If you did an outreach yesterday (Reformation Day) and handed out candy and tracts and/or hit the streets to witness, I'd love to see it. Here's what to do: email me a picture to (email [at] fishwithtrish.com) and I will feature it here on my blog. Make sure to mention the names of who is in the picture (first name is fine -if you don't want names mentioned no worries) and what state you live it. In the subject line type "Reformation Pic" (Deadline: Thurs, Nov. 4th 2010). It will be encouraging to see all your faces.
(Pic above: Witnessing buddies on Reformation Day from left to right: Nathanael, Christina, Sarah, Justice, Trish, Joel and James).
An encouraging email came in today:
"Trish - I just saw your video of how to pass out tracts for Halloween, I mean Reformation Day. For years, I would have nothing to do with halloween since it was associated with evil things. A few years ago, a dear brother and evangelist challenged the idea of hiding under your bed on Halloween. He actually goes out on the streets with friends and witnesses to people. He suggested tracts and candy. He made the same points that you did, people come to your door, you can give them the Gospel. I was convicted and changed my ways immediately. I talked with some friends at church that don't really do much to share their faith but, they are all willing to do treat bags with tracts on halloween. My network of ladies is growing that participate in this.
This year, there were not many kids in my neighborhood and so I went to my unsaved brother's house. He and his wife had no objections to me passing out my treats right along with them. What was really awesome, my sister-in law started reading the tracts and my teenage nephews and their friends got their own special treat bags from me when they got home from collecting candy. The boys are 14 & 15 years old. None of them saved and they started reading their "creepy cash" tract and talking about it. The subject got dropped before I could witness to them but, I noticed each kid took their tract home with them.
I had never thought of doing the curved illusion tract when they come to the door. I LOVE THAT IDEA!!!!! I hope to use it next year myself! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! You inspire me to do what I can to share the Gospel! Thank you for being faithful to share what you do, it really does encourage others to do something as well. Keep those tips coming!