Soul winner Ken Bolyard lives by faith and praise. He also has sown tens of thousands of Chick tracts over the years. He remembers an appointment arranged when the Holy Spirit dropped him from the sky onto a busy turnpike. Here is his story:
My name is Ken from Texas. I have been wanting to share this testimony with you for years now and seemed never to get around to it. In the early 80’s I was flying my private airplane from Northeast TX to Muskogee, OK on a business trip. I was flying alone. I have been a Christian since I was a teenager. I was praying and praising the Lord southbound over the mountains, parallel with the Indian Nation Turnpike.
While I was praising the Lord, I noticed I was losing engine power. To make a long story short, I lost an oil pump and was losing altitude very fast. I made a quick 90-degree turn and radioed ahead to Antlers, OK to tell them I had engine failure and was headed for the turnpike in case I had to set it down. I can say I was in perfect peace all the time this was happening.
When I got to the turnpike I was treetop high and barely made it over the trees when I got lined up with the Southbound lane of the turnpike. Upon making a good landing between two Southbound vehicles I still had enough power to taxi along with the traffic looking for a place to exit off. I came up over a hill to find out I was at the Antlers toll gate. I taxied into the parking area.
Here comes the GREAT part. The State Trooper that came to do an incident report asked me to get into his car so he could get information from me. After giving him my pilot’s and driver’s license he began filling out the report. He suddenly stopped writing and several minutes went by. He then looked at me and said, “God sent you to me.” I sensed that the Holy Spirit had been working on his heart and shared the gospel with him.
After leading him to the Lord, he told me that people had been giving him Chick tracts when he would stop them and he would sit outside of the turnpike reading them. I knew what he meant because I have been getting 10’s of thousands of your tracts out over the years.
Someone had sown the seed through your tracts and God sent me along to reap the harvest after being drawn by the Holy Spirit. Praise God. We became very good friends after that and he has gone on to be with the Lord now. (He died of cancer some time later.)
I have had a lot of wonderful times sharing the gospel through Chick tracts. I have worked with churches to set them up to use them and display them in their churches. I was able to get 4 churches in our community to go together and mail out your tracts to every home in our county and some surrounding counties, about 30,000 homes. “WOW” what a great way to reach everyone in your community. So much more I could share. Thank you so much for what you do. God bless!