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  • Acts5:41
    started a topic Bible Handout thread weekly updates *merged*

    Bible Handout thread weekly updates *merged*

    I thought it might be fun to keep y'all up to date on the DAILY handouts.

    Today, 4 trips on paratransit. To and from the home improvement warehouse. To and from our favorite taqueria for lunch.

    I gave each driver a Bible (the Bibles come with a tract, "I'll be praying for you" card, and "Where to look in the New Testament" tract).

    I also gave 2 to other passengers, and one to the cashier at the warehouse.

    Please pray for ALL the recipients!

  • Acts5:41
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    I've been busy.

    Hurricane Harvey nailed Houston pretty good, I did a couple of Bible Handouts, including one all-Spanish. I also handed out Scripture booklets to people waiting in line at the FEMA center (that's not really permitted, but I did it anyway).

    They flat out forbade me from handing out Bibles at the FEMA shelter.

    Currently I am back to handing out the Scripture booklets (www.wmpress.org) in a bag of candy to everyone. They are very popular and our first driver was very excited to get her booklet today.

    Not sure when I will do my next Handout but soon, and a really bad mall. The mall is in a really bad neighborhood.

    ONe problem I am facing are homeless beggars on the corner, getting in the way and bothering the recipients. It makes it hard to pick a good spot. The ones that get a lot of traffic probably also have the homeless.

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  • Firefly
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    Great job Acts!

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  • Acts5:41
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    We get a lot of kids in our area so I did up about 130.

    Took forever, but they come to me.

    I handed out over 100. It was pretty interesting, I had a lot of very small children (parents will be reading the scripture booklet), and older kids with no costumes (they will be reading the booklet). Everyone was happy to see the full-sized snickers bar and other assorted candy.

    Glad I did it, if you've been reading the thread you know it's been a while.

    I did hand out about 30 Bible Promise books last month during Ron's surgery/rehab process.

    Please pray for all recipients.

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  • Wishing4
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    My daughter and I made up 30 Halloween treat bags to give out Monday. We put in a New Testament with a bookmark that has verses from Romans (the Roman Road) and one with our church info on it. Also, a little pad of sticky notes, a pencil, fruit snacks, and a couple of other small packages of candy.

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  • Acts5:41
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    I've been leaving a trail of Bible Promise books everywhere I go. Ron is still in the hospital (rehab now).

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  • Acts5:41
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    While at the hospital doing Ron's pre-operative blood work and such, I left 5 "Bible Promise Books" in the waiting areas.

    One day I'll find out where they ended up.

    I also plan to bring a LOT more the day of Ron's operation, and hand them out to care providers as well as leave them in waiting rooms.

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  • Acts5:41
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    I was going to mention that.

    World Missionary Press has free scripture booklets that fit great in a baggie with some candy, on Halloween. I have been doing it for several years now.

    www.wmpress.org

    We get a lot of kids so I ordered 150. They will send 5-10, though, if you'd like.

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  • Wishing4
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    I have a stack ready to hand out at Halloween. I was able to give one to my daughter's best friend. We took her to church with us, too. Now I am working on gathering other treats for Halloween bags.

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  • Koalie
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    Originally posted by Acts5:41 View Post
    I did get 30 "Bible Promise books" to hand out at the hospital/waiting room/nurses etc. after Ron has his surgery.

    I found that, after Ron's accident, people in ICU waiting rooms are far more interested in hearing about Jesus than someone having a "normal" life.

    ----->something others could try, sneaking Bibles into your hospital's surgery and/or ICU waiting rooms <--------
    Amen! That's a great idea!

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  • Acts5:41
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    I did get 30 "Bible Promise books" to hand out at the hospital/waiting room/nurses etc. after Ron has his surgery.

    I found that, after Ron's accident, people in ICU waiting rooms are far more interested in hearing about Jesus than someone having a "normal" life.

    ----->something others could try, sneaking Bibles into your hospital's surgery and/or ICU waiting rooms <--------

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  • Firefly
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    The Harvest is ripe, how are the workers in the fields?

    I know Acts is going through a lot right now (and we are praying!), and thus this thread has been so quiet and I miss the encouragement and "news from the fields".

    Anyone have any good witnessing stories (recent or not)?

    For any new Christians, the above title on this post is a reference to scripture in the New Testament where Jesus said that the fields are ripe but the laborers few. He told us to Pray then that the Lord would send workers into the fields. (sorry, really bad paraphrase)

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  • Acts5:41
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    We had to go to transit headquarters downtown so Ron could get a new yearly pass.

    I took a bag of Bible promise books and gave them to the clerk, to pass out. She was very nice about accepting them.

    Please pray for the recipients!

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  • Koalie
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    Hey Heather! sounds like your time spent there was productive! Praise God! ! ! I enjoyed reading the stories that you shared. Now we'll be praying that all these folks will read God's Word and get saved!
    And glad to read that you were able to locate a bathroom! God took care of all your needs as you went out to serve Him.

    I hope Ron is treating you good...I'm keeping you both in prayer.

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  • Acts5:41
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    With the political climate the way it is, I was a little worried about going to Acres Homes today.

    Turns out I should have been more worried about my ride home.

    I decided to call a cab, as Ron didn't want to go. He arrived promptly, was very nice and helpful, but not overly so (let me put the cart away myself). He was very quiet but nice, and the ride was only $20, a bargain, I thought, considering one of my tie-downs had snapped on my hand cart and smacked me in the hand.

    It was very slow. I picked, I think, a bad time of day. Had I gone after dinner I think things would have been much more lively. However, I did distribute a little over 50 Bibles in about an hour and fifteen minutes.

    I did mostly singles, ladies with gold teeth for a while. Then a few men who clearly lived in the neighborhood, interested. I was delighted to distribute to them.

    "I want to pour a little Jesus on things" I told one recipient, a white lady in a fast-food uniform (she wanted 3). She agreed, said things were getting really bad, and I reminded her Jesus was coming back for us soon.

    I had a couple of passers-by, including a young woman in scrubs, who took Bibles. One lady stopped going the wrong way, walked back, and got a few Bibles. Another Spanish lady wanted an English Bible for her son, so I gave her one of each, so they can talk.

    One car going the other way stopped dead, almost causing a pileup, and the car behind started honking. I had gotten the first car by that point so I grinned and held up my sign. She waved me over!

    I got some couples, clearly from the neighborhood, and was thrilled with them. One older couple, him overtly disabled, sat on the bus stop and watched me like a theater. It was a little disconcerting.

    The Friendly mart changed it's name and the usual crowd wasn't hanging outside it anymore. So it was probably one of the safer handouts I've done.

    When I finished, I got some Pupusas and called a (different) cab, who jerked me around playing games for an hour, before I said forget it and took the bus.

    [Pupusa place had a bathroom for customers only! Very clean!]

    I was home in 20 minutes. Please pray for the recipients!

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