1000 Points of Light

1,048 Points of light

Be a Point of Light

1000 Points of Light is an intentional initiative created to help us shift our perspective and open our eyes to the everyday opportunities that God sets before each and every one us.
 
Between May and September, our hope is to make 1000 intentional points of light in our community and around the world. 
 
A point of light is any action that shares the love of Jesus by encouraging, supporting, praying, loving, or giving to someone in need that day.
 
So whether you, encourage a stranger, help your neighbor, support a co-worker, pray for a family member or lead someone in making a life changing decision to follow Jesus Christ, do it with intentionality and purpose, knowing that you are being a light in the darkness. 
 
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it. 
John 1:5 
  • Actions that encourages, supports or shares the love of Jesus.

Recent Points of Light

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.

John 1:5

I invited a new family from church over for dinner.

Paid for coffee for the person behind me.

Each day at VBS when my group and I rejoined, the kids were always attentive listeners and very talkative. We talked about the lesson, related things and we prayed.

Helped a kid feel special

I bought cupcakes and had the people in our apartment complex sign a birthday card for a neighbour who turned 95 years old and doesn’t have any friends. It was a great and very meaningful surprise for her.

Every week I have to send an email to colleagues to let them know a process has completed. I include a short encouraging message every time. I’ve had several comment that they miss getting those cherry emails when they move to another dept or go on May leave. At Christmas and Easter, I take the liberty of saying something more overtly faith-focussed. I have been doing this since 2008, but since the 1000 points initiative started in May, it would now be about 12.

This week I arranged for my small group to invest in supporting a refugee family with healthy food and new clothing.

A friend of mine bought someone who needed to leave his home a trailer. The person even now has a sense of purpose fixing his new home up. It was so amazing to see how God worked this out.

Andrew

On garbage days, especially when it’s windy, I pick up the garbage (Recycle, compost, non-recyclable) bins for my neighbours, after the trucks have passed through, and I get home, and put them on or near their front porches.

Helped clean up the refugee housing for Welcome Home.

Today I bumped into one of my classmates from my compilers class. I told him that I wanted to introduce him to my best friend Jesus. (It turns out that he was a Christian to begin with!)

Christena

Hey during the young adults event tonight. was able to clean up the environment, tell people about Canada day event. Hand out flyers and just be one with community and spread love. Loving God and loving others.