It was quite the thrill to be a witness for Christ at two Martin Luther King Jr. Parades over the weekend. Wearing my new “event-appropriate” T-shirt, I gained instant credibility at the Los Angeles parade because I was one of the very few Caucasian faces in the area. (Read about how to dress correctly here.)
There was another reason I bought the shirt displaying the great civil rights leader: I purchased a bacon-wrapped hot dog from a street vendor (our evangelism team’s staple food, called Tijuana Dogs)…
…loaded with grilled onions and slathered with mustard, took a bite, and spilled mustard-covered onions all down the front of my shirt.
Many different groups got the Gospel handed to them by way of tracts. This being the heart of the African-American community, our Presidential Trillion Dollar Bills, aka, Obama Bucks, were a huge hit.
Though all types of people are represented in parades like these, some “need” the Good News more desperately than others. Many groups were in the cult category so we made an extra special effort to put our tracts into their hands.
Notice in the video how one Hare Krishna tried without success to hand back the tract to me once he realized it was about our Savior Jesus Christ. Holding fast to my rule to “go armless,” the man had to keep the tract, where later on, hopefully, he’ll read it and repent.
Over the next several days, you’ll see the different cults and churches that needed to hear that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. But thanks be to God for his indescribable gift in Christ Jesus! (Click here for part 2.)