We received this neat email from Stan the other day. Enjoy!
I have conversed with you a few times this year about your books and tracts. I just wanted to say that I had a good experience today. My wife and I have stopped at the Xenia Burger King a few times this summer. We tend to eat in the parking lot. I know, it’s not the best food for you.
We have seen a lady there at times. She’s about our age, mid-60’s, and usually sits on the grassy part of the lot. She pushes a cart with various possessions in it. She always leaves about the time we start going thru the line, but today, I saw her just as she was coming into the lot. I made it a point to talk with her. I was a little scared because my wife, Martha, was not with me. I did not want to seem inappropriate with her and explained that Martha and I wanted to buy her lunch sometime. I put some money in your booklet, One Second After You… and handed it to her.
Her name was Donna, and she was very “with it” mentally. I am not saying that because I think I am superior. I was just happy that Donna was easy to talk to. I did not know what to expect based on my preconceived ideas of people. That’s my problem, not Donna’s. She said she liked tracts and has been given many of them. God bless the Xenia Christians!
The next time we see her, we plan to offer her lunch and one of your books. I talked to her about your ministry, so Donna is looking forward to reading more of your materials.
I have to admit that I have now experienced how it can sometimes be easier to talk with strangers than with some of your own family.
Not to continue to run on, but I did learn a few things:
1. Always have tracts/books that you have personally read and agree with on hand.
2. Always have some cash to add to the materials you give out.
3. Don’t be afraid to talk to people, even if it seems a little awkward, like not having my wife, Martha, with me.
4. Get rid of preconceived biases.
5. Always have confidence. God is stronger than Satan.
Hope you are doing well, Mark.
When it comes to witnessing, one thing you learn is that you are always learning! You learn to always have tracts with you. Always! You want to have some money with you, so you will be able to bless people. If you have preconceived notions about folks, I guarantee you that God will blow those out of the water! Sometimes, you might be thinking that you are going to have a short conversation with someone, and an hour or two later, you find that you are having the time of your life!
So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.
Obey the Lord. Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. And have a blast doing so!!
Until the Nets are Full,
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P.P.S. Jonathan works with teens and is proud of this young man:
“Christian has read and written a two-page report on your book.
He has also begun tithing to Voice of the Martyrs and is thinking about getting involved with a youth group.”
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