-aged woman. Enrique explained that GLOW tracts are little pamphlets about health and God caring for us. After a long pause, he received the text: “Does He care?” Enrique shared Bible promises from Isaiah showing that God loves everyone and has a plan for each person’s life. He also asked if she had any prayer requests. When they were ending their texting conversation more than an hour later, she said, “Thank you! I just finished crying.” God works in mysterious and creative ways.

Stories compiled by Pacific Union Conference GLOW director Nelson Ernst. To learn more about GLOW, go to sdaglow.org. To watch video GLOW testimonies, go to vimeo.com/user13970741.