June 2015

Day 150706 – Pizza Delivery

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Today was the first Monday of the month. So we were packing the tract club envelopes for the August mailing of the tract club. The pizza delivery man received an Are You a Good American tract from the July mailing of the Bezeugen Tract Club.

Had an amazing thing happened. While I was going out of the church to help my wife bring in things from the car, I saw a young man sitting at one of the tables outside the church. I asked if everything was ok. He said yes and indicated he had heard some good things about the church and decided to stop by. I told him that I was not affiliated with the church and that we used it for our ministry but could get him some information on the church. I helped my wife unload the car and then picked up some information on the church and took it out to him. When I went back out he was reading a Bible. So I asked “are you a Christian?” His response was “No, but my family is. I have some questions about it.” I told him that a group of us were working on packing envelopes to go in the mail but we’d be happy to talk with him and answer any questions that he had. He came inside, helped us and we had some great conversation with him. I gave him a bookmark and we exchanged contact information. Praying for the opportunity to have ongoing discussion with him.

 

Day 30: Are You a Good Person

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The last day of the month! I did it. A tract a day from the June mailing of the Bezeugen Tract Club shared on this BLOG. I hope you have been encouraged. Would you like to do it yourself? Enroll in the Bezeugen Tract Club to get your 30 FREE Gospel tracts a month.

Now, you are probably saying to yourself, “wait a minute, Carl, you have not actually said anything about the 30th tract yet.” Ok. So I had a scheduled appointment with a contractor to come to my home. So I had to adjust my schedule to leave work and be home in time for him to come. This meant arriving at work early (no time to stop to share the Gospel) and working through a quick lunch at the office (no time to share the Gospel). So when I arrived home, I still had not yet handed out any tracts nor shared the Gospel with anyone much less, given out one of the tracts from the June mailing of the Bezeugen Tract Club.

Plus…. I was intentionally saving the last one. To give to the contractor who was scheduled to come to my door.

I heard a knock on the door. Assuming it was him. But it wasn’t. It was a teenager asking if he could mow my lawn. I do that work myself, so I thanked him for coming and gave him one of our newly designed Thank You tracts. But I kept the last tract of the June mailing to give to the contractor.

He was coming.

Or was he.

Eventually it got late, I called the company. There had been some mistake in scheduling. He was not coming. They were going to have to reschedule.

Another knock on the door. I opened the door to see the UPS driver getting back into his truck. I called to him, “I have a gift for you…” he turned around and I handed him the last tract from the June mailing of the Bezeugen Tract Club – the last Are You a Good Person tract!

Join me next month as I try again, this time trying to complete as many of the #DailyTractChallenge posts as possible.

Oh, the month of June did not end there. My wife and I had to go to the store. I asked the cashier if I

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could pay with “MyCard”. It’s a fun new tract that is coming to a future mailing of the Bezeugen Tract Club. It works well at places you have to show your ID, make payment, or just introduce yourself. “Did you get My Card?” At the train station on Monday I was then explaining to people that “I am with the Department of Eternal Security and just wanted to see if they are good enough to go to Heaven?” That leads right into the Gospel. Would you like “MyCard” to hand out? Then join the Bezeugen Tract Club and they will be delivered to you in a future monthly mailing.

Here is a summary of how the 30 tracts were distributed. You can click the links on the dates to read that day’s BLOG article.

Tract Distributed Dates
What happens after #YOLO 7 of 7 4, 10, 11, 12, 18, 25, 28
Thank You 7 of 7 1, 2, 8, 9, 16, 19, 21
Are you a Good Person? 7 of 7 7,  13, 14, 20, 22, 29, 30
NASCAR Trivia 7 of 7 3, 5, 6, 15, 17, 23, 27
Bookmark 2 of 2 24, 26

 

 

Day 29: Are You a Good Person

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Previous to starting this current contract job I was going to the Dallas West End DART station with Craig and Arnold and some others from our ministry on a weekly basis to share the Gospel. Craig and Arnold have continued to go even while I’ve been working this contract. My office is a 30 minute drive. but today I was able to go into work early, take a longer lunch and meet Craig in the West End. It was hot, but I was blessed to be able to spend 45 minutes sharing the Gospel with a number of people. I shared the Gospel with a JW and even got him to take a New Testament and a Bible bookmark. And I got to hand out some of our newest tract designs. Hopefully my schedule will allow me to go back more regularly than the nearly 9 months it had been since going d2015-06-29 12.53.47own there to share the Gospel!

As I walked back to my car I shared an “Are You a Good Person” tract from the June mailing of the Bezeugen Tract Club.

On the way back to work I had to stop for gas. I put one of our new tract designs into the gas pump at the 7-11! If

 

Day 28: YOLO at the gas station

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Stopped by Race Trac to refill my #Sodapalooza cup. Gave a YOLO tract to the cashier. He was very appreciative of receiving it!

 

Day 27: NASCAR

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We went to the Farmers Market and I handed out a number of patriotic bookmarks. Went to several stores and handed out more bookmarks and tracts. At one stop we got some cold drinks at the the gas station. I gave one of the cashiers a thank you tract. The other I asked “do you like NASCAR?” He said yes. So I gave him a NASCAR trivia tract.

 

Day 26: Introduction to the bookmark

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Our church had an end of VBS concert and picnic. I was greeting the kids and parents at the gate, saying hi to everyone, giving them wrist bands and pointing them in the direction of the food and the concert. It was so much fun to remind the kids that “Jesus is your Rock!”

During the concert suddenly the rain clouds rolled in and the everyone had to go inside rather suddenly. I was able to wonder around the fellowship hall and have some good conversations with a number of the people.

With one woman I offered her a New Testament and a Bible bookmark. She told me that she had a Bible at home. I said she could always give it to someone else. She said, “oh, I know someone who could use this.” So I showed her how to use the bookmark to share the Gospel with her friend. She was so excited to hear about it. She was very encouraged.

As we talked more she told me about how she and her friends were talking about going door to door to share the Gospel. I told her that that is one of the things we do in our ministry. So, looks like we have some new people to join us in reaching our city for Christ! Praise the Lord!

 

Day 25: YOLO

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I had breakfast at IHOP and then left a YOLO tract with a tip.2015-06-25 07.54.18

 

Day 24: Bible bookmark and New Testament

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Went to lunch at Chick-fil-A. Gave a tract to the cashier. When refilling my drink, I offered a New Testnment and the bookmark in the June mailing of the Bezeugen Tract Club to one of the employees. He told me, “I don’t understand English” and walked off. Unfortunately I did not have a Spanish tract on me.

While walking to my car, I came up to someone getting out of their car. I asked if they had a Bible. They said no. So I gave them the New Testament with the bookmark,

 

Day 23: NASCAR Trivia

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The lease on my car was up. So I was at the dealership looking for a car to replace it. After selecting the car and waiting for the paperwork, I was ouside cleaning out the old car. I walked across the parking lot and as I was walking one of the employees was coming right towards me like he needed to ask me something. I said, “are you looking for me?” He said no, but then stood there. There was kind of that awkward silence. So I asked, “do you like NASCAR?” He said he loves it. So I said, “well, then I guess you were looking for me afterall.” I pulled out a NASCAR trivia tract from the June mailing of the Bezeuegen Tract Club and handed it to him. He was excited to get it and even more thrilled to find out that it had the Gospel on the back. He thanked me for giving it to him.

I had the opportunity to share several other tracts at the dealership.

 

Day 22: Are You a Good Person

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Stopped at Race Trac to hand out an Are You a Good Person tract from the June mailing of the Bezeugen Tract Club to the cashier and picked up a free roller item with a coupon that I had while I was there!

Eight days left in the month. All 7 of the Thank You tracts have been handed out. I have two each left of the bookmark, Yolo, Are You a Good Person and Nascar trivia.

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Post a comment below or on the comment about this post on Facebook by the time I get off of work and this evening I’ll select one of the comments and hand out a tract!