It's not possible for most of us to go to the mission field but there is
a way we can multiply the success of those who do go. More and more missionaries
are discovering how gospel literature can greatly extend their outreach.
From an undisclosed location in China, one missionary was returning from the
barber shop to his apartment and passed a college where students were hanging
around on break.
"I had brought three packs of Chick tracts with me," he writes, "praying
for an opportunity to put them into the right hands. Although I was cautious
at first, I felt the Lord leading me to give a few of them out discreetly.
"However, in a few minutes, I had a whole crowd of students around me
begging for the tracts."
The next morning two young ladies showed up at the missionary's apartment
wanting to talk. They said they had received some little booklets the day
before. Their timing was perfect because the missionary's wife was just
starting a Bible class.
The teaching was all very new to them. They had heard only bits and pieces
about God. They continued to come for additional classes and in a few weeks
committed their lives to Christ.
Another missionary in Latin America reports similar results from literature.
Danny Callis specializes in teaching local churches how to do mass evangelism
at the numerous street parties held in Latin countries.
He writes that he was doing some training in evangelism in a local church in
Brazil when two ladies happened to stop by. At that moment, Danny was
explaining how to use Chick tracts in witnessing.
One of the ladies told Danny's wife that she had gotten saved 7 years ago
after getting a copy of This Was Your Life! Many of the local workers tell how
the literature is well received in many homes and is yielding results. Callis
has distributed hundreds of thousands of tracts to the crowded street parties.
New churches have been started and existing ones strengthened.
Chick tracts come in so many languages that there is almost surely at least
one in the native language where your missionary works.
In many countries, missionaries like to use tracts in both the local
language and in English. Sometimes the English ones provide an opening to
discuss the gospel because many countries are teaching young people English
as a second language and they are eager to practice.
Chick Publications will be glad to send samples in the appropriate
language to any of the missionaries supported by your church. Just give
us their address and we will forward them right away. Better yet, if the
missionary has access to the internet, he can read entire tracts online in over
a hundred different languages.
When he decides which ones would be useful in his ministry, he can notify
you and we will drop ship your order directly to him on the mission field.