"The first time I saw one of your tracts was in my child's Halloween candy sack. This Was Your Life, I can honestly say, changed my life. It was a step that led to salvation... Praise God!" Chick tracts make an impact on people's lives and are well received.
One young person wrote to us about what happened when his family passed out Chick tracts that the parents provided: "Halloween night we passed out Boo! to everyone. One teen boy said, 'Oh, a comic book! I'll read this tonight! Thanks.' Then he told his friends he got a comic book. He seemed excited to get home."
A church member shared a revolutionary idea with us that her church uses on Halloween: "Our church has an annual 'Trick-Or-Treat' night. We go out in groups of two or three, knock on doors and say 'Trick-Or-Tract!' "When people answer, instead or requesting a treat, we offer them a combination of tracts, bundled in rubber bands. This will be our third year to plan the event, and so far it has been wonderfully received.
It's also a great opportunity to get people of all different ages in our church involved in evangelism. It's helped bring people out of their shells, and drawn us closer to one another."
What a great time to go door-to-door witnessing! Halloween is one night of the year that you will find a lot of people home just "waiting to answer the door." Most people who come to know Jesus start their relationship when they are children. We receive many letters from adults who read a Chick tract at a young age and still remember the impact it had on them "way back then."
"I was saved December 18, 1976 after finding Somebody Goofed by accident. I read it and trusted Christ as my Savior. I was 12 at the time. I am currently a minister of youth and music."
"I read your tract This Was Your Life a long time ago and you planted a seed in me. I read it when I was 16 years old and I eventually got saved at 19."
"I remember Chick tracts from my childhood. They made such a lasting impression on me that, to this very day, my mental picture of judgement day is that pictured in This Was Your Life. I never forgot that tract. I am 31 years old now and praise God I have returned to the Lord..."
"When I was 19, in 1976, I read This Was Your Life, Holy Joe, and Somebody Loves Me. My mom planted your tracts for me to read and it lead me to get saved at a high school youth group."
A Chick tract placed in a child's bag of Halloween candy is just starting on an adventure that will take it's message to many people. The comic format of a Chick tract is so easy to read that few people can ignore its short, concise gospel message. Like the tract this parent found in his child's Halloween candy, a Chick tract will circulate through a household and share its life-changing message over and over.
This Halloween is a good opportunity to place Chick tracts in the homes of your neighborhood as the children come right up to your door asking for a hand out with "Trick-or-Treat!" Not only are you sharing the gospel with the children that come to your door, but with their family and friends.