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Saint Helena, CA, 94574-1048
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Here's a great GLOW story from Central, sent February 13, 2010:

This past week the Central California Conference GLOW director, Nelson Ernst, developed a new way to get literature into the community.  After giving a GLOW presentation at a church in Bakersfield, Nelson took a group of church members out do some GLOW outreach.   Since it was raining they decided to go to a multi-level parking garage and put GLOW tracts on car doors.  While they were placing tracts on cars, suddenly two security guards pounced on Nelson, handcuffed him and began patting him down to check for weapons.  While one guard was patting Nelson down, the other began interrogating him and said, "So you guys are trying to steal cars huh?"  At this point Nelson realized that they saw them through the security cameras and misunderstood what they were doing.  When he told them that they were just passing out Bible tracts, the expressions on the guards' faces changed.  The interrogating security guard, while feeling for weapons in Nelson's pockets, had pulled out a bundle of tracts and after he understood what they were doing, he took one out of the stack entitled, "The End of the World," and said, "Hey, can I have this one?" Nelson, while still handcuffed, replied by saying, "Sure, in fact I have a bunch of other ones that you can have too!"  The security guards didn't even ask the group to leave afterwards but kindly said, "Well, we have policies against this kind of stuff but not everyone has nice Christian tracts like these ones."    Praise God, perhaps that security guard could not have gotten a GLOW tract to answer his questions any other way!

Nelson Ernst

The GLOW Team from Central California Conference
and the St. Helena Seventh-day Adventist Church
will present a hands-on workshop on October 30

Operation: GLOW!
Introducing People to Their Creator


Sabbath, October 30, 2010

  • 9:30 AM Sabbath School
  • 10:30 AM Church Service with Pastor Dan Freedman
  • 12:30 PM Fellowship Dinner - Italian Potluck
  • 2:00 PM GLOW Training with Karen Hamilton and Charinette Guerrero
  • 4:00 PM How to Give Bible Studies with Karen Hamilton
  • 5:30-6:30pm  HAYSTACKS Potluck
  • 7:00pm Pastor Ivor Myers' Testimony
  • 8:00pm  Special Baptism


For more details please call the church office 707.963.4461 or email
 St. Helena Seventh-day Adventist Church
1777 Main Street . St. Helena, CA 94574


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