I met a utility worker outside while sharing books with people in a community. Stopping to talk with him I shared a book called Man of Peace, on the life of Christ. He was uninterested so I left him a little tract and went on my way. A few minutes later I was surprised to see the same utility worker waiting for me in a driveway, with the tract and ten dollars in his hand. “Do you still have the blue book?” referring to Man of Peace. It was obvious he had read the tract, realized I had something valuable, and wanted more!
Walking away, I realized the power of that little tract. Something small was the catalyst for a much bigger decision – one that not only said yes to a book, but also to Christ.
The small things can make the biggest difference. Small things like a tract or Bible study enrollment card.
SOULS Northwest visits thousands of homes each year in our regular course of ministry. About half of the homes we visit answer, yet we want to leave an impact at EVERY home. We need tracts to leave at doors where no one answers.
A Bible study enrollment card or GLOW tract will cost about 4.5 cents each. We’d like to get 135,000 tracts for the 2014/2015 school year but we don’t have a budget to cover the cost; we need $6,200 to cover the cost of tracts plus shipping.
At one time roughly 10% of correspondence Bible study schools’ new enrollees came from the cards we left on people’s doors. That’s thousands of people who signed up for Bible studies just because we left a card on their door!
Please take time to pray about what you can give today. Remember, you are not just helping us purchase tracts. You are making it possible for thousands of people to experience God in a more personal way.
“Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you” (Luke 6:38).