GLOW: Giving Light to Our World
Giving Light to Our World—GLOW—is an outreach initiative that originated in California, United States, but is now branching out to other world divisions. It’s based on the concept of church members distributing GLOW tracts—free of charge—at every opportunity. The tracts are currently being printed in 45 languages.
Here is a short story that depicts a life touched by GLOW:
CUBA: Maria’s parents were planning a trip to Cuba to visit family, so Maria prepared various gifts for them to take to her relatives. The Lord impressed her to include a GLOW tract for her aunt. Maria also wrote a letter to her aunt, in which she thanked her for all the good times she experienced at her house as a child. Sadly, her aunt’s son, Edgar, had died when he was only 3, so Maria explained that when Jesus comes again, He will return the young children who had died to their mothers. “I told her that I did not know how horrendous the pain is that comes from losing a child, but that it would be awesome to see Jesus doing that,” Maria said. “Since she is not a believer, I asked her whom she would want Jesus to give Edgar to. It would be an honor for me to receive him, I told her, but that I thought she would prefer to be the one.” The Spanish GLOW tract Maria included was titled ‘Is There Hope After Death?’”
Maria’s mother later told Maria that her aunt had cried after reading the letter and tract. The aunt then made a decision to go to church.
Stories are compiled by Pacific Union Conference, United States, GLOW director Nelson Ernst. To learn more about GLOW, go to sdaglow.org. To watch video GLOW testimonies, go to vimeo.com/user13970741.