When the world went door-to-door trick-or-treating on Halloween, the Washington Ghanaian Seventh-day Adventist Church (Md.) members opened their doors to give them little sachets of candies stuffed with Glow Gospel tracts. In some areas, members joined the masses and went knocking on doors to share the treats with their neighbors. Together, members distributed nearly 500 packets which were designed to give messages of hope, love, eternal life and Bible-based answers to every day questions.
Afua Frimpong, a teen who attends the church, took the idea to the next level when rain hindered her community’s children from getting to her home on Halloween night. Frimpong decided to take the wrapped gospel treats to school and share them with her close friends. “They were so thrilled to receive the gifts,” said Frimpong. “They all thanked me and some read the brochures right away.”
Pathfinder youth from the church came up with this evangelistic method after discussing ways to reach people with the Good News on Halloween. On the eve of Halloween, youth and church members came together to pack the 500 gifts. The response from the community was so positive that members say they have plans to make this an annual event.
Story by Margaret Attey, Communications Department Leader, Washington Ghanaian SDA Church