As children of God, He has commissioned us to be the light in a world of darkness.

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

Matthew 5:16

“For this is what the Lord has commanded us: ‘I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.'”

Acts 13:47

“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light.”

Ephesians 5:8

Pray

“God use me as a light in this world. Lead me and show me how I can SHINE your love.

Illuminate someone that I can be a blessing to.”

How can you be light in a world of darkness?

Here are some practical ways to help those in our community:

Volunteer at Collin’s Cupboard here at the The Lighthouse Church every Wednesday to help hand out food to the needy. Contact Gene and Robin Campbell at robin.campbell@delandlighthouse.com.

Volunteer at Collin’s Cupboard here at the The Lighthouse Church every Wednesday to help hand out food to the needy. Contact the church office at (386) 734-5380 for more information.

Get involved with Kairos Prison Ministry. Contact Gina Brockmeyer for more details by emailing her at gina@kmpi.org.

Get involved with Kairos Prison Ministry. Contact Gina Brockmeyer for more details by emailing her at gina@kmpi.org.

Partner with The Mordecai Project as they seek to confront the abuse of women in various countries. Please visit http://www.themordecaiproject.org  or contact Lee Grady at (407) 227-0752.

Partner with The Mordecai Project as they seek to confront the abuse of women in various countries. Please visit http://www.themordecaiproject.org or contact Lee Grady at (407) 227-0752.

Volunteer and/or donate to help women walk through their pregnancies and support the life they have growing inside. Please visit http://www.gracehouseprc.org/ or call (386) 822-9797 for more information.

Volunteer and/or donate to help women walk through their pregnancies and support the life they have growing inside. Please visit http://www.gracehouseprc.org/ or call (386) 822-9797 for more information.

Find a family that you know is struggling and pay for their groceries. Help with practical needs. Do their children need clothes?

Find a family that you know is struggling and pay for their groceries. Help with practical needs. Do their children need clothes?

Pray for those around you. Pray for those who curse you. Pray for your leaders. Pray for your coworkers. Pray for your family and friends. Pray for those hurting and in pain.

Pray for those around you. Pray for those who curse you. Pray for your leaders. Pray for your coworkers. Pray for your family and friends. Pray for those hurting and in pain.

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Write a soldier overseas, send them a care package and Christ’s love. Visit:

Volunteer at Interfaith Kitchen with United Methodist Church. Go to http://www.fumcdeland.org/#/get-involved/interfaith-kitchen for more information.

Volunteer at Interfaith Kitchen with United Methodist Church. Go to http://www.fumcdeland.org/#/get-involved/interfaith-kitchen for more information.

Find a local school to volunteer at by tutoring, helping clean the grounds, assist teachers, etc. Contact the school’s front office for more information.

Find a local school to volunteer at by tutoring, helping clean the grounds, assist teachers, etc. Contact the school’s front office for more information.

Partner with the Guardian Ad Litem program. Become a Guardian Ad Litem or help support the team. Contact Anna Vega at anna.vega@gal.fl.gov or call DeLand’s local office at 386-736-5958.

Partner with the Guardian Ad Litem program. Become a Guardian Ad Litem or help support the team. Contact Anna Vega at anna.vega@gal.fl.gov or call DeLand’s local office at 386-736-5958.

Volunteer at DeLand Hospital. Bring gifts to the patients, pray with people, etc. Please call (386) 943-4820 for more information on how to get involved.

Volunteer at DeLand Hospital. Bring gifts to the patients, pray with people, etc. Please call (386) 943-4820 for more information on how to get involved.