A few years ago, a school teacher from northern Nigeria wrote: “In my classroom one day, I saw a tract on the floor. It had been trampled by many feet. I picked it up and read the title: “What Will The Bible Do For Me?” Was God asking me to ask myself that question? I read the tract again and again, and realized that God was indeed at work in my life. I gave my life to Him and began reading the Bible. I have also given that wrinkled tract to other unbelievers. I now know that God can even use a dirty tract to turn sinners to Christ. I want to become a regular tract distributor as I have seen how powerful they are.”
An evangelist with a worldwide reputation put it this way: “I do not know of a more effective tool for carrying out the Great Commission than the printed page.” And the editor of a tract publishing house wrote: “Widespread literature distribution is one of the best methods the Church has ever had for spreading the Good News. The evangelist who does not supplement the spoken word with tract distribution is really missing the easiest method of follow-up there is.”
If you desire to begin doing the work of an evangelist, one of the easiest ways to start is by tract distribution. If you are hesitant about passing them out face-to-face in the streets, begin by leaving them where you are sure people will find them. Also include them in all your correspondence and all the bills you pay by mail. Whatever other ministry you may have, the verse above tells us that evangelism should be a part of it. You may not be a gifted evangelist, but you can do the work of one through tract distribution.
To learn more about evangelism, read this month’s Feature articles. If you’d like to start passing out tracts but can’t find a source of supply nearby, write to us and we’ll send you a free sample packet. We print about 25 million tracts a year!
By Larry Ondrejack
With permission to publish by: Sam Hadley, Grace & Truth, 210 Chestnut St., Danville, IL., USA. Website: www.gtpress.org