THE TRACTING TRACKER

Welcome to the “TRACTING TRACKER”!

In 2016, I started to list a sampling of my encounters here in “THE TRACTING TRACKER” which I have had with people when I handed out Gospel tracts. I have been giving out tracts regularly for several years now. In November of 2014, I decided to design my own. The picture above shows the latest design. All of the tracts that I have designed (so far) have all been business card size. This allows me to fit a few in my wallet, which makes it easy to always be ready to hand them out. Plus, making them this size makes it easy for the person receiving them to not be burdened with something that is too large. The idea is to make them into something which the person might hang on to, which might spark the person to possibly have further thoughts about who Jesus is and what He did. For this latest design, I still wanted to keep them business card sized, but by getting a folded version, I could add a middle section of additional content. Over the years, my encounters while giving out tracts has led to some very interesting conversations and responses.

Spurgeon

We never know where evangelizing may lead, and the thought of it can be very scary. But, it’s really not. Charles Spurgeon once said…

“Let each one of us, if we have done nothing for Christ, begin to do something now. The distribution of tracts is the first thing.”

Romans 10:14 (HCSB)
“…how can they believe without hearing about Him?”

May you be motivated and blessed by these brief encounters…

Saturday, January 5, 2019 – At the grocery store, it was extremely slow. The cashier looked board and was looking at her phone. I would guess that she was college age. After paying and receiving my change and receipt, I was hesitant to give her a tract. I must admit that even though I have been doing this regularly for a few years now, I still sometimes become resistive to giving out a tract. “Here, something to read if it gets slow.” She certainly did not expect it. “God bless, to you and your family.” I wouldn’t say that she was eager to receive it, but she was not indifferent either. She smiled and sincerely thanked me. I quickly glanced back as I left the store. She was checking it out. I’m glad that I fought the temptation to not bother giving her one. 

Romans 1:16a (HCSB)
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is God’s power for salvation to everyone who believes

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 – On my drive home from work, I suddenly had the urge for popcorn, so I stopped at a supermarket. There was no one behind me at the register. It was the perfect set up for giving the cashier a Gospel tract. With nobody to wait on after me, I assumed that he would most likely read it to kill some time. I was right…

“Hey, how’s your day going?”

He was in a good mood, and willing to small talk with me. I then offered him the tract.

“Here, God bless to you and your family.”

He received it with enthusiasm.

I started praying that he would at least read it. I looked back as I was going through entrance doors, and a second time from the parking lot. I could see him through the windows as got to my car. Both times he was fully engaged with it. Please pray for him… Perhaps the Lord will open his heart!

Acts 16:14a,c (HCSB)
A woman named Lydia… The Lord opened her heart to pay attention to what was spoken by Paul.

Thursday, November 29, 2018 – After bringing our food (to my son and I), I asked our waitress my usual question…

“I have a strange thing to ask you.”

She paused, and looked at me, not knowing what was coming…

“I’m a deacon in my church. Is there anything that you need prayer for?”

She was taken back, stunned, in one of the most appreciative reactions that I had ever gotten when asking this question…

“Yeah! I’m currently waiting to hear if I’m getting a job that I’m hoping to get. Pray for me.”

Later, when she checked on how the meal was, she had this look of happy shock. She expressed how much she appreciated the offer for prayer and thanked me again. She then offered to get us some drinks on her. (She was also tending the bar while waiting on tables. I couldn’t believe that she was taking care of the entire pub by herself. I’m guessing it’s why she was hoping for another job.) I told her thanks, but we were ok with the order we had.

When I asked her for the check at the end of the meal, she again started up the conversation…

“I’m sorry that I was so selfish for asking for prayers about me. I should be thinking of other people.” I told her that it was ok, and that I had asked her if she, personally, needed prayer.

Then she asked me a question, which I had never been asked before…

“You said that you are from a church. Is that what you do? What is a deacon?” I explained that as one of the deacons, it is my job to help make sure that the church operates properly. I also told her that I sometimes fill in and preach when needed, and that I lead a men’s Bible study, and also lead in other teaching capacities as well. “Do You always pray for people?” she asked. I told her, “Yes.” Then she paused for a moment… “Can you pray for my dad?” “Sure,” I answered, and then I asked her if he was having health problems. “No,” she replied. “He’s just crazy.”

I told her I would.

She again expressed her appreciation and was incredibly encouraged. I left a Gospel tract with our payment and tip. I hope that she is as open and encouraged by what it says, as she was with our conversation. I never got her name, but please pray for her…

2 Timothy 4:2a (HCSB)
Proclaim the message; persist in it whether convenient or not…

Thursday, November 29, 2018 – The newly designed tracts arrived! I still wanted business card sized ones, but by getting a folded version, I could add a middle section of additional content. I hope it makes the Gospel easier to understand for those that receive them…

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 – When going out to eat, I like to ask the waiter or waitress…

“I have an odd question to ask you. We will be praying for our meal in a little while. Is there anything that you need prayer for?”

This question usually gives the server pause… causing them to be taken back by the unique question. In the past, it has led to many edifying conversations, emotional discussions, and opportunities for evangelism. But, this time was really unique…

…It got nowhere.

After asking my question, the waiter did pause for a moment. But then, he politely thanked us and while shaking his head…

“No, I can’t think of anything.”

Well, we obviously prayed for him anyway.

Please keep Patrick in your prayers. Maybe, just maybe, God will use this moment to soften him for the future. I left a tract with the check…

Acts 28:23-24 (HCSB)
After arranging a day with him, many came to him at his lodging. From dawn to dusk he expounded and witnessed about the kingdom of God. He tried to persuade them concerning Jesus from both the Law of Moses and the Prophets. Some were persuaded by what he said, but others did not believe.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 – I was met by a new and very enthusiastic cashier while stopping for my water on the way to work at a mini-mart gas station. “Another day, another dollar. Another day, another dollar…” He kept going on and on. LOL. As I paid, for my liter of spring water, I slid a tract across the counter. “God bless, to you and your family.” He was suddenly silent. After paying, I turned and walked out the door. I looked back at him through the windows as I went to my car. His mantra then turned into repeated “thank-you’s” and energetic waving. I could clearly read his lips as I waved back at him. His enthusiasm was now just as bold as when I first came in, but for another reason? Please pray for him. Hopefully, the Spirit will grab a hold of him and transform him into Christ’s image…

2 Corinthians 3:17-18 (HCSB)
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. We all, with unveiled faces, are looking as in a mirror at the glory of the Lord and are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory; this is from the Lord who is the Spirit.

Thursday, August 30, 2018 – I think it’s important to share evangelism failures along with successes. It’s encouraging to know that you are not the only one who sometimes doesn’t get anywhere when attempting to share the “good news.” On my way home from work, I stopped to get a Frosty at Wendy’s. The tract that I handed the person working the drive-thru window met my offering with complete indifference, and she also made a face as she received it from me. Hey, at least she took it… You never know, right?

Acts 28:24 (HCSB)
Some were persueded by what he said, but others did not believe.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 – I had two interesting encounters this week which confirmed how the world wrongly looks for happiness…

The first was someone at a coffee station in a deli. The overhead speaker was playing Neil Young’s “Heart of Gold.” The guy next to me making several coffee’s asked me, “Are you searching for a ‘heart of gold’?” I looked at him and asked, “What is a heart of gold?” I was hoping to explore his attempt to reach out to me, as to make sure that I understood what was possibly behind his question. He quickly replied, “It’s a metaphor… it’s about being happy.” I thought for a moment about the song. Neil Young was singing about a heart that was virtuous, not happiness. I wasn’t going to correct him. I didn’t want to insult him, so I just addressed his question on it’s own terms, putting aside the actual point of the old tune. “No,” I replied. He looked stunned. “You’re telling me you’re happy, that you’ve found happiness?” That abruptly ended the conversation and he became irate. I was kicking myself as I left the deli, because I did not attempt to pursue the exchange further. Sometimes we fail to jump on potential opportunities to evangelize. Admittedly, I bombed.

The second encounter was after offering a Gospel tract to a cashier the next morning, as I bought a bottle of spring water for my commute to work. “Here, something to think about when it gets slow. God bless to you and your family.” The cashier was very enthusiastic about it; more than what I usually get in response when giving out tracts. He said something to the effect of, “Yep, think positive. A little positivity is what we need,” as he held it up. Thinking positively is not what Gospel tracks are about.

In thinking back about these two encounters, it’s fascinating how the world seeks happiness. Yet, it gets mad when others are happy. It also mistakenly thinks that the way to get it is by its own manufacturing of “positivity.”

Please pray for these men.

Unfortunately, the world always turns away from the God who is the provider of happiness…

Acts 14:8-18 (HCSB)
In Lystra a man without strength in his feet, lame from birth, and who had never walked, sat and heard Paul speaking. After observing him closely and seeing that he had faith to be healed, Paul said in a loud voice, “Stand upright on your feet!” And he jumped up and started to walk around. When the crowds saw what Paul had done, they raised their voices, saying in the Lycaonian language, “The gods have come down to us in the form of men!” And they started to call Barnabas, Zeus, and Paul, Hermes, because he was the main speaker. Then the priest of Zeus, whose temple was just outside the town, brought oxen and garlands to the gates. He, with the crowds, intended to offer sacrifice. The apostles Barnabas and Paul tore their robes when they heard this and rushed into the crowd, shouting: “Men! Why are you doing these things? We are men also, with the same nature as you, and we are proclaiming good news to you, that you should turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made the heaven, the earth, the sea, and everything in them. In past generations He allowed all the nations to go their own way, although He did not leave Himself without a witness, since He did what is good by giving you rain from heaven and fruitful seasons and satisfying your hearts with food and happiness.” Even though they said these things, they barely stopped the crowds from sacrificing to them.

Sunday, June 24, 2018 – On our way to my son’s baseball game, we stopped at 7-11 to pick up bottled water and sandwiches for the doubleheader. Usually, I give cashiers a Gospel tract after I pay, offering blessings as I hand it to them. This cashier gave me my change, and then swiftly turned and went around to the back of the store before I had a chance. I guess he had something which needed immediate attention. So, I just left a tract on the counter. Who knows if he will actually check it out. But, if it is God’s will that this was to be the vehicle to bring him to Christ… Praise God! Regardless of our seemingly uneventful attempts, God will even gather His appointed through such encounters.

Acts 13:48 (HCSB)
When the Gentiles heard this, they rejoiced and glorified the message of the Lord, and all who had been appointed to eternal life believed.

Friday, June 15, 2018 – I had to run to Walmart to pick up a few items to finish painting the bathroom, and to also pick up a Father’s Day card for my dad. The store was fairly quiet except for the employees getting it ready for the day. It had just opened. “How’s your morning going?” I asked the cashier. “So far, not bad. The day just started.” “Here, something to think about and God bless to you and your family,” I said, as I handed him a tract after I paid. He took it gladly and thanked me sincerely. Pray that the Lord might press upon his heart his need for Christ…

Mark 16:15 (HCSB)
Then He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation.”

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 – After changing the designs for my tracts several times over the years, I am most excited about these in particular. I combined my original tract’s scripture verses (keeping it simple by using a larger font size for easier reading and also making it less wordy) with the more recent design look. Please, keep those who receive them in prayer, and may repentance and faith be granted to them by God…

2 Timothy 2:25b (HCSB)
Perhaps God will grant them repentance leading them to the knowledge of the truth.

Saturday, April 14, 2018 – An unexpected blessing… The family enjoyed a nice dinner out. As our waitress completed our order, I said that I had an odd question for her… “I am a deacon in a church in Riverhead. Is there anything that you need prayer for?” She paused briefly and then said, “Yes, my grandmother.” She did not reveal any details, but I request that you lift up her grandmother in prayer (and her as well).

So, what was that blessing?

When the waitress had prepared our check after we had dessert, she said to us, “Your desserts are on me.”

Unexpected favor is such an awesome thing to receive. I pray that God grants her His favor, after she reads the tract that we left her in the check binder…

Psalms 118:21 (HCSB)
“I will give thanks to You
because You have answered me
and have become my salvation.”

Friday, April 13, 2018 – Two guys working the register at 7-11 we’re enthusiastic about the tract that I gave them. “Some Bible verses to consider and to talk about with each other. God bless to you and your families…” They could have just been nice, but who knows, right?

Mark 4:3-9 (HCSB)
“Listen! Consider the sower who went out to sow. As he sowed, this occurred: Some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. Other seed fell on rocky ground where it didn’t have much soil, and it sprang up right away, since it didn’t have deep soil. When the sun came up, it was scorched, and since it didn’t have a root, it withered. Other seed fell among thorns, and the thorns came up and choked it, and it didn’t produce a crop. Still others fell on good ground and produced a crop that increased 30, 60, and 100 times what was sown.” Then He said, “Anyone who has ears to hear should listen!”

Friday, March 23, 2018 – There’s an employee where I work, who I have had several Gospel conversations with over the years. He has had many different unfortunate and fortunate occurrences in his life. He claims to be a believer. It’s hard to tell. He is currently suffering from Bell’s Palsy, which is a facial paralysis disorder. Half of his face droops, his one eye cannot close, etc. A really tough thing to endure. Anyway, he was approached by a woman who had also suffered from this horrible situation, who told him that Jesus heals us by His stripes while handing him a tract. He told me that he was really encouraged, and that the tract was from T.D. Jakes. I then explained to him that Jakes denies that God is triune. He was shocked by this because the woman was so adamant about how Jesus heals. Fortunately, he saw that denying that God is one God who is three Persons is a serious error. I post this because it just shows how prevalent counterfeit theology is out there. We (Christians) must always be familiar with scripture, so that we can combat the myriad of false teachings that are among us.

As Paul encouraged Timothy, we must also take seriously the message that we are to be proficient in…

2 Timothy 4:1-5 (HCSB)
“I solemnly charge you before God and Christ Jesus, who is going to judge the living and the dead, and because of His appearing and His kingdom: Proclaim the message; persist in it whether convenient or not; rebuke, correct, and encourage with great patience and teaching. For the time will come when they will not tolerate sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, will multiply teachers for themselves because they have an itch to hear something new. They will turn away from hearing the truth and will turn aside to myths. But as for you, be serious about everything, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.”

Sunday, March 17, 2018 – A Jehovah’s Witness came to my door today. Something to remember about this religion is that even though they label themselves as “Christians,” they deny that Jesus is God and also that the Holy Spirit is God (which he confirmed outright). I immediately honed in on this point, first sharing that a key element to my personal conversion to becoming a Christian was finding out that Jesus is God. Jesus being God means that God does not delegate. It means that He takes upon Himself His own wrath, which is meant for the sinner. I explained to him that his “god” was insufficient, because his god delegates what he needs to do himself. I then took it one step further, after asking him if he worshipped Jesus Christ. When he affirmed that he did, I told him that he is blasphemous because he bows down to a non-god “Jesus.” It didn’t seem to phase him. My prayer is that it will, as Greg Koukl says, “put a stone in his shoe.” I made it clear that he needs to bow down to the God of scripture, Jesus Christ, not only acknowledging the Father as God, but acknowledging the Holy Spirit as being God as well. He also had an issue with sovereignty. I explained that our meeting was orchestrated by God. He wanted to credit himself because he knocked on my door. He (several times) proudly bragged about how he and other JW’s go out door to door evangelizing. When our conversation ended, we shook hands. I told him that I was going to pray for him. This also did not phase him. Before he left, I told him to avoid telling my neighbors that he was a “Christian,” again because he did not believe that Jesus is God. Hopefully, God will cause him to repent and trust in Christ. Please pray for him…

John 10:30-33 (HCSB)
“The Father and I are one.”
Again the Jews picked up rocks to stone Him.
Jesus replied, “I have shown you many good works from the Father. Which of these works are you stoning Me for?”
“We aren’t stoning You for a good work,” the Jews answered, “but for blasphemy, because You — being a man — make Yourself God.”

John 19:7 (HCSB)
“‘We have a law,”’ the Jews replied to him, ‘and according to that law He must die, because He made Himself the Son of God.’”

Monday, January 8, 2018 – It was a borderline freezing commute home as the sleet and freezing rain pounded my windshield, making the drive home much slower than normal due to the slick conditions. I need a little gasoline and a snack to make it home, so I pulled into a Sunoco. After pumping the gas, I went inside for some Nutter Butters. The clerk at the register was very friendly as I handed him a tract after paying. Just before pulling out, I could still see him reading the tract.

Acts 26:20a, c (HCSB)
“…I preached to those… that they should repent and turn to God, and do works worthy of repentance.”

Friday, January 5, 2018 – It was about 8:50pm and Starbucks was soon about to close. The parking lot was fairly empty. After giving my daughter and I our hot chocolates, the girl with blue-dyed hair at the drive-thru window hesitated for a moment when I handed her a tract and said to her, “God bless to you and your family.” She, pulled back, then paused for a good 2-3 seconds, cocked her head, and said “What?” (with a slight smirk on her face). I repeated, “God bless to you and your family,” as I kept my hand held out with the tract. Her demeanor then changed, thanking me as she took it from me. As we drove around the building to the exit, we could see her through the windows; passing it to what was probably another employee, who then glanced at it, and then they started laughing. Pray for them. Only the Holy Spirit is capable of changing hearts…

2 Timothy 2:25b (HCSB)
“…Perhaps God will grant them repentance leading them to the knowledge of the truth.”

Friday, December 1, 2017 – My wife and I, and our oldest son, went out to dinner with another couple. After the waitress took our orders, I offered her my typical inquisition… “Can I ask you a strange question?” She paused for a moment. Then, she said, “Sure.” I could tell that she was a little reluctant, yet, enthusiastically curious at the same time. “We are from a local church, and we will be praying for our meal. Do you have anything that you need prayer for?” She was taken by surprise. The restaurant was extremely busy, and she was at full throttle. But, she froze for a moment and thought about it. “Yeah, I could use some prayer. My life is crazy right now. My boy friend just left me… FOR A GUY!” Then, she was off to another table.

Now… WE were surprised.

This is the fallen world in which we live… where guys, leave girls, for guys. We prayed for her, of course. However, she was too busy to talk any further while we were there. So, we left her a Gospel tract with the tip. It was understandable why she seemed so unsettled. Not only because she was so busy, but I suspect because (with such a shocking reason for a breakup) her private life was so chaotic. Unfortunately, we never got the chance to get her name. Please, pray for her.

This comes to mind…

Romans 1:26-28 (HCSB)
“This is why God delivered them over to degrading passions. For even their females exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. The males in the same way also left natural relations with females and were inflamed in their lust for one another. Males committed shameless acts with males and received in their own persons the appropriate penalty of their error. And because they did not think it worthwhile to acknowledge God, God delivered them over to a worthless mind to do what is morally wrong.”

Sunday, November 12, 2017 – The newly designed tracts seem to catch the attention of those I’ve given them to so far. While purchasing some ice for our family gathering today, the cashier at 7-11 enthusiastically read over the whole thing. My car was parked at the entrance, so he was clearly visible from outside. It’s awesome to witness people take in the glorious message of Christ. Maybe, God will grant him repentance and faith?

Isaiah 52:7 (CSB)
“How lovely on the mountains
Are the feet of him who brings good news,
Who announces peace
And brings good news of happiness,
Who announces salvation,
And says to Zion, “Your God reigns!””

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 – My New tracts that I just designed arrived today… I’m locked and loaded!

Front…

Back…

Thursday, September 14, 2017 – Today, I had to go to the dermatologist to receive “photo dynamic therapy” for pre-cancerous skin issues on the top of my head. The process takes about an hour and a half.

First, they “paint” you with a chemical, all around the area being treated. Then, you have to sit and wait for an hour for the chemicals to soak into the skin. Once the waiting period is over, you are then brought in to sit in a reclining chair. It is explained that an ultraviolet type of light will then be concentrated on the chemically treated areas. The light triggers the chemicals to then start killing the cancer cells. You are also told that during the procedure, which will last for a little over 16 minutes, you will be periodically asked to rate the level of pain felt. You are supposed to give a number between 1 and 10 (10 being intolerable, where the procedure would need to stop). It is obviously the goal to make it through the entire time period. A fan is placed nearby, ready to be turned on, in order to help reduce the intensity if needed. Remember, the goal is to complete the treatment and not stop early.

After a full explanation of how it all works, you are then asked to sign a waiver. I have to say, it’s a bit nerve racking anticipating what the light process would be like.

After signing the waiver, cotton pads are placed over the eyelids, and then a pair of special goggles are put on over them. With the eyes completely covered, you are then reclined back, and closely around your head the “light box machine” is fixed in place.

A lot of things go through your mind at this point, as you could imagine.

The technician then asks if you are comfortable. (Uh, I guess?) Upon answering in the affirmative, the technician then said that we were then going to start.

You can immediately feel the light. You can still even get a slight glimpse of the light, even with the eyes closed and covered, revealing how intense this procedure is.

Now, at this moment prayer suddenly becomes a priority. I prayed to God, asking Him somehow get me through this.

The silence in the room was then broken by the technician asking for a description of the level of potential pain that I was experiencing. Remarkably, it was not what my imagination had conjured up.

“Between 3 and 4,” I told her. “Oh good,” she replied.

At this point, I suddenly got the urge to evangelize. (It’s funny how God works sometimes.)

I then asked the technician, “Excuse me, what was your name again?” “Nanette,” she said.

“Nanette, do you go to church?” I questioned.

As it turns out, Nanette is a Christian. I asked her what her favorite book of the Bible was. “Ezekiel,” she told me. She loves the part about the dry bones coming to life. It led to a great conversation, where she had also asked my opinion about women pastors. I explained to her that it’s difficult to show from scripture that women should be pastors. However, I also went through how important women are to God and I gave several examples from the Bible showing this. She then brought up Deborah, from the book of Judges. But, I explained (gently) that that account was actually a judgement against Israel. I then encouraged her to search the scriptures regarding women being pastors, and her conscience.

Before I knew it, the procedure was over. It was a great convo, and it made the time go by fast (answered prayer).

Before leaving, I offered to pray for her, and she excepted enthusiastically.

So, I prayed!!

I hope this encourages you to share your faith…

Saturday, July 8, 2017 – I don’t think anyone will touch a tract placed in a porta-potty. Maybe it will be seen by many?

Acts 8:25 (HCSB)
“Then, after they had testified and spoken the message of the Lord, they traveled back to Jerusalem, evangelizing many villages of the Samaritans.”


Friday, July 7, 2017 – Ok, I admit it. I really like Starbucks products, even though I completely disagree with the company’s social positions. But, what I like even more is leaving tracts behind. Perhaps, just perhaps, someone might read it and then be inclined (by the grace of God) to consider Christ. Wouldn’t that be a heck of a testimony?

“Well, it was really weird. I was waiting for my grande, double-shot, iced latte macchiato, with one pump of caramel, and I noticed this little tract. After reading it, I was struck to the core, considering what I’ve never really thought about prior… suddenly recognizing my need for a savior.”

Hey, it could happen!

Acts 17:27b (HCSB)
“…perhaps they might reach out and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us.”

Wednesday, June 13, 2017 – “Eager Readers” That’s what I call the enthusiastic Gospel tract recipients which I sometimes come across. They take the tract from me and just start reading it with an intense urgency.

“Here… God bless to you and your family.”

The women working the drive-thru window, where I stopped to pick up a bite to eat on my way to Bible study at my church, was an “Eager Reader.” I love when God gives me such people to give a tract to!

Maybe she’s a Berean, and doesn’t know it yet…

Acts 17:10-11 (HCSB)
“As soon as it was night, the brothers sent Paul and Silas off to Berea. On arrival, they went into the synagogue of the Jews. The people here were more open-minded than those in Thessalonica, since they WELCOMED THE MESSAGE WITH EAGERNESS and examined the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.”

Monday, May 15, 2017 – I was in the mood for hotdogs for dinner. After getting them, some buns, and also some potato chips, I made my way to the grocery store register. The college aged kid was very friendly. He rang me up and handed me a receipt. He was about to go on break. I was his last customer. “Here, something to read during your down time. God bless to you and your family.” He received it with a “Thank You.” I turned to look back at him, as I walked out, to then see him reading it as he made his way to the other side of the store. Maybe, God would prick his heart…

Romans 1:16a
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is God’s power for salvation to everyone who believes…”

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 – Today was another dank and cold afternoon, with a slight drizzle in the air. A nice cup of hot tea was what I needed for the drive home from work. The gas station Supermart was quiet. Only the cashier remained, working the register, by the time I had finished making my tea. I don’t know why, but sometimes I have to fight being hesitant to give out a Gospel tract. Until Jesus comes back, the flesh will continue to war against us internally. Yet, until He returns, we must share the good news of why He came the first time, regardless of our waffling confidence.

“Here, God bless you and your family.”

I did not expect the enthusiastic, “Thank you!”

As I got into the car, I could see through the windows that he was still reading the Gospel tract with intensity. I needed to be encouraged, but I am sure that he needed the Gospel even more…

Psalms 71:19 (HCSB)
“Your righteousness reaches heaven, God,
You who have done great things;
God, who is like You?”

Thursday, March 16, 2017 – It’s always nice to get that enthusiastic reception of a Gospel tract. Such was the case from the gentleman working at the parking booth at the airport today. “Here, something for you to read over when it gets slow. God bless to you and your family!” He was very thankful…

Acts 8:35 (HCSB)
“So Philip proceeded to tell him the good news about Jesus, beginning from that Scripture.”

Thursday, February 23, 2017 – Lately, my handing out of tracts has been met with indifference. Though this has never prevented me from giving tracts to people whenever opportunity arises, it’s still nice to sometimes witness a genuine interest in what the tract has to offer. Last night was another encouragement to me. I had to attend a meeting at my church right after work, so I stopped at a drive-thru to pick up something to eat (since I wouldn’t make it home for dinner). “Here, this is for you. God bless to you and your family!” The woman at the window lit up and gladly took the tract from me. She immediately turned, and then started reading it with an intense vigor which I hadn’t seen in a while. Maybe, God will prick her heart…

Acts 17:32-34 (HCSB)
“When they heard about resurrection of the dead, some began to ridicule him. But others said, “We’d like to hear from you again about this.” Then Paul left their presence. However, some men joined him and believed, including Dionysius the Areopagite, a woman named Damaris, and others with them.”

Saturday, February 11, 2017 – I love leaving behind some light, public bathroom, reading material…

Friday, January 27, 2017 – Since I had taken the day off from work, I had the opportunity to go out and have lunch with some brothers from church. Our waitress’s name was Jade. After we ordered our food, I asked her a question that I like to sometimes propose to servers at restaurants. “Can I ask you something?” She nodded. “We are from a local church. Is there anything that you need prayer for?”

You could tell that this question struck a nerve of some kind. “I just got a chills,” she admitted. This question effected her greatly. During the meal, she even at one point brought over another waitress to meet us. I guess they are friends and it seems that they have shared life’s challenges with each other. As we offered the other waitress the opportunity to also share with us what she might need prayer for, Jade’s eyes started to tear up. She was fighting back emotion.

We learned from Jade that she lacked “happiness,” as she put it. “I just want to be happy.” I then challenged her to clarify what she meant by happiness. Jade said that she had to think about it and that she would get back with an answer.

Happiness is a common goal for a lot of people, except there’s one problem with it. They have no idea what that even looks like. Jade was no different, she had no answer.

At the end of the meal, I shared with her what the Bible says about happiness, that peace with God is the only thing that brings it. I explained that when we have peace with God through His Son, Jesus Christ, we can then handle things such as the death of a loved one. I also explained that without having peace with God through Christ, one’s life is then just a never-ending quest for happiness.

We gave her a Gospel tract and information about our church which she excepted enthusiastically. Please pray for Jade…

Romans 5:1-2 (HCSB)
“Therefore, since we have been declared righteous by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. We have also obtained access through Him by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.”

Saturday, January 21, 2017 – My wife and I rode together with another couple in their car to go out to dinner. At an intersection on the way (while stopped at a traffic light), a man was going from car to car with a sign looking for a hand out. I am always a little torn as to whether or not to give money to such people. I have in the past, but now I usually just give a Gospel tract. Either way, a Gospel tract is more valuable. “Do you know the Lord?” I asked. “Yep,” replied the man. “Who is the Lord?” I came back. “Jesus Christ,” he said. “That’s right. Here read this, it’s important.” He took the tract from me with enthusiasm. Who knows if he read it. Who knows if he actually knows Christ. Later, after dinner, I placed a tract into the check binder for our waitress. Please pray for them both…

Romans 1:16a (ESV)
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes…”

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 – I was in the mood for Entenmann’s Apple Puffs, so I took a drive to the grocery store. The cashier reluctantly received the Gospel tract. “Here, something to check out since the store is slow.” I turned and went outside to the car. As I looked back, I could see through the front windows the cashier showing the tract to another cashier. They were both laughing. Some might think that handing out tracks is a waste of time. Sometimes they are received with sincere gratitude, sometimes indifference, and sometimes with a bit of laughing and confusion. Either way, the Gospel must be offered to a lost world, anyway we can offer it…

Acts 17:32-34 (HCSB)
“When they heard about resurrection of the dead, some began to ridicule him. But others said, “We’d like to hear from you again about this.” Then Paul left their presence. However, some men joined him and believed, including Dionysius the Areopagite, a woman named Damaris, and others with them.”

Monday, January 3, 2017 – My son and I met two friends for “All You Can Eat Sushi.” We included a tract with the check, and we also stuck one between the bottles of soy sauce on the edge of the table.

Whenever possible…

Colossians 1:28a (HCSB)
“We proclaim Him…”

Saturday, December 31, 2016 I went out evangelizing with my son, and a good friend, giving out tracts at the train station as people were going into Times Square to see the ball drop. Gave out many tracts and had several good conversations. I met a man named John who has been sober for 67 days and is part of an A.A. program. The program has been taking him to a local church for the past six weeks. Hopefully, this will continue. I discussed the Gospel with him. Please pray for John, for just as the ball will drop in Times Square later this evening, so will a future judgement…

Revelation 20:11-12 (HCSB)
“Then I saw a great white throne and One seated on it. Earth and heaven fled from His presence, and no place was found for them. I also saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life, and the dead were judged according to their works by what was written in the books.”

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 – I left a tract on a gas pump screen. Maybe the next person getting gas will consider Christ?

Acts 26:24-29 (ESV)
“And as he was saying these things in his defense, Festus said with a loud voice, “Paul, you are out of your mind; your great learning is driving you out of your mind.” But Paul said, “I am not out of my mind, most excellent Festus, but I am speaking true and rational words. For the king knows about these things, and to him I speak boldly. For I am persuaded that none of these things has escaped his notice, for this has not been done in a corner. King Agrippa, do you believe the prophets? I know that you believe.” And Agrippa said to Paul, “In a short time would you persuade me to be a Christian?” And Paul said, “Whether short or long, I would to God that not only you but also all who hear me this day might become such as I am—except for these chains.””

Sunday, December 11, 2016 – I was encouraged incredibly in church today. For the first time ever, I met someone who found one of my tracts that I randomly place in public places. Yesterday afternoon I had left a tract on the back of the toilet in the men’s room at a Dunkin’ Donuts. This morning, after Sunday School, two men who have been coming to our church for a while mentioned during our conversation that one of them had found a tract at Dunkin’ Donuts on the men’s room toilet last night. (They wanted to let me know because I encourage the giving of tracts.) I then went into my wallet and pulled out one of my tracts. “Did it look like this?” I asked. “Yes!” they replied. So cool! May you be inspired to give the Gospel wherever you go…

Acts 8:40 (ESV)
“But Philip found himself at Azotus, and as he passed through he preached the gospel to all the towns until he came to Caesarea.”

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 – On my way home from a meeting at church, I stopped to pick up some Breyer’s Vanilla ice cream. After paying, I laid a tract on the conveyer belt. “Here, this is for you. God bless to you and your family!” I was met with complete indifference and an eye roll. It can be scary to hand out tracts, I get it. The fear of possible rejection (like this example) can be stifling in this regard. If that’s you, I purposely shared this to show that it’s just part of the endeavor. Pray that the cashier might read it, and that God grants her repentance and faith in Christ…

Acts 17:32-34 (HCSB)
“When they heard about resurrection of the dead, some began to ridicule him. But others said, “We’d like to hear from you again about this.” Then Paul left their presence. However, some men joined him and believed, including Dionysius the Areopagite, a woman named Damaris, and others with them.”

Sunday, December 4, 2016 – This is a picture of a tract that I placed on the top of a men’s room urinal, in a public restroom. A friend of mine (who is a full time evangelist) gave me the idea several years ago. So, I leave them wherever I can. He once told me that it’s a great place to leave a tract for two reasons:

1) The person using the urinal will be forced to read it. What else are they going to do?
2) And, who’s going to touch it? It’s a public urinal.

LOL!!!



Here’s what is written on the tract…

Acts 17:30-31 (ESV)
“The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent, because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed; and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.”

Saturday, December 3, 2016 – The greeters at Walmart are great targets for giving tracts. They have no choice but to say hello. LOL! Therefore, I gave tracts to the pair of greeters as we left the store. “Here, something to read while you’re standing around.” They both chuckled and received them with a welcomed hand. May God assign them a change of heart…

2 Timothy 2:25b (HCSB)
“Perhaps God will grant them repentance leading them to the knowledge of the truth.”

Friday, December 2, 2016 –


This is a picture of one of the sides, of one of the two different business card sized tracts that I give out. On my way home from work, I stopped off at a small market to get a chocolate milk. At the register after I paid, I laid the tract down with what’s in the picture face up. “Here, God bless to you and your family!” The young women working the register thanked me, and then slid it to side. Bummed out, I went back to the car. I happened to be in the front parking spot, so I could see very clearly through the window of the store where the register she was working at was. There were no customers coming to her check out counter. She then turned, picked up the tract, and started reading (quite intently, I might add). Then, to my AMAZEMENT, she placed it on top of the register at eye level, leaning it so that she could read it again. She then looked down to adjust something in her draw, but then stopped to look up and read it yet again! As I pulled out, I could see her continually peeking up at it. I don’t know what could have been going through her mind. Maybe, it gave her pause? Please pray for God’s Word to penetrate her heart and for others to also share the Gospel with her, confirming this important message of Christ…

1 Corinthians 3:6-9 (HCSB)
“I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. So then neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. Now the one planting and the one watering are one in purpose, and each will receive his own reward according to his own labor. For we are God’s coworkers. You are God’s field, God’s building.”

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 – One our way home from Bible study, my oldest needed to get a few things at Walmart. The store was dead. Therefore… TIME TO GIVE OUT TRACTS TO THE STAFF PACKING OUT ITEMS ON THE SHELVES!! (My son coined it as “Gospelizing.” Hahahaha) Here’s the funny thing. Two of the people I gave tracts to probably didn’t speak much English. The first one seemed like he was Eastern European. It took him a moment to understand what I was giving him. After he realized, he was very thankful. He even yelled back several “THANK YOU’S,” from the aisle next to us, LOL. At the register, the cashier also seemed Eastern European, and he also enthusiastically received the tract. I hope they understood. Please pray for them that they did, and that they and one other employee that I gave tracts to might consider Christ tonight…

2 Corinthians 5:10-11a (HCSB)
“For we must all appear before the tribunal of Christ, so that each may be repaid for what he has done in the body, whether good or worthless. Therefore, because we know the fear of the Lord, we seek to persuade people.”

Thursday, November 17, 2016 – The guy behind the counter at the bagel store did not seem happy about being given a Gospel tract. All I got was a grumpy, “Thanks…” Whatever has gone on in his life to bring him to the point of responding in such a way, only God knows. But, it is also only God who can change the heart of the grumpy among us. It is why we must share the Gospel in anyway we can…

Romans 1:16b (HCSB)
“…because it is God’s power for salvation to everyone who believes…”

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 – I get gas at the same gas station every time. It’s very close to my house and it’s the cheapest around. What I love about this gas station is that they offer full serve for the same price of their self serve pumps. (Why anyone who goes there and pumps the gas themselves is beyond me.) The owner and I used to attend the same church (along with one of the attendants), and another attendant who works there comes from a Christian family. I know his family because his mother used to watch my kids when they were very young. Because of this, I never offer tracts to the other people who work there because I just assume that they have heard the Gospel from these three. But, that’s not really wise (to just assume that people have heard the Gospel). How could I be so stupid? Anyway, I offered a tract to the gas attendant when I paid him, “Here, God bless to you and your family!” He thanked me, put it in his pocket, and went on to the next car. Hopefully he will read it and be changed forever. Please pray for him…

2 Timothy 4:2a (HCSB)
“Proclaim the message…”

Friday, November 11, 2016 – My mother-in-law took the family out to dinner to celebrate the birthdays of two of my kids. I had my son stick a tract inside the drink menu at our table during the meal. Maybe a future patron will check it out? My mother-in-law does not know the Lord, so I had to sneak a second tract into the check binder as we were leaving. Hopefully our server will read over the tract. She seemed to be having a stressful night. Please pray for her, that she may may be open to the message of Christ, and also for the salvation of my mother-in-law…

1 Peter 2:9 (HCSB)
“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood,
a holy nation, a people for His possession,
so that you may proclaim the praises
of the One who called you out of darkness
into His marvelous light.”

Thursday, November 10, 2016 – My commute to and from work is about an hour and twenty minutes. I hadn’t felt that great all day and was headachy by the time it was time to go home. I was also starving. I couldn’t tolerate the drive with a pounding headache, so I stopped at a fast food restaurant on my way home. At least the situation provided an opportunity to give the guy at the take out window a tract. “Here!” I said, reaching my hand out. “What is this?” He replied. “God bless to you and your family.” He glanced at it quickly, looked my in the eye, and then said, “Thanks! Thanks a lot.” He then gave me an enthusiastic smile. Pray for him (and my headache)…

1 Peter 4:5-6 (HCSB)
“They will give an account to the One who stands ready to judge the living and the dead. For this reason the gospel was also preached to those who are now dead, so that, although they might be judged by men in the fleshly realm, they might live by God in the spiritual realm.”

Sunday, November 6, 2016 – My daughter needed to buy something at a craft store today. After she made the purchase I looked at the cashier with a big smile, placing a tract on the counter, “God bless… To you and your family!” The cashier gave me an enthusiastic, “Thank you!” Please pray for her, that she might read it and consider Christ…

Psalms 96:3 (HCSB)
“Declare His glory among the nations,
His wonderful works among all peoples.”

Monday, November 1, 2016 – On our way home from a seminar, my wife and I stopped at a Walmart to pick up some discount Halloween candy. Out front by the entrance, I met an older man named James. He was sitting on the sidewalk against the wall of the store, near the front entrance. James was eating french fries and waiting for a cab. He was having trouble with his phone, trying to call that cab, so I offered him mine. James didn’t want the help. He said that he didn’t know the number for the cab, but that it was in his phone, and that he would find it. I offered him a tract, which he eagerly received. He explained to me that he has never gone to church but that he was “born again” because he was once baptized. I explained to him that baptism doesn’t gain one eternal life but that recognizing who you are, a sinner, and also trusting in Jesus Christ for what He accomplished on the cross, is how one is considered to be “born again.” James kept shaking his head while I was sharing the Gospel with him, affirming what I had explained. I then told him that if he was still struggling with getting the cab after we came back out, I would find a cab for him. He appreciated the gesture and the discussion. When we came back out, James was gone. Pray for him…

Mark 1:15 (HCSB)
“The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe in the good news!”

Friday, October 28, 2016 – My dad took the family out for dinner tonight. He is not a Christian, so I had to sneak a tract into the check binder as we were leaving. Please pray for our waitress that she may read it and be granted repentance and faith. And, say a prayer for my dad as well…

Matthew 10:7 (HCSB)
“As you go, announce this: ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’”

Sunday, October 23, 2016 – A small group of us from our congregation this afternoon, went to hand out tracts in the main part of town where our church is. Not many people were out, but we had the opportunity to tract several people and have some brief conversations. I only received two rejections.

One person who rejected my offer was a taxi driver who was parked in his cab. His window was open, so I went over, telling him that I was from a church down the street and offered him a tract. He wanted no part of it. “Ok, no problem,” I said. “May God bless you and your family.” He was authentically thankful for those words.

The second person who rejected my offer for a tract was a woman who was grooming her dog on a park bench. Her response to my offer was, “Uh, no. I’m Jewish.” I had recently learned a lesson from getting that same answer a few weeks back from another Jewish person I had offered tract (a sales associate at a cell phone store). After that encounter, I had regretted not challenging with a more sophisticated response, so this time I came back with what I had rehearsed in my head: “That’s ok. I have a question though. Have you ever read Isaiah 53?” She said that she had. I asked, “Who do you think is being talked about in that chapter?” She became visibly irritated, shaking her head. She turned away, mumbling under her breath, clearly signally that she was not interested in continuing the conversation. As my son and I walked away, I heard her say something about Jesus. She knew who was described in that chapter. Please pray for all who were encountered today…

Isaiah 52:13 – 53:12 (HCSB)
See, My Servant will act wisely;
He will be raised and lifted up and greatly exalted.
Just as many were appalled at You —
His appearance was so disfigured
that He did not look like a man,
and His form did not resemble a human being —
so He will sprinkle many nations.
Kings will shut their mouths because of Him,
For they will see what had not been told them,
and they will understand what they had not heard.
Who has believed what we have heard?
And who has the arm of the Lord been revealed to?
He grew up before Him like a young plant
and like a root out of dry ground.
He didn’t have an impressive form
or majesty that we should look at Him,
no appearance that we should desire Him.
He was despised and rejected by men,
a man of suffering who knew what sickness was.
He was like someone people turned away from;
He was despised, and we didn’t value Him.
Yet He Himself bore our sicknesses,
and He carried our pains;
but we in turn regarded Him stricken,
struck down by God, and afflicted.
But He was pierced because of our transgressions,
crushed because of our iniquities;
punishment for our peace was on Him,
and we are healed by His wounds.
We all went astray like sheep;
we all have turned to our own way;
and the Lord has punished Him
for the iniquity of us all.
He was oppressed and afflicted,
yet He did not open His mouth.
Like a lamb led to the slaughter
and like a sheep silent before her shearers,
He did not open His mouth.
He was taken away because of oppression and judgment;
and who considered His fate?
For He was cut off from the land of the living;
He was struck because of my people’s rebellion.
They made His grave with the wicked
and with a rich man at His death,
although He had done no violence
and had not spoken deceitfully.
Yet the Lord was pleased to crush Him severely.
When You make Him a restitution offering,
He will see His seed, He will prolong His days,
and by His hand, the Lord’s pleasure will be accomplished.
He will see it out of His anguish,
and He will be satisfied with His knowledge.
My righteous Servant will justify many,
and He will carry their iniquities.
Therefore I will give Him the many as a portion,
and He will receive the mighty as spoil,
because He submitted Himself to death,
and was counted among the rebels;
yet He bore the sin of many
and interceded for the rebels.”

Saturday, October 22, 2016 – After men’s Bible study this morning, several of us went out for lunch. We were waited on by Justin. At the end of our meal I asked him, “Can I ask you something? We are from Calvary Baptist Church of Riverhead just up the road, and after we leave we will be praying for you. Is there anything specifically that you would like us to pray for?” Justin was pleasantly taken back and was enthusiastically thankful for the offer. “Yes, there’s actually a lot going on in my life right now.” He then requested that we pray for his well-being, leaving his needs unspoken. Several of us left tracts with our individual checks. We also put some within the condiments and menus on the table. Please pray for Justin and whoever else might come across these tracts that were left behind…

2 Timothy 4:2a (HCSB)
“Proclaim the message; persist in it whether convenient or not…”

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 – I had to make a stop to pick something up on the way home from work. The store was empty, except for the guy manning the register. “How’s your day going?” I asked. “Oh man. Did you ever have one of those days where everything doesn’t go so well? Plus, I’m tired and this place is slow tonight. I’m just watching the clock.” After I paid, I dropped a tract on the counter. “Here, check this out since it’s so slow.” He eagerly picked it up, scanning both sides enthusiastically, “Thanks!” As I got into the car, I could see him through the window, bent over, intensely reading it. Please pray that God instills in him the clear need for a Savior…

2 Corinthians 5:10-11a (HCSB)
“For we must all appear before the tribunal of Christ, so that each may be repaid for what he has done in the body, whether good or worthless. Therefore, because we know the fear of the Lord, we seek to persuade people.”

Monday, October 17, 2016 – On my way home from work, I stopped off to get some chocolate milk for the ride home. I offered the woman at the register a tract. “Here, this is for you. God bless, to you and your family.” She looked at me like I was nuts. Pray for her, you never know…

Friday, October 14, 2016 – Some friends took my wife and I out for dinner. I did not have an opportunity to share the Gospel with the waitress, but we left a generous tip and a tract. Hopefully she will read it! On the way home we had to stop at a drive-thru to pick up some food for one of our kids. It’s a double drive-thru, so I gave tracts at both windows. The first kid thought I was nuts – LOL! The second took the tract with a “Thank you.”

Monday, October 10, 2016 – While trying on some clothes in the dressing room at a clothing store, I left a tract behind. maybe someone will check it out…

Then, a little while later, after being helped by a sales associate named Matt at the phone store, I offered him a tract. He then said to me, “Do you want your mind blown? My last name is _____________.” Like an idiot, I didn’t realize that he was referring to the fact that he was Jewish. Looking back, if I ever get that kind of a response again, I will challenge such a person to read Isaiah 53! Yeah, every now and then I do blow it and could have done better. Yet, all the more reason to keep it up…

Isaiah 55:10-11 (NASB)
“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven,
And do not return there without watering the earth
And making it bear and sprout,
And furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater;
So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth;
It will not return to Me empty,
Without accomplishing what I desire,
And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.”

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 – Everyday on my way home from work, I pass a guy on the side of the road who sets up a farm stand out of the back of his pickup truck. Today I decided to buy some peaches with the hope of sharing the Gospel. Brian was very friendly, telling me that today was the last day for peaches. I offered him a tract as I paid, “I have a question for you. What do you think happens when you die.” His answer caught me off guard. Frankly, it stunned me. “Die?” He said, “I have died.” As it turns out, Brian once suffered a bad fall from his tractor, which then led to a heart attack, where he was pronounced dead for 45 seconds. He went on to describe the outer body experience that he had as a result. He said that he met Jesus. I asked how he knew it was Jesus. Brian said that Jesus didn’t speak to him, but it was clear that it was Him. He then talked about what he saw: a vast calm sea where he stood on the shore, where he picked up a grain of sand which was love… it was certainly unique. I let him just tell it without disruption. I then asked him if this experience changed how he lives his life. All he said is that he thinks about it everyday. We talked about Heaven and hell, the future judgement of God, our culpability to God as image bearers of Him, Christ as the standard of judgement for all men, repentance, and Christ’s work on the cross for those who trust in Him. Brian admitted that we are all sinners. I told him that his experience may have been a wake up call from God to acknowledge Him. I urged him to consider Christ as his Savior. Brian then gave me an apple for my drive home and appreciated the conversation. Pray for him…

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 – “Blessings to you and your family!” The woman at the drive-thru took the tract from me, glanced at it, and put it next to the register. Hopefully she will look it over more intently later on…

Monday, September 19, 2016 – I tracted the guy who served me at the drive-thru window. “Here, something to consider!” I said. He happily took the tract and put it in his breast pocket to check out later.

Saturday, September 17, 2016 – As I pulled into the church parking lot this morning to set up for men’s Bible study, I met a man named “Gigi.” (I’m not sure how to spell it.) Anyway, I offered him a tract. He said that he was Catholic and that he loved Jesus. I asked him why he was Catholic. He shrugged his shoulders and said that he loved Jesus, and that’s how he grew up, so that’s why. It’s interesting how people categorize themselves with regards to religion, because that’s how they grew up (much like the Muslim women I had met as described in the introduction at the top of this page). Then, he swore to me that he would start visiting our church. “I swear… I will start coming to this church.” (I’m not sure why he mentioned that, I didn’t even bring it up.) I asked if he attended a church. He said that he was part of a local Catholic Church. He then wandered off in the opposite direction of where he was going, when I pulled into the parking lot. I hope he was serious about trying our church.

Friday, September 16, 2016 – I offered the woman who served my lunch order a tract. “May God bless your family!” I said. She took a look at it and gave me an enthusiastic, “Thank You!” 

Later, while ordering the new iPhone 7 Plus at the phone store, I opened the link to THE GOSPEL section of my blog site on several devices, so that those who pass by might check out what Jesus did 2,000 years ago on the cross in Palestine…

When the sales associate was finished with our transaction, I gave her a tract. She took it with a smile…

Then on our way home, we hit the grocery store to pick up some stuff for dinner. While walking through the store, I placed some tracts randomly on the shelves. Maybe, someone will check them out…

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 – Since I had a meeting at church to get to after work, I had to grab something to eat on the way since I would not be home for dinner. I tracted the woman working the drive-tru of a burger place. (Yes, I’ve been eating a lot of fast food as of late. But, it gets the Gospel out!) “Here… this is for you… God bless, to you and your family!” The woman who gave me my food took it from me, and then immediately turned around and started reading it. 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 – Once again, I was hungry after Bible Study, so we (my oldest son, daughter, and I) hit the drive-thru for tacos on the way home. My son was driving. I gave him a tract to give to the person working the window. As we pulled out, we saw that he was checking out both sides.

Sunday, September 11th – While awaiting our order to be processed for a new dishwasher that we were buying at an appliance store, my daughter and I wandered over to the computer section. Stores that sell computers are a great place to evangelize if you are very shy. You can leave links open to a Gospel presentation on the computers with the hope that those who pass by might read it. I consider this to be another form of “tracting.” On several computers I left the link to the Gospel presentation from my blog site. You can find it at the top left of this page, or you can click here. Below is a picture of two of the computers where I left the link open with the hope that someone might read it…

Saturday, September 10, 2016 – I gave a tract to a man in the supermarket parking lot. I offered him blessings to his family and told him to consider Christ. He gladly received the tract from me.

Friday, September 9, 2016 – The family went out to dinner, so I put a tract in with the tip. I also put a tract in the appetizer/drink/dessert menu which always sits on the table.

Thursday, September 8, 2016 – My oldest son and I were on our way to his pitching workout. He needed gas in his car, so as he was pumping gas I went inside to get a candy bar. I offered the man at the register a tract. “What is this?” he said with a hard tone. I replied, “God bless to you and your family.” He politely received it and said, “Thank you.”

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 – My oldest son and I were hungry after Tuesday night Bible study, so we hit the drive-thru at a fast-food place on the way home. My son was driving, so I gave him a tract to give to the person working the window. “Here, this is for you!” The person at the window looked confused. He glanced at it and put it beside the register. As we drove away, it seemed like he ignored it. 

Monday, September 5, 2016 – After having the tires on my car rotated, I tracted the tire technician. As he got out of my car, I offered and said, “I don’t know whether you’ve considered Christ or not, but blessings to you and your family.” He took it and enthusiastically thanked me. 

Romans 1:16a (HCSB)
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is God’s power for salvation to everyone who believes…”

Godspeed, to the brethren!

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