July 2015

Day 150731: Created to do

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The last day of the month gets the last tract of the tract club mailing. I had a contractor coming to the house to look at some warranty work. After we were done talking about the business he asked if I had any more questions. I said, “yes, are you doing today what you were created to do?” He said Yes and then gave me a great testimony of how the Lord is using him in his work to serve people and serve the Lord. It was truly awesome. I was able to tell him about the tract club and how Bezeugen is able to supply his business with tracts. He said he would discuss the tract club with his business partners.

 

Day 150730: Thank You

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What? I know what you are thinking… The Thank You tract was not in the July mailing of the Bezeugen Tract Club! You are right! But, July has 31 days. I have one tract left for two days. So I am skipping the daily tract club tract, and handed a cashier the Thank You tract since she graciously gave me a 10% discount!

Tune in tomorrow for the 30th tract of July!

 

Day 150729: At the gas pump

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I stopped to complete the #DailyTractChallenge at the local gas station. I broadcast it on Periscope. Then I put the last Two Cars Crashing tract from the July mailing of the Bezeugen Tract Club into another pump next to me.

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Day 150728: Periscope

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CaptureBezeugen Ministries is pleased to announce that we are now on Periscope! We have done several short broadcasts already. Today I broadcast in the morning announcing the daily tract challenge, that I had three tracts left for the month. Then in the evening I broadcast again showing the distribution of one of those three tracts – placing a two cars crashing tract into a case of beer. You can download Periscope for the iPhone or Android device and then follow @bezeugen for more updates.

I also completed the daily tract challenge by placing a tract onto this thank you balloon. The #DailyTractChallenge was to put a tract in a unique place!

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Day 150727: In the stairwell

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Jesus said “as you go” make disciples. I take that literally. Our seminar teaches people how to share the Gospel “as you go” to work, “as you go” to school, “as you go” to the store, etc. You get the idea.

At work I takes the stairs to the fifth floor. At least once a day. Depends if I have a chance to go for a walk during the day, or out to lunch. Sometimes during the day I’ll pass someone on the stairs going the other direction. And there are some others who will generally take the stairs. But, let’s say at 7AM when I typically arrive at the office, it is generally not crowded at all. As I approached the top flights of the stairs I could hear some voices.

When I reached the fifth floor, two workmen were there about to go up onto the roof and then onto the platform used – as they are painting the building. I said a quick hello to them and then said, “Are you doing today what you were created to do?” and I handed one of them the tract with that question on it. Since I only had brought one of those tracts, I handed the other a Get Out of Hell Free card. We had a brief conversation and I explained to them that no matter what job we have we can do it to the glory of God – once we know Jesus!

I had several other opportunities to share the Gospel. Craig and I met for lunch and witnessing at one of our local favorite fishing holes – Grapevine Mills Mall. When ordering lunch, I gave a tract to the cashier. I could not recall which tract I had given him last week. So I asked. He remembered it was the 2+2=, and then I let him pick from the supply I had in my hand.

The gentleman that I had given the Truth May Impact Your Opinion book, the week before had read part of the book. We had a very brief follow-up conversation with him before a customer came. So I’ll check back with him next week.

We had several other good one on one conversations.

Update: July 31
Going into the office this morning I found the two tracts shoved into the faucet handle of the fire system. I guess they must not have liked them.
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Day 150726: railing

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We went for dinner at Chipotle. There
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was a long line behind us. So I thought it would be fun to leave a tract on the railing and see if anyone would read it or take it. I left a two cars crashing tract. No one took it but several looked at it.

Also gave a Thank You tract to the cashier and left an Are You a Good Person tract near the soda machine.

 

Day 150725: Two cars crash

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I went to the gas station to hand out a couple of tracts. Filled my car up while I was there. I left a Get Out of Hell Free card in the credit card slot of the pump. Whoops! Did you catch that? That Get Out of Hell Free card is not a tract from the July mailing!

I went inside with my son to refill our #Sodapalooza cups. On the way out a young man was getting into his car. I walked up to him and handed him a Two Cars Crashing tract and said, “excuse me, here is an interesting question for you.” He read it, looked at the picture and said, “I guess both drivers died.” So what happens next. I encouraged him to read it!

Later in the afternoon I took my son to see a movie. At the theater I gave “Thank You” tract to all the employees that I came in contact with!

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Day 150724: VW

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Any time mail goes out from my house it includes a Gospel tract. It’s a great way to share the Gospel with whomever receives the mail. Whether its a bill, shipment for something sold, a letter, etc. It’s a simple way to share the Gospel to the ends of the earth. Today I made my first payment to Volkswagen. Sent a “Created to Do” tract with it which features a repurposed old VW Bug!2015-07-24 06.04.38

 

Day 150723: Free Tea Day

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There is a restaurant chain near our house called McAllisters Deli. They have the best sweet tea! 2015-07-23 17.46.59Today they had Free Tea Day! So I had to stop and give a Get Out of Hell Free tract in exchange for a cup of free tea!

Then it was off to VBS on the road Day Three. I got to share the Gospel with a couple people including handing out a Car Crash tract to one of the men in the parking lot. I asked if he knew the good news. He said no. So I shared the Gospel with him.

 

Day 150722: At the Mall

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I met a friend for lunch at the mall. Several workers were handing out samples. I exchanged them for tracts. I ordered lunch and then gave the cashier a Create to Do tract.

After lunch we walked around the mall a little bit and struck up some conversations with people.

The first conversation was the worker at a booth selling popcorn. As I walked up, I asked, “Do you think they will have popcorn in Heaven?” She said she had no idea. So I followed with who goes to Heaven and then do you think there is a Heaven? In both cases I got a simple answer “don’t know don’t care.” She said she was not interested because it didn’t matter till she died. I asked, “what if it’s too late then.” Again “don’t care.” So we thanked her for her time and walked off.

Second conversation was with a guy demoing a “selfie stick”. So I asked “do you think people will take selfies in Heaven?” He said, “no.” I asked why not. He said, “because when you die you can’t take anything with you.” We had a great conversation and he shared his testimony of how he got saved and participated in a local church with his wife and son.

Third conversation was a man selling watches. Walked up and asked him, “do you think people 2015-07-22 20.12.33will wear watches in Heaven?” He was not sure. So I asked how people get to Heaven. This lead to a long conversation which basically centered on him explaining how good people go to Heaven. I listened for a while and then asked, “if good people go to Heaven, wouldn’t it make sense that God would tell us how good we need to be to get there?” He agreed. But held to his belief. We talked about who determines truth? Could it be determined by popular opinion? Like what if the Supreme Court ruled? Would that make it true? Or is truth true regardless of popular opinion. he agreed that truth is truth regardless. He started talking about how rude some customers of the mall are. Demanding to see certain items. And even damaging his kiosk. Then he said that the mall would fine him if he did not fix the customers damage. I asked how he would feel if I offered to pay the repair. He said it would not be right for me to pay and he would not ask me. I reminded him that he did not ask, but what if I offered. He told us that he is a Muslim. And we built a lot of common ground with these things and even things from the Bible like belief in Moses, the Ten Commandments and that there is a God.

So eventually, I looked him in the eye and said, “here is the difference between Christianity and all other religions.” While religion teaches man to be good to earn favor with God, Christianity is about Christ paying the price for our sin. He went back to his idea of being good. I reiterated our common ground about truth and the payment of our sin.  I told him who Jesus is. Then I pointed ot the red calculator on his counter and said, “you know I realize that what I’m telling you is like if you thought this calculator was yellow and suddenly I am telling you it is red.” I realize this may take some time to sink in.

I gave him a copy of our book The Truth May Impact Your Opinion and he said he would read it. And I told him that I’d stop back next week to see what he thinks of it. So please pray for him!

We had day two of VBS on the road and got to have several conversations with people about the Gospel. On the way home we stopped at WalMart to put some tracts around the store and give to some people. Oh, and my wife picked up a couple things while we were there!