Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Fish With Trish Year End Review - Plus 3 new books coming soon and more..

Dear Friends,

As I reflect on this past year I am truly humbled at how God has blessed us here at Fish With Trish, and I know that your faithful prayers played a big part in that, so to all of you  I say a heartfelt "Thank You!" 

God has been so faithful in fulfilling His promises time and again, and provided many new ways to serve him throughout the past year, like the weekly evangelism we were able to do at the different local colleges. 

Here's the newest addition the the Fish With Trish store, the new Block Tract, which our friend Brandon Maya is holding, and is a big fan of!

Photo: Excited and equipped! Thank you Trisha Ramos for the newest optical illusion tract!

Not the mention the addition of The Bible Sleight of Hand. 
Watch the short video http://youtu.be/F31vEtIwd2Q
And what a blessing! We were able to donate to The Biggest Project 10% of the proceeds from the sale of each handbag sold from the Fish With Trish store. (Of which prices are still slashed on some!) 

We give away EIGHT Way of The Master evangelism kits. 

A very big thank you to Jeff Allred for making this possible. Here are some of the happy winners:

Every ministry can use extra hands, or paws. Meet Lilly Pup the newest addition to our staff.

Finally, a new book in the works by Emilio Ramos, that we will be sure to keep you posted on. Some say it's even better than his last book, Convert: From Adam to Christ. 

Thank you to everyone who sent encouraging emails and photos.

2014 proves to be equally as exciting with many new adventures on the horizon. Specifically, two new tracts regarding the topic of modesty are receiving their finishing touches and, Lord willing, will be available at the beginning of the year. As you know, lack of modesty in dress is a big problem in our world, and can be tricky to address, but these new tracts will make it easier to both "expose" the problem and share the Gospel. Please be in prayer for that endeavor.

Also, in 2014 our ministry has two opportunities to grow in the area of writing. The first opportunity being a booklet on modesty. (Did I mention modesty is a big problem in our world today?) It's a topic that has been on my heart for a long time to write about, and I hope this booklet will be a valuable resource for those wanting to learn more about what the Bible has to say on the topic. Hint: modesty is about more than just the clothes we wear.

The other area of writing we are embarking on is huge, and I greatly covet your prayers for this. A book is just barely in the works on the topic of Evangelism, and will be geared primarily towards women. Someone told me the other day that a book like this is a long time coming from me since my ministry is called Fish With Trish, and centers on nothing but evangelism. I think they're right!

Lord willing, those are a few examples of what will be happening around here in 2014.

May God bless you all richly in the coming year.

Friday, December 20, 2013

A 95 Year Old Man with a BIG Purpose...

My friend Bill from Sermon Audio sent me an email this week about a 95 year old man who is giving his life's savings to insure that every home in Austin, TX receives a copy of the Gospel of John. That's over 435,000 homes, close to a million souls!

Read more here:


And here at the Gospel of John Project pages:


The gang at Sermon Audio is asking for prayer for all the homes that people will come to know Christ.

God bless you all and Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Are you Terrified? That's okay...so is Lilly.

Remember Baby? 
Today marks the 1 year anniversary of her passing.
In honor of her life, my rescue dog and new Mascot of The Biggest Project “Lilly” (who is totally terrified) is taking up the torch and looking for a few lost souls today.

She is taking baby steps...

If you need to take baby steps too, then click HERE for some ideas of things you can do to start today.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

3 FREE Kits! - Huge Giveaway - Enter YOUR NAME!!

About a month ago we gave away 5 kits...this month we will giveaway 3!

I am giving away 3 MORE KITS...

There will be 3 MORE winners.

Each kit comes with the following:

1       Basic Training Course Kit
10     Study Guides
         Various Gospel tracts
1       The Biggest Question DVD www.BiggestProject.com
1       God Has A Wonderful Plan Book by Ray Comfort

Anyone can enter to win but preferably a pastor, a Sunday school teacher, small group that LOVES evangelism...so spread the word.

There are 2 Ways to enter your name in the drawing...

1. For 2 entries, post this on your website, blog, AND social networking site.

2. For 1 entry, enter your name (in the comment section) and a way for me to contact you if you win.
Contest ends on SUNDAY Dec 15, 2013. 

I will randomly pick 3 name and the winner will be announced Monday Dec 16!

Open to US and Canada residents only
(Thank you to Riv for giving 3 more kits to Fish With Trish for this giveaway!) 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

What color are these blocks?

What color are these blocks?

Put your finger across the seam where the two blocks meet.
Now what color are the blocks?
New tract, here at The Fish With Trish Store...

Saturday, December 7, 2013

The Truth about My Assistant and Dear Friend "Kristen Rasor" ...

I can’t possibly share the Gospel! - Kristen Rasor  

And my reasons for feeling this way are totally reasonable and valid, such as:
-I’m too old/too young (depending on who I run into)
-My hair didn’t cooperate this morning (perhaps you can relate)
-I have a pimple (which would totally distract from the message)
-I’m hungry (and it would be rude to talk with my mouth full)
-It’s too windy, rainy, sunny, cloudy, perfect outside, etc!

Actually, those are some of the reasons that I used to think were valid for not sharing the Gospel, especially the pimple one. But, one reason that surprisingly never made the list, and so easily could have, is that I have a disability. 

That’s right, I have Multiple Sclerosis. And while being diagnosed with MS did turn my world upside down a bit at first, it’s only by God’s grace that I haven’t let it get in the way of sharing the Gospel; after all, it would have fit nicely at the top of my list of reasons not to. True, my disability doesn’t affect me as severely as a lot of people that are disabled, but there are no guarantees it will always be this way. MS is a crafty disease in that my physical ailments can change at any moment; one day my vision may be totally fine, and the next day it can be so impaired that reading, watching T.V. or driving are all but impossible.

But as long as God gives me the breath to proclaim His redemptive message, that’s all that I (or you) need. What a relief to know that the Gospel isn’t dependent on our physical ability or appearance, for it is the power of God unto salvation (Rom 1:16)

And I will proclaim it until I no longer have breath, pimple or no.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

This came to my email today:

I had a few cds of Slaying The Dragon, but never heard it myself, one morning on my way to work at the probation building, I popped in the cd, and I was on chapter 1 when I got to work.  I left the cd in my system so it would automatically play when I got back in the car. That morning my boss (who is agnostic) had to pick up equipment for the office and he didn't drive his car to work, so I let him borrow my car. I wasn't thinking about the cd at that moment, but when it was time to clock out, and I was leaving for the day, I turned on my car, and the cd started playing on chapter 8! So I suspect that he was convicted of the strong message to have listened to it for that long!  I did get to share the gospel with him later. - Miriam

If you haven't heard Slaying the Dragon, click HERE. It's worth your time and investment.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

A lot of Light on Black Friday - with Special guest writer Kristen Rasor

Most people look forward to Thanksgiving because it’s a time to reflect on the great things God has done throughout the year, and a chance to gorge themselves on great food, of which I am one. 

But another thing to look forward to is Black Friday. And the crowded stores. And the long lines. Sounds crazy for sure, but I know I’m not alone in seeing Black Friday as a great opportunity to evangelize the lost and hand out Gospel tracts. The people don’t realize it, but they are just standing there waiting for you to help relieve them of their boredom of waiting in line. And that is exactly what we did late last Thursday night, right on into Friday.

Our little, but mighty team of three really had no plan (not usual) of where to go, so we headed out to Target first, but surprisingly there were no lines. The store was busy inside though, and each of us went about handing out tracts, wishing shoppers a “Happy Thanksgiving”, and offering our sincere hope that they would find great deals. Then we heard from another friend that Kohl’s was busy, so we headed there.

And boy was it. There were lines to check out at the registers that wove throughout the store, and when we would ask people how long they had been waiting, they either said, “too long”, or “an hour”. Our tracts were getting low so we decided that Trish would hand out her “Are You A Good Mom?” tracts to the moms, Amy would hand out the “Are You A Good Dad?” tracts to the dads, and I would show my Curved Illusion tracts to the kids.

The response we got was truly great. No one refused a single tract, and people were eager to speak to us. 

One lady was handed the "Are You A Good Mom?” tracts and she quickly looked at it and read the question and looked back at us and said, "I am probably not a very good mom right now waiting in this line at this hour when my kids are at home!" She sort of laughed and then turned it over to read the back.

Trish broke from our plan and gave two teenage girls one of her “IQ Tombstone” tracts and told them how we had recently given those out the funeral of a girl who died in a car accident. One of the girls said that she had lost her mom in a car accident last year. Incredible moment.

Right after that I stopped to show my Curved Illusions to a group of ladies, while Trish and Amy kept moving ahead handing out tracts. They loved the Illusion tracts and after chatting with them a bit longer I left them to find Trish and Amy. I didn’t see them right away but knew I was headed in the right direction, because they left a breadcrumb trail of sorts. Almost every person I passed had a tract in their hand and was reading it. What a great sight to see.

After Kohl’s, we saw a small line of people waiting outside of a store waiting for the doors to open. Amy and I jumped out of the car, quickly handed out tracts (it was cold!), and jumped back in the car.

It was a great night for sure, but the highlight happened as we were starting to drive away from one store. An older man walked in front of our car from the parking lot on his way to one of the stores. Amy quickly rolled down her window and said to him, “Here, we have a gift for you”, and stuck her hand out to give him a tract. As he was reaching for it he said, “God bless you for what you’re doing.” That really took us by surprise. He hadn’t even seen the tract; he was merely reaching for it when he said that. Were we “entertaining an angel unaware” like Hebrews 13:2 says. Only God knows. ;-)

-The Tracts talked about can be found at THE FISH WITH TRISH STORE