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Go Light Our World

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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: Helping people discover God's best for them

Target demographics: bring real hope to disadvantaged people

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 100 children and adults.

Geographic areas served: global communities

Programs: literacy, vocational training, health and nutrition, growing healthy families, and discipleship training, and caring community through the love of Jesus Christ.

Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Board Member

Rating: 5

We met Bryan and Marcia in December 2005. They organized and led the first C&MA relief worker team to New Orleans after hurricane Katrina. They worked tirelessly to gut homes, fix roofs, move trash and most importantly minister and uplift people. Since that first trip they have returned many times to do physical labor, teach, minister and bring hope to a hurting city. My husband pastors the small church that hosted and housed their team. Over the years we have become fast friends and we watched and prayed as the Lord has tested them and pushed them out of their comfort zone. In every instance their amazing faith in Christ has been a marvel to observe and an inspiration in our lives. This couple loves the Lord and is always ready to walk where He leads. We watched their love and faith grow as they ministered with us and were not at all surprised when the Lord put it on their heats to start GLOW and they accepted the challenge. We are so excited to be a part of what is happening with GLOW and we are proud and privileged to call them sister and brother. They truly do care about the spiritual well being of all they seek to help.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

We met the Thayers during their first visit to Cochabamba, Bolivia over three years ago. The connection was immediate due to their genuineness in both their faith and commitment. These past three years they have helped the Josiah Ministry at our church. This ministry serves a good hearty meal a week and provides showers to more than 40 children and about fifteen mothers, who live in extreme poverty and earn their living as peddlers or shoeshines. It also provides school support and, most importantly, it shares the love of Christ to them. Recently, GLOW donated money to buy over 50 children and adult Bibles. We cannot describe what it meant for them having at last the Word of God in their hands. Without GLOW, we could not have been able to provide food, school materials, Bibles and attention to these children and their families. They truly live under their motto.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Thayers are a godly couple who are focussed on getting the gospel of Jesus Christ to people all over the world. I am thankful that they are committed to their calling to minister to the people in Bolivia. I am blessed that they are also partnering with African Inland Mission in order to reach the Digo people for Jesus Christ. They are selfless in all they do. Brian and Marsha, thank you for all that you do. May God richly bless you!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We can't ministry to those incarcerated without their generous giving. They help serve hundreds of clients each month as we hold weekly discipleship classes. Thank you for your giving and prayers to others all around the world.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Thayer's are a Godly couple who have devoted there lives to His kingdom and His glory. They have inspired me and so many more by their all out pursuit of our King Jesus, and have a wonderful of the healing power of God.
~Mark Porter

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have known the Thayers for over 20 years. Some of the advice they gave to me many years ago, I use today with people in my ministry. They love the Lord and love people very well. I know that Go Light Our World is a great extension of their love, joy, grace, mercy and kindness that they have been living our personally. Go Light Our Word already has been and will continue to impact lives around the world. It is my pleasure to be connected to this ministry. Please prayerfully consider being a part of this wonderful organization.

Review from Guidestar

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Go Light Our World blog edifies my life every time I read it. It helps me focus on God rather than in myself or even other people or circumstances. I share the GLOW blog with my loved ones because it is a source of biblical insight that enriches not only my life but the lives of others as well. Everyday I wait by my Inbox for the 'emailman' to come and encourage me with the GLOW blog. It is a source of personal light and joy for me.

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Donor

Rating: 5

We are happy to be a monthly contributor to Go Light Our World. We have known the Thayer's for many years and know that they prayerfully allocate the donated funds directly to those who need it most. They have a heart for mission work and are intent on doing God's work on our behalf. We are glad there is a mechanism for us to regularly give directly through Pay Pal, which keeps a steady stream of income for the ministry, and is simple for us to use. We would encourage you to support this vital ministry.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Go Light Our World is focused on the most needy in small personal settings. It seeks to make a real difference in the lives of those in various places around the world through personal contact, meeting daily needs and living the gospel of Jesus' love and sacrifice. Sometimes it takes relationship to earn the right to communicate the good news of Jesus in words and that right is earned through demonstrating the character of Jesus on a daily basis. We seek to partner with those God has already given a heart to daily live among those who still need Him.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I came to Greece as a missionary from Brazil. I met the Thayers in the 90's. Since then, a deep friendship has been developed between us. We share the same passion for the Lord and for souls. This couple and their Go Light Our World ministry has been always prompt to pray and give for projects that God has given us. The Thayers' have been beside me, both by their prayers and support since then.

I highly recommend their faithfulness to the Lord Jesus and to the expansion of His Kingdom. When it comes to missions, the Thayers and Go light Our World go past any sacrifice. Missions would have a different meaning if people such as the Thayers' would be involved and called.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Go Light Our World is a clear example of the truth that "if everyone did something within their ability to help their corner of the world, this would be a better world indeed". I am impressed by this grass roots non-profit where Bryan and Marcia Thayer, using only their network of connections and their own resources, have established a meaningful ministry - a lesson to all of us that large funds, while nice, are not required to make a significant impact.

From the United States to Scotland to Bulgaria to Bolivia, Go Light Our World touches the humblest people to shine the light of Jesus' love in tangible ways. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand our interconnectedness across this planet, and how nurturing and improving lives, one life at a time, should be a matter of utmost importance to us all.