GLOW Tract Mission Trip to San Bernardino

Posted on May 10 2018

GLOW Tract Mission Trip to San Bernardino

“You are an answer to my prayer,” a woman said to Jason Daniel. Just moments earlier he had handed her a GLOW tract with the title Talking with God. She told him that just 15 minutes before their encounter she felt very depressed and anxious. She said, “I prayed and told God that He should send someone to me. Then you showed up just at the right time, thank God!”

This is one of many stories that took place during the San Bernardino GLOW Mission Project. The vision of this project was to reach people in the lower-income neighborhoods, large homeless populations, and high-crime areas in the city of San Bernardino. The project started on March 24 and continued through March 28. During those five days volunteers distributed half a million GLOW tracts to people in their cars or homes, or on the streets.

The goal was to have a team of 30 people who were willing to commit a week to becoming GLOW missionaries. Yet in the end, over 60 people joined in this project, which cut the project a few days shorter with their help. Some were students, others were professionals; and some lived locally, while some came from out of state.

“Because God had provided such a large group of volunteers, we had the opportunity to cover more than just San Bernardino and take GLOW tracts to surrounding cities such as Colton, Highland, Fontana, and Rialto,” said Eric Isaia, Southeastern California Conference GLOW coordinator.

As exciting as it was to add more cities to the list of areas covered, volunteers had to walk farther to reach some of the outlying places.

“Each night when we got back to the church, our cell phones showed how many steps were taken, how many flights of stairs were climbed, and how many miles were walked. On average, each volunteer walked close to 10 miles a day. Nevertheless, they continued to press on. In the midst of all the hard work, they were certain that God had a plan for the city of San Bernardino as well as some of the surrounding cities,” said Isaia.

For the volunteers, Isaiah 52:7 gained new meaning: “How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation” (NIV).

By Eric Isaia with Enno Müller