Missionaries Mike and Luisa Carey are rejoicing in the Lord`s timing, even when a delivery of Chick tracts to them in the Philippines was late.
But late was part of God`s plan. When the shipment of tracts arrived, they planned to visit a local elementary school and hand some tracts to the students as they came and went from the school. Instead, a teacher saw them and asked what they were doing.
When she saw the tracts, she was immediately interested. She said that the state education department had declared a special reading day and the tracts would be perfect to use. She showed them to her principal, who contacted other area schools, opening the door for the Careys to supply tracts to schools in the whole district.
Today, the Careys have received 30,000 tracts in the local Cebuano language through the Chick Missions Fund and are widely seeding them into the elementary schools in the district. They have collected some of the comments from the teachers and students after reading the tracts:
"San Agustin Elementary School pupils said that it made them cry and they were able to realize the importance of relationship between God and man. It also made them realize that nobody could help us but God alone. They were excited to have another story that could touch and change their lives."
"The pupils were happy. They enjoyed reading the booklet. They got moral lessons from the story. In fact, the tract serves as supplementary reading material for lower grades especially [in the] mother tongue (Bisaya/Cebuano).
"As I read it, my tears just fall down my cheeks and I do believe that God has [His] own purpose for every one of us."
"I cried when I read the stories. Are there any others?"
"It`s like me," a father said when he read Gamay Nga Sapatos, (Tiny Shoes)
"I was looking for a church to attend. The tract address pointed me to your church." (She wants to be involved in soul winning. She, her husband and their two kids give tracts. She said she does not know how to share salvation so she gives tracts to be useful to God. She has seen the many blessings from the Lord when she and her family have started to give tracts.)
"She loves to give tracts to people and win souls for Christ. She, too, has witnessed the many abundant blessings from God since she has started giving tracts."
This report is just one of hundreds of stories of the effectiveness of Chick tracts on mission fields all over the world.
Missionaries have learned that they can seed a community with Chick tracts and often get enough response to the gospel to begin a local fellowship. Further seeding in a wider area continues to grow the church by teaching the members a simple way to share the gospel.
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