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October 14th, 2008, 02:37 PM
I usually leave them at phone booths, restrooms, and on top of public mailboxes.
Do you put your name and phone number on them?
So you do not engage people in discussion, just leave the tracts out where someone may come across them?
thanks for your reply..I appreciate it.
October 14th, 2008, 03:10 PM
A good way to start is to place tracts at strategic locations as mentioned above. Pray to the Lord to lead you in this respect (when I first started I prayed for the Lord to lead me [and still do] and placed a tract one night. The next morning I stopped by that location again and at that very time, someone was reading the tract - I felt great joy and couldn't stop praising the Lord).
A good training course to learn how to witness is The Way of the Master (basic course). They (Ray Comfort and Kirk Camron) provide a good approach to witnessing, and it's rather straightforward.
For example, as shown in the above course, when you are just passing out tracts, try to say "Hey, did you get one of these..." instead of something like "Do you want a tract..." As a response to the latter, most will say "No thanks..."
A word of caution: The rejections can be depressing if you let them get to you... But you need to keep going forward - just remember the Great Commission!
October 14th, 2008, 03:58 PM
I JUST started handing out tracts about a month ago. I work full-time, but I get 2 breaks and an hour for lunch. I walk to the local mall at least once a day. On the way to the mall, I have to pass a bus station. Now, I'm not very brave, so I've started just handing them out as I walk by people. I actually got the idea from an old man who, all the time, just stands in one place and hands out tracts. I've seen people in his presence crying/talking about God, and I just know he's lead many people to Christ. I've wanted to do what he does for some time, so I just started handing them out to people when I walk past them. I don't hand them out to everyone; just the people who don't seem preoccupied, and who seem ok. I know, I know...but, for some reason, I've just been giving them to older people, not younger, w/ the exception of 1 person. I haven't really said anything to them, other than, "Can I give you this?" and most of the time they will take it. Another thing I've been doing for years (I'm 29) is sending tracts/bible verse cards (.15 per card) and/or bible verse bookmarks, with my bills. You can also leave tracts at restraunts. I'd appreciate any advise, too, on handing out tracts. Thanks!
October 14th, 2008, 04:41 PM
Like Robert has said I to have left them in most places you can think of. Its a great way to reach people I think anyway. I would go to the local Library & go through the books any books you think people will take out & put the tracts in them. I have even placed them in the quran in the library & other religious books. As well as there I leave them in rest rooms on top of the flush, I know people have picked them up & read them in there as I have heard them comment while still in there myself ( but I have not said anything naughty me for that one though ). I am sure if you think about where you go in your day to day life, you will be able to think of loads of places you can put them & I can assure you. God does use them coz people do read them as I have already said. It does not matter how you do it as long as you do do something & try.
God Bless you all
October 14th, 2008, 05:11 PM
I just ask that if you leave a tract as a tip as a resturant, leave an appropriate monetary tip as well - believe me, that means alot to those who live on tips, it means you care about their finacial well being as well as their spiritual well being.
I know the spiritual is far and away the most important, but some people don't realize that, until much later!!!!
October 14th, 2008, 05:34 PM
Sad to say, it's getting harder and harder these days to hand out religious tracts in public places. My old pastor told me a horror story about being driven off the Walmart premises. But maybe that's the exception, and not the rule. Anyhow, Ray Comfort had some pretty creative approaches to 'get people's attention.' Some of these methods are discussed in his book "Revival's Golden Key."
October 14th, 2008, 05:39 PM
I am so excited to get started
thank you to all who have replied
October 14th, 2008, 09:25 PM
I don't leave name and phone numbers on them. I carry my personal cards with me should I meet up with someone who needs to speak more.
I'm a fan of the millions. Easy to pass out. I can do 20 a day without effort, as everyone likes money... The new ones have a much larger message on the back.
I do have a few various ones of different places I go.
Dan~~~>prays for God put people in his path...and it works
October 14th, 2008, 10:53 PM
Laurie - First of all - Thank You for allowing God's Holy Spirit to work in you and through you - And I know you really Love the Lord and desire to serve Him.
There are some suggestions about How- Where and When and What audience to share tracts with.
As has been suggested -Prayer is the most important because it is God who will direct you Where to go and Who's heart He has prepared to receive.
Also if you can go with a partner - one or more would be good- so you could pray together and help and encourage one another - and so that those that see you handing out tracts will see you are with someone.
Another thing to consider is along with the message of Salvation in the Tract - are there any particular testimonies that can relate to a specific audience - for instance maybe a tract that has a testimony of a sports star that you can hand out to people that are coming out of a sporting event (football, baseball etc.) or one that has a testimony of concert star to hand out to people coming out of a concert.
Malls are good places for distributing large quantities and maybe the Lord will have some one for you to start a conversation with.
Another place is Public parks where people are just relaxing and are not 'occupied' and in a hurry. You may be able to strike a conversation there.
About information printed on the back of tract - I would definitely pray about putting your phone number - but some other contact info might be OK - your Church contact info - or a Salvation Website - or your own Email address might be a possiblity.
Laurie - If I was in your neighborhood - I would love to go Tracting with you - you are such a blessing to others and I know God has prepared you and will use you for His Glory. :hug :wave
October 15th, 2008, 12:54 AM
I've gone out with large groups of other Christians and handed out tracts on the street, but honestly I'm not too comfortable with that. I usually like to start a convo with someone first and try to bring up spiritual things and then get to talking about the gospel. Then after that, I'll give them a tract. This last year I started burning my own CD tracts( I get the cheap cd's when they are on sale) and putting the addy of my gospel preaching website on the envelope (it has gospel messages, like you read on tracts). It has been much easier for me to give these out with or without conversations. I have a few different types, for different people. I just say, "do you want a free CD?" and 99% of the time they say yes and are very happy to get it! If they ask me what it is, I say, it is the gospel- I just tell them- it is the good news, it is how you can have your sins forgiven forever..etc. Often they say they will play it in their car on the way home. I also leave them around in public places for people to find. I did that before with paper tracts as well. I know people who God saved when they found a bible or tract, so this is certainly a good method. God is in control and He will lead you to the people He wants you to witness to, and He'll lead people to the tracts you place around your community. Bus stops are good places! With or without people, just leave them there. The mall, public benches. You can walk down a busy street and hand them to those approaching you, saying, "this is for you." : ) Let us know how it goes!
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