Saturday, April 9, 2011
PASSING OUT TRACTS
My wife and I went out this afternoon passing out tracts in Kansas City. We drove North of where we live into the Plaza area. This is an area of the city where middle to high class people live and shop. If you've ever read John Bunyan's book 'Pilgrim's Progress', than you'll remember the town in that book called, 'Vanity'. The Plaza area is a pretty good image of that town. There is a park that is in the middle of this area and we went there to distribute the tracts we brought with us. A man on methamphetamine came up to us demanding money. It was intimidating because he was a pretty big guy and probably could have taken the money I had on me, but I just told him I only came out here to give away tracts and he then asked if I would purchase a blowpop from him for 25 cents (he had already began eating it), to which I responded the same as I had before. He informed me he was a pagan and began walking away. We walked off and as we were leaving he was mumbling about how he had read everything. We gave tracts to all sorts of people. There was a group of people gathered in the park protesting the wars that the U.S. is currently fighting and so I, being a combat veteran myself, decided to engage in light conversation with a couple of the guys. I gave two of them tracts and signed up on their email list. I formally introduced myself to a guy named Aaron, who had organized the entire protest, so hopefully I will hear from him again. It was a good time out and we are sure to hit that park up again, as there were so many people there! Please pray the Lord would use Melissa and I to really get a chance to minister to people when we go out next time.