January 14, 2008
I am still a big time sookielala (wimp) when it comes to the one on one, street evangelicalism so I am sticking with the tract depositing by stealth.
However even depositing tracts by stealth still comes with its pit falls, challenges, fears, worries and problems!!!
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September 17, 2007
Angela and I thought that this was quite funny. It’s humorous because its not the right way to do evangelism – it was a bit sneaky. We hope that there was more than just information about hell on the tract!!
March 17, 2007
Well, that wasn’t the exact question; it was something like:”Excuse me mate, it looks like your money is about to fall out of your back pocket”.
I had just walked in to a new Indian take-away and was standing at the counter. I had forgotten that I put a couple of ‘million dollar’ tracts in my rear pocket (the tracts are quite long and stick out). I told him that it wasn’t actually money, but a gospel tract – this led straight into an opportunity to give him the tract and then share the gospel with him. The guy had a Catholic upbringing but said that he really appreciated what I had to say but added “each to their own” (a way of declining to do anything about what I said).
The best thing about this encounter was that it was how it happened without me intending to do it. I was just pretty much focused on getting my curry and leaving. I wasn’t even in an ‘evangelism mode’.
What did I learn? Always keep a crazy tract visible! Always stay switched on.
September 20, 2006
Wow, I feel really amped at the moment. I have just come home and finished off the lamb vindaloo which I went into the Indian Take-away to get. I’ll give you a short run down on what happened there.
I got out of the car and had million dollar tracts and a couple of optical illusion tracts and, because I didn’t have a big enough pocket, held them in my hand with my wallet. When I went to pay it was really obvious that I had something that looked like a $100 note in my hand. There were 2 girls serving (they did a great job, and the food was yummy.) I had been making some small talk up till that point so I just went for it.
“Hey, which one of these do you think is bigger?” I said as I held up the illusions.
Interest ensued as they both took turns guessing. From there I gave them each a million dollars and said that it was a gospel tract. I then went on to take them through the good test on just lying and stealing. I felt really comfortable and it seemed that I was relating to them well. One girl was really closed off and had a concerned look on her face – but she listened – and the other girl was really interested and smiled and seemed to enjoy as I talked about her need for righteousness on judgement day and that God wanted to give them both grace and how they should repent and believe in Jesus.
“Wow – thank you Lord!” Please pray for the two girls. Neither of them has a bible at home but I encouraged them to buy one or check the internet.
Just so that you don’t start thinking that I am always good at this, this morning I had a tradesman around for a quote and I totally wimped out on witnessing to him. It was definitely God’s grace at work through me tonight.