Many know a historical event took place this past September when Pope Francis visited America and addressed a joint session of Congress for the first time in Papal history. While in America, he also visited the World Meeting of Families being held in Philadelphia. His visit was estimated to attract around one million visitors to the city.
This event gave GLOW director Nelson Ernst an idea to pass out one million GLOW tracts while everyone was in town. After much prayer and planning, Ernst made the decision to move forward. On the last day of the trip, a special team of eleven missionaries was sent to the heart of the activity and face the crowds for over eight hours. Over fifty-five-thousand tracts were passed out that day. One-million tracts were passed out in ten days, and the missionaries went home knowing their lives would never be the same. The mission trip had been a success.
Now Super Bowl 50 is set to take place in San Francisco Feb. 7, 2016. In anticipation, Bay Area church members have been gearing up for a week long event leading up to the big game. The San Francisco Business Times reports one million people are expected to visit the Bay Area that week. The GLOW team sees this event as another opportunity to pass out one million GLOW tracts. The trip will span Jan. 29 to Feb. 8. If you would like to join this exciting endeavor, apply now by visiting 1millionglow.org.
Watch the full documentary from the Philadelphia mission trip below, and may the Lord keep us faithful wherever He’s called us to serve.