Today was national hunting and fishing day and the Daily Tract Challenge was to give out a camo card. I left one at the gas pump. I also went inside the gas station and left some camo cards in a business card holder. On a trip to the grocery store I gave tracts to a couple people in the parking lot, left several in beer cases and gave one to the cashier.
After work I drove to Fair Park for a come and go prayer meeting at the State Fair Gospel booth. For the past five years I have brought a team of laborers to the booth to share the Gospel one day of the 24 day State Fair. This year I will lead a team on October 17th. The fair kicks off on Friday, September 25th and runs through Sunday October 18th. An estimated 3.5 million visitors will attend the fair making it the largest state fair in the country and one of the largest witnessing venues you could imagine. A booth is setup on Nimitz Blvd across the street from a row of fried food vendors and just a few hundred feet from the historic Cotton Bowl stadium. Each day during the fair people will come up to the booth to take the Million Dollar Eye test, get diagnosed by a spiritual doctor and then hear the only cure is through the life giving blood of Jesus! Please keep this outreach in your prayers.
So as I left the prayer meeting I had the chance to talk to a few people. I gave a Fried at the Fair tract to one of the vendors who was testing their food setup. I gave a football trivia tract to one of the workers sitting in a golf card. And I gave camo cards(from the September mailing of the Bezeugen Tract Club) to two guys who were from IBM and working on setting up the network for the coupon sales booth.
I decided to try something fun today. I posted a picture on Facebook of four tracts from the September mailing of the Bezeugen tract Club and asked people to pick which one I should hand out. I got a couple of responses, but not until after my wife and I decided to go to a convenience store to purchase a drink of water. While we were there they had ice cream so I decided to have one! At the check out there were two cashiers. I think one was in training. I took the four tracts along with a fifth that will be in the November mailing and laid them out in front of the cashiers. I said, “I have a gift for yuo. You can pick which ever one of these you’d like.” She picked the cancer awareness saying that it was a really important message. He picked play by the rules. I quickly explained that they both are the same – based on the message on the back. They thanked me and we returned to the park to pick up our son from Cross Country practice.
At the park I checked the Facebook posts and there were comments to hand out a play by the rules. Done! But there was also a comment to hand out a Camo Card. So I went up to a guy in the park and said, “have you got your camo card?” He said no and I handed him one. This part is kind of funny, and nothing bad is meant by it, but a new tract we have is called the “MyCard”. You’ll see it in the November mailing of the Bezeugen tract Club. I jokingly hand it to people as if it is my business card. So after handing him the camo card, I looked at his girlfriend and said, “here is MyCard”. She laughed, took it and said thanks!
Went to work and back and did not have the opportunity to share the Gospel with anyone. When I got home, I went through the mail and found several business reply envelopes. So I put camo cards into each of them and put them in the mailbox.
My wife and I went to see War Room. Handed out a Camo Card to the cashier. Also gave out several other tracts at the snack bar, to the ticket tacker, etc!
The movie is very well done. I’d suggest you take time to go see it. Not only is the Gospel clearly presented, but we also see the power of God at work in people’s lives, people repenting of sin, demonstrating forgiveness and discipling each other!
I went to Fuzzy’s Taco Shop today for lunch. I held out three tracts (Cancer Awareness, Play by the Rules and Camo Card) from the September mailing to the cashier and asked her to pick one. She looked at them and handed me the Camo Card back. I said, i’ts fine if you want to keep two. She took the Camo Card back and looked it over a bit more. Then asked what they are about. I told her they all had the Gospel on the back. She smiled and said that was neat. I told her she could keep two if she wanted to and she could even give one of those away to someone else if she wanted to. So again she handed the Camo Card back and kept the other two!
As I ate my lunch I left a Football Trivia tract on the table!
Had lunch out with my wife and son. Left a Camo Card with a tip on the table!
Also left a number of tracts at two different hotels that we stayed at. At breakfast they had a line for “made to order omelet”. I talked with the guy making mine and share a Football Trivia tract with him,
September is here. The Tract Tracker contest has begun. Hand out a tract from the Bezeugen Tract Club September Mailing each day in September and win prizes. The tract tracker form is on the back of the September tract club letter. Or you can download a copy of it and print it here/. At the end of the month mail the complerte form to the ministry at
PO Box 117822
Carrollton, TX 75011-7822
Winners will receive prizes including tracts!
So today was day 1. I made a stop at the store on the way home from work. On the way into the store a man was walking out. He had grocery bags in both hands so I wondered if he would actually take a tract. I went up to him and asked “did you get your camo card?” He said no and took it. We had a brief conversation but nothing deep. Then I went inside the store. I was not able to find what I was looking for so I left.
The 4th of July presents many opportunities to witness and leave out tracts. Leaving tracts that match with displays is call blending. The Uncle Sam millions and the patriotic tracts blend in with patriotic merchandise!