"Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest." John 4:35
Why did we produce it?
This Free Christian printed Gospel tract came straight off the back of our other "Thank you" tract.
Where the "Thank you" tract is useful for specific encounters - such as after purchasing something in a shop, or giving to someone who has done you a service. The "Free Gift" card can be prayerfully used in almost every scenario. After all, who does not like a free gift? Most free gifts come with a catch. Not this one! Because the Gospel is a completely free gift from God!
This tract is a firm favourite, because it is small enough to fit in a wallet and easy to carry around. But mainly because it can easily fit into everyday life.
What to do with it / where to leave it
" whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God." 1 Corinthians 10:31
From your home
There is much you can do with these from your own home. For example, speak with us about weatherproof tract holders for outside your house - people do help themselves when visiting, passing by or delivering an item.
I know someone who even has one attached to his car for when it is parked up - people take tracts from them!
Why not include a card when returning an item. Do you sell items? For example on Ebay - why not include a tract with the items you sell? If you have to pay a bill by post, stick a tract in with it. In fact, think about all the items you mail out - which could you send including a tract?
Another more personalised idea, would be to intentionally buy some greeting cards. Use these to witness to your neighbours. They can be for different times of the year - you could get to know their birthdays and maybe anniversaries too. Perhaps include a something like a printed high street voucher as well as an appropriate tract. Do the same for people you know far away too - friends and relatives.
When people come to your door, be ready to offer them a tract - you could say to the visitor "here is something very important for you to read." Or if they are a tradesman or postal worker "Here is something for you to read on your next break."
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Local neighbourhood " Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself." Mark 12:31
When you go out for a walk, place it onto a bus stop timetable (in the shade - in good weather). You could also make it an aim to post one through a certain number of doors each time you go out.
Heading to the shop? why not go to a different shop each time, then after you pay for your goods, give one to the cashier "this is for you, have a great day!"
On a longer journey
If you are taking a longer journey, leave one on the bus. As you exit the bus, pass one to the driver "this is for you, have a great day!"
Heading to a train or coach station? There are many places you can leave a tract for different people at the station and on public transport.
Going for a walk or visiting a shopping area
Stand in an area where lots of people walk by. Offer the passers by a tract "did you get one of these?" - you never know what interesting conversations might come about.
I have personally stood on a high street and handed hundreds of these out in an hour.
Go with another Christian to encourage each other. Ensure you ask your fellowship for prayer. Share stories with others how it goes - it will encourage Christians to hear what happens.
"The harvest truly is plenteous" Matthew 9:37
Visiting a supermarket or local shop
As surprising as this sounds, we have actually had some folk who take a pile of tracts to a local shop or supermarket and ask the cashier / shop owner if they will display a pile of tracts for their customers to take. Many have said yes. Some have even asked for the pile to be replenished!
There are a number of places you could leave tracts in and around supermarkets or shops. But careful that you are not littering or placing them somewhere that they will be simply thrown into a bin. I once left a tract on a table in a supermarket cafe. Upon exiting the building, I looked back and saw two workers reading the tract together!
Calling at a service station?
Many places in a service station to leave a tract. I like to visit the leaflet rack, take a few flyers out, sit down and put a tract in each. Then return them to where they were.
Many service stations have vending machines - place a tract in the change slot, or the area where goods are retrieved from.
Doctor's surgery / waiting areas
Often I have found that ahead of us in these places are Jehovah Witnesses. They tend to have permission to leave their watchtower magazines with other magazines - but there is always a possibility that tracts could be left there - ask and see!
Visiting a library or restaurant
Here is a novel idea (pun intended), why not place the tract in random books? Pray about which specific ones and make a habit of visiting to put some in. many libraries, like the service station, have leaflet holders.
Another idea could be to give them to your server in a restaurant or the cashier (leave them a good tip too). A brother I know went to a place to eat after spending some time giving out tracts nearby. He handed one to the lady waitress who showed them to their seats. Later, the lady came to them in tears and thanks them. Saying "You have no idea what I was just about to do" - meaning she was going to do something serious and the tract had stopped her!
There are many other places within these venues where a tract can be left - be creative!
When on holiday / visiting other people
Repeat the above scenarios, just in a different place! It might be worth checking there is a good fellowship nearby to where you are going - in case you need to "plug people in" to have follow up with other Christians.
Take it one step further
"consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works" Hebrews 10:24
Don't forget to encourage other Christians to use these too! - Show them how easy they are to use, or share with them a story of how you have used them. Tell them they can request them free through the detail on each tract. Point them to this article to show them how useful the tract is and where they could place them.
Speak with your pastor too to see if he might encourage folks in the work.
Remember to pray about them before and after, that you might be led where the Lord would have you go. That He might prepare hearts to read them and work in them and their household.
I once spoke to a lady who had received a tract on the street one week earlier. She told me she took it home and read it to her whole family - who were shocked by the message. By the end of the second conversation, she gladly took a Bible.
Can you think of anything to add to this article? Contact us with your stories and ideas.
For His Glory,
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