Custom-made tract to be shared on the nation’s capital on the country’s 150th anniversary
The countdown is on.
On July 1, Canada will turn 150, and the northern nation is planning to celebrate it in grand fashion. While multiple events will take place across the country on that day, the largest gathering is set to take place in Ottawa, the nation’s capital. The long-day festivity will include music festivals, street celebrations, a massive fireworks show, and an official outdoor ceremony with the presence of Charles, Prince of Wales, his wife Camilla, and other international dignitaries.
Making the most of the day, which in 2017 falls on a Saturday, Seventh-day Adventist volunteers across Canada are working on the logistics to travel to Ottawa and distribute a Canadian-themed tract to 300,000 of the estimated 500,000 people who will take part in the celebrations in the nation’s capital. The Giving Light to Our World (GLOW) tract, a division of Lifestyle Canada Educational Service (LCES), will include an inspirational thought, contact information, and Canada’s national anthem in English and French, Canada’s official languages.
“It thrills my heart to know that hundreds of volunteers will ‘Give Light to Our World’ this summer in Ottawa,” said Jonathan Zita, LCES director and Canada’s GLOW co-ordinator. “The dream is for church members from all age groups to take part in this outreach initiative.”
Zita said that he believes in the power of God’s Word to transform hearts, and that is the reason he and others are looking forward to sharing it with others through literature. “To me, GLOW is not only the ability to plant seeds for a future harvest,” he said, “but it provides me with joy to know that others can have a chance to connect with God right now through His Word.”