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 

Recent Points of Light

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

John 1:5

I let a friend of mine know about WPA’s VBS program. Their family doesn’t go to church so it felt like an uncomfortable stretch to me but she’s actually looking into registering her son to attend!

Lydia Herrlich

Wrote a note of encouragement to a fellow believer who is struggling

Steve

Helped another work colleague make gains toward their sales target by giving them all the leads that came in one day.

I encouraged a sister in Christ who is leading a weekly prayer meeting. Sometimes, not many people turn up, so I’m glad that God gave me the opportunity to encourage her.

Helped an old woman with a broken/bruised arm to push her wagon loaded with items from the 3rd floor to ground floor. She said “God sent an angel to help me today”. I felt blessed.

I reached out to a friend from the past to offer reconciliation over past hurts.

I sat down with a stranger in a Tim Hortons who looked like they were having a sad day and took some time to encourage them and pray for them.

Olivia Padiath

I donated 12 inches of my hair to support women through the Canadian Cancer Society.

1] visited aging aunt at the hospital 2] took a gift of appreciation to a neighbour who is moving away 3] gave 3 crossing guards Tim Horton gift cards

Lydia Herrlich

I shared the gospel with a young woman struggling with life at a coffee shop.

I responded kindly to a confrontational comment at work and looked after the job the other dept was responsible for. I got a gentle “thank you” back and an acknowledgement that yes, that normally is their job.

Nancy Seiling

My mom is in a long term care facility, and one time when I went to visit her, she was still in the dining room, so I knelt by her and talked to her until she was ready to go back to her room. A woman at another table kept calling for the staff to take her apron, but they were too busy, so I went over and took it and put it on the table and she asked me where her room was. I said, Well what’s your name?” and her answer was “I don’t know”. I laughed and said “Well, this puts me in a bit of a bind,.” Suddenly she said “June, my name is June.” I brightened up and said “My birthday is in June. I Love your name.” We got to talking a little bit about her lunch and then a helper came to whisk her away and thanked me over and over for my kindness and I went back to mom’s table. I may not have done much, but for awhile June felt loved and appreciated, and I was once more reminded that it isn’t the big things that count, but the little ones. Good lesson for me.