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What’s Your E-vangie Tale #22

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With the start of our new evangelism class last night begins a new series of “What’s Your E-vangie Tale?”.
null The homework for the class includes a challenge to hand out at least one Gospel tract every day of the class. The students get 1 point each day that they hand one out and an extra bonus point when they write about it here. The top of the class gets a ton of evangelistic prizes. Who will win? Stay tuned.

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  1. This is from student Suzanne Schwarz, off to a fast start:

    Ho! The class wasn’t 10 minutes over before I was searching for people to hand out my pack of milllion dollar bills to. I gave 2 out at the gas station (God had a reason for my gas tank to be empty at that time!). One guy said thanks, the other looked puzzled. I said, “It’s a messge from God; you start out at the triangle and read it all around”. Then I had to fill up.
    A few minutes later I was rear ended (not hurt) and at a lull in my time. I gave out 3 more saying we didn’t get hurt or die, but we could have!. One girl said “Oh I got one of these at the Fair” I asked “Did you read it all around?” She said no and didn’t want to get into The Question right now…

  2. After attending Thursday night’s evangelism training, my mission was to pass out all of the tracts that were given to us. Friday night I went w/ a group to Santa Monica promenade where I passed out most of the tracts. I talked to a man & went thru the commandments w/ him& and he confessed he had broken them.Then he walked away.I prayed that he would finish reading the tract.
    I gave a tract to a guy after going thru the law and gospel he says that he’s a Christian.So I asked if he’s a born again Christian,he said yes.Then I asked when was the last time he read the bible, he said that morning.Then I asked if he shares his faith,he said he does.
    I talked to a couple and gave them the law and gospel.I prayed that would repent and trust in Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
    I gave tracts to a couple of guys at the food court.Told them to read the back.I prayed that they would read it.
    Gave a tract to a hostess and told her to read that back.She said “thank you”.I prayed that she would.
    There was a guy named Luis who has a powerpoint slide that talks about atheists.He also has a fake dead body on the floor w/ a sheet over it. He says that he’s a part of Ray Comfort’s ministry.He asked me to come up to the mike after I told him I was a Christian &passing out million dollar tracts.After heavy conviction I hesistantly went up to the mike.At that point it was just me and my friends.He asked me what is the gospel?I said John 3:16.Then he asked what must one do to be saved?I said Repent and trust in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. Then I said but I dont necessarily need a mike to evangelize(after the heavy conviction)I can approach people.He said as a Christian, God is wanting us to go to the next level and you have to try it once and find out if its your calling and this is not in his comfort zone but this is where God has called him.
    I could not argue.He’s right. He continued and said if there are any athiests who want to talk, come up to the mike.By this time, a large group had gathered,so I passed out tracts everyone.I prayed they would read them.
    Saturday, I went to Point Fermin park and passed out tracts to a couple and went thru the law and gospel.They listened intently.I told them to seriously think about what I had told them.
    I spoke to a group of guys and went thru the law&gospel.I told them before they go to bed that night that they get right w/ God.I prayed that they would be saved.
    I spoke to a group of young girls and went thru the whole gospel.I asked them if they have a bible to read it and to pray.I prayed that they took the message seriously.
    I spoke w/ a man and gave him the whole gospel.He was changing the subject many times.I must have been talking to him for at least half and hou& finally I told him I had to go. I prayed that I would see him in heaven.
    Sunday, went out to lunch, gave the 2 workers tracts and because no one was there, I went thru the gospel message.By the time I was finished, a customer had came in.I pray they receive salvation.
    Went to Rite Aid in El Segundo, gave tracts to all cashiers when they were not busy.Gave tract to a woman,she said she got one in the fair.I said did you read it, she said yes.I gave tracts to someone else standing in line.
    As I was leaving, a gave a tract to a couple.In the parking lot, gave tract to an older lady.
    Went to the market, and gave tracts to 3 teens in the parking lot.Went thru the gospel message w/ them.Prayed for them.
    Spoke to a man, went thru the gospel message.Asked if he had a bible,he said no, so I went to my car and gave him one.Prayed for him.
    Spoke to a man, went thru the gospel w/ him.He said he needed to get right w/ God.Told him to read the bible and to do what its says and to pray.He said he would.
    I spoke to a women who did not want to go thru the whole gospel message.She said she believed she was a good person& she would go to heaven even after failing 3 of the 10 commandments.So I went thru another one and she said no one is perfect. She says she is a good person because she has taken care of her husband for 30 years and he has MS.I asked her if she reads the bible,she said she doesn’t.I gave her scripture for everything she was not doing biblically but she did not want to hear it.I finally asked if I can pray for her.She said no and drove off.I pray that she would continue to think about our conversation.
    I spoke to a couple of guys and went thru the gospel.I told them to read the bible and pray.I prayed for them.
    I spoke to a couple and went thru the gospel.The woman did not seem concerned and says that her mother talks to her all the time about this.I prayed that she would feel conviction that leads to repentance.
    I spoke to a guy and gave him the gospel.He said he’s saved.I told him to read the word and pray.
    I spoke to a couple and asked her the million dollar question but she said she had to go.So I told her to read the back.I prayed for her family.
    I spoke to one of the employees and went thru the gospel message.She seemed happy to hear the message.I asked if she had a bible,she said no.So I gave her one.I prayed for her.
    Thanks be to God that I was able to finish passing out all the tracts!!!

  3. Yami has scored an amazing 21 bonus points for entering these testimonies. Not bad for taking only the first week of the class!

  4. Went to redondo beach pier to pass out tracts, went thru law&gospel w/ her.She said she would start reading the bible and do what it says.I prayed that she would follow thru.
    I spoke to a guy and went thru the law and gospel.He says that he doesn’t believe that all of the bible is true,only some parts.I said what you have done is create a God that suits your needs and that is called idolatry.I told him to repent and trust in Jesus as his Savior.
    Asked the cashier if he’s “gotten one of these”(million dollar tract).He said no.I prayed that he would obey what it says.

  5. Went out for lunch, as I was waiting for my order, I gave a tract to a guy and went thru the law&gospel w/ him.He was defensive and said that he didn’t need to believe what people tell him.I said don’t believe what I say,read the bible and Obey what God says.
    Gave a tract to a guy.Told him to read the back.Hope he reads it.
    Went to the market,and asked a guy “gotten one of these”(tract).He said no.Went thru the law&gospel w/ him.I prayed that he would be right w/ God.
    I gave a tract to a woman in the store.She had a whimsical look on her face.Told her to read the back.

  6. I took about 8 bills to Costco, boy was that dumb. I should have had my whole pack!! People were taking them left and right. Steve, you were correct though, some groups of people need encouragment to take something that they think may have strings attachd. I had to say”It’s free!-really”
    Also, at a Party America I gave one to a clerk and she said, “What’s this for?” I said, “It’s for Ever, actually it’s for Eternity…

  7. Went to the market, gave a tract to the cashier,said gotten one of these?She said yes.That she is a Christian.Could not probe more, because the next person was being rung up.
    As I went to the parking lot, gave a tract to a lady.Went thru the law&gospel w/ her. Told her to read the bible and to do what it says.

    Went to redondo beach pier to pass out tracts.Gave a tract to a man, went thru the law&gospel.I prayed that he would get right w/God.
    Gave a tract to another guy,went thru the law&gospel.Told him to repent &trust in Jesus as our Lord & Savior because tommorow is not promised.
    Gave a tract to an 11-year old girl.went thru the law&gospel.Told her to make Jesus #1 in her life&read the bible&pray.
    Gave a tract to a couple,went thru the law&gospel.When going over 3 of the ten commandments one of them thought they still would not be guilty on Judgement day.Went thru commandment #6 and that if she’s ever hated anyone w/ out cause God says you are a murderer at heart,still she thought she was innocent,then told her #1 if she has placed God first in her life.She finally admitted she would be guilty.Told them no liar,FORNICATOR,idolater,drunkard,murderer…will go to heaven&to repent and trust in Jesus as our Savior.
    As I was heading back to my car, gave the guy in front of me a tract.Went thru the law&gospel.He says that his wife is a Christian.Told him to read the bible&do what it says.

  8. Friday i gave out two million $ bills at the gas station. Both people said thank you.
    I saw them reading the back, while they were waiting for their tanks to fill.

  9. Friday i gave out two million $ bills at the gas station. Both people said thank you.
    I saw them reading the back, while they were waiting for their tanks to fill.

  10. Saturday,
    I handed out Million $ bills to my waiter, and to the host.
    i did not leave it on the table but handed it to him, and left a tip on the table.
    they both laughed.

  11. Sunday
    i was waiting to pick my daughter up from a birthday party at the bowling alley.
    i gave out bills to people in the parking lot.
    no one minds getting these.

  12. Monday
    i went to the Torrance DMV after work.
    i handed the lady sitting next to me a million $ bill, i don’t think she could read english, but she was interested in it, i think she will have someone translate it for her.
    she asked me three times if she could keep it, but would not take more to share.

  13. Went to serve jury duty today, when coming back from lunch,talked to the parking lot attendant.Gave him the law&gospel.I prayed that he would be right w/ God.
    Talked to a couple of guys.Gave them the law&gospel.Told them to read the bible,do what it says&pray.
    Talked to a woman,gave her the law&gospel.While going thru the law,she did not want to admit she had ever lied.I said God says that no one is righteous,not one.Are you calling God a liar?She still did not want to admit that she had EVER lied.Finally, at the end I asked if she needed prayer,because she said she was a believer.After praying for her,she gave me a hug.
    Talked to a mother&her son.The mother said she was there because the son got a ticket.After going thru the law&gospel, the mother told me, thank you,thank you.
    Gave a tract to a man.He said I wish this was real.I said there is a message on the back.He asked if it was about God.I said yes.He gave it back to me.I asked do you believe in God? He said no.I said “are you willing to risk your life on that?He said yes.
    While waiting in the jury assembly room, gave a tract to the woman sitting in front of me,who I noticed,half-way thru reading it,she put it down on the next seat.That person who was sitting there,came back to their chair,and said to me”this is the money you had earlier” and I told her to read it.While reading it, she said this is hard to read.I agreed.Then gave the tract to the guy next to me.I said “read the message on the back”.When he was done then I gave it to another.

  14. Friday,went to redondo beach pier,gave a tract to couple visiting from New Zealand.The guy was SO excited,he probably thought it was real.I told him to read the back.
    Gave a tract to a woman in the parking lot.Had asked her if she’d gotten one of these.She said she hadn’t.
    Went to blockbuster’s &gave tracts out.One of the employee’s and one customer had refused.But the rest accepted them.Told them to read the back.
    Went to Rite Aid, passed out tracts to customers&employees.One man refused.Then he gave in and asked me for one.
    Saturday,went to Costco and passed out tracts to those who were inside and those in the food court.Some refused&some accepted them.
    Went to circuit city and passed out tracts.Some of them I did not even have to ask,and they asked me about the tracts.Told them its a gospel tract and gave them one.
    Went to santa monica promenade.Gave tracts to those at the bus stop.
    Gave a tract to a couple.The woman said she was a Christian. Asked them if I can give them a test to find out if their good people.The boyfriend did not want to be bothered and they left.
    Gave a tract to a couple of women.Went thru the law&gospel.They did not believe that Jesus is God,turns out their Muslim. I asked if they ever read the bible.One said she did.I told her in the beginning of the book of John they can read that Jesus is God.They did not want to continue&left.
    Asked the parking attendant if she’d gotten one of these.She had not.Told her to read the back.
    Sunday,went out to lunch to the same place I had talked to the cashiers about God a week ago.I said “hi,how are you, do you remember me from last week,I gave you a million dollar bill.She laughed, and said yes.I want to build a relationship w/ people after sharing the gospel.
    Went to the store,passed out tracts.One of the ladies said she got one from the festival.Another one said she wouldn’t take it unless it was real.
    Gave a tract to a guy in the parking lot.He looked at it w/ interest.Told him to read the back.

  15. Went out for lunch, gave all those standing in line a tract.Gave the guy who was helping me a tract,he said he got one,I asked if he read the back.He said no.
    Went to redondo beach pier to pass out tracts.Gave a tract to a couple.Went thru the law&gospel.Told them to read the bible&do what it says.
    Gave tracts to a group of girls.Went thru the law&gospel.Told them to read the bible&do what it says.

  16. The following arew from Laura Yoshimura:

    I had to go to the DMV, so i made sure i brought and handed out bills while waiting for my number, one lady thanked me twice.
    no one says no to these Million $ bills

    I gave out bills to the waiter (yes i handed it to him) and the host at the resturant.
    and i left a tip.

  17. Went out for lunch, gave tracts to 3 gangsters.Went thru the law&gospel w/ them.One of them was telling was saying that he could have died 3 times. He showed me someone had sliced him w/ a knife from his stomach all the way to his chest,shot in the back,shot in the leg.I said God is giving you another chance to get right w/ Him.He said he used to read the bible when he was in jail,2 months ago.I told him to continue to do it.Another had showed me a tattoo he had on his arm of a verse from Proverbs.I said Do you read the bible?He said yea.I said everyday?no.They were saying that this life was hard,and that they needed to do what they had to to survive.I said yes God had promised us tribulation,trial,temptation.But that God will never leave or forsake you,surrender your lives to Him.Live a life that is pleasing before Him.One of them said,I know that is God sending you here to me to talk to me and gave me a hug.
    Gave a tract to the guy who was helping me.He read it.He said I needed this.
    Gave a tract to another employee.He said he’s seen them around.Told him to read the back.
    Went to the store, gave the cashier a tract.Said she gotten one before.She hadn’t read the message.

  18. This is from Carol Nicholson:

    Open air preached to a large crowd of fishermen at the pier. They listenes, and did not overhear any rebellious comments, so this was very encouraging. to be able to deliver the gospel to a huge crowd in 5 minutes, rather than more time with one or two. Praise the Lord.

    Evangelized to several couples, and small groups at the pier. Using the ten commandments proved to them that they are not half as good as they think, and need to repent They were most thankful, and loved the million dollar tracts.

  19. Armed with much encouragement from the week one Thursday night class I stuffed two million dollar bills into by trousers Friday morning. As the hours ticked by they lay there, un-handed out. Finally at 5:00 I knew I’d better be quick about executing my assignment, as the drive through at McDonalds posed my last outing for the day. I dug a MDB out of my pocket and handed it to the food service operater and told them it was their tip, and to read the back. Mission accomplished, and it wasn’t nearly as hard to do as I had expected

  20. Armed with much encouragement from the week one Thursday night class I stuffed two million dollar bills into by trousers Friday morning. As the hours ticked by they lay there, un-handed out. Finally at 5:00 I knew I’d better be quick about executing my assignment, as the drive through at McDonalds posed my last outing for the day. I dug a MDB out of my pocket and handed it to the food service operater and told them it was their tip, and to read the back. Mission accomplished, and it wasn’t nearly as hard to do as I had expected

  21. Visited a local pharmacy, had two MDB stuffed in the pocket. After completing my transaction I left, feeling internally dejected since I didn’t hand over the Bill when I really wanted to. I fought against the invisible force field keeping me from my goal and told my feet they had to walk back inside. They complied and I was able to hand a MDB to the nice clerk who had been so helpful to me. She received it with a smile, not bared and snarling teeth or cursing like I had imagined.

  22. After out-patient leg surgery I left the office feeling an urgency to pass out a MDB despite my hobbled demeanor. As I waited for my husband to pick me up outside the building several persons passed by–missed opportunities. I could feel the gut-clench creep into my interior, the one that comes with hesitating to pass out The Bill. I fought it off. A fast moving UPS delivery man with a dolly full of packages was headed towards me–I made eye contact in advance and when he passed by I lobbed him the Bill, and told him to read the back.

  23. I stuffed a couple of MDB in my pocket as a Tuesday commenced. I now think it is better to get them passed out before noon if possible, to avoid the Avoidance Syndrome that can set in (akin to rigormortis) if you wait too long. With this new strategy in place I gave one to the school crossing gurard who so faithfully helps me and my children cross the street every day. It was very encouraging to get a bill handed out before 9:00 a.m.

  24. When exiting the doctor’s office I spotted a humble-seeming man with a cleaning cart, whose job it is to keep the very fancy building clean. I walked over and gave him a MDB. He received it with a smile and a giggle. I told him there was good news on the back, and to be sure to read it.

  25. I was alone working at my studio at 1:30 a.m. in Torrance, located along the strip of Del Amo Blvd. between Western and Van Ness. This strip also serves as a drag strip upon occassion to fast and furious teenagers. I heard the revving of engines and screeching tires. Grabbed my MDBs and headed down the road just to be thwarted by Cops who came and chased away the potentialities. Glanced into a parking lot and saw a lone twenty-something dude looking like he didn’t want the cops to find him. I sauntered up the dark driveway and asked him, “If you died tonight would you go to heaven or hell?”. I continued on with the law and gospel. He was shocked to be having this conversation at 1:30 a.m., but I got his attention. Gave him some MDBs to give to his friends.

  26. I went to the hardware store with a MDB hanging out of my pocket on purpose. At check-out the clerk pointed at it and asked, “What’s that?”. “That”, I replied, “is the million dollar question”. I handed it to her and we made some small talk. I told her that the bill had the Ten Commandments on the back.

  27. I retreived a project from a vendor I work with often. Unfortunately, it was not up to snuff and I was dissapointed. Still used the opportunity to pass him a MDB.

  28. I went to get gas and gave the attendant a MDB, and asked him the million dollar question. Then I only had the guts to tell him to read the back. He smiled and was nice.

  29. After getting gas I was in a line of three cars for the car wash. Much to my surprise I started unbuckling my seatbelt and exiting my car. I blotted out the nervous chatter starting to fill my brain and headed toward the captive audience. I asked the first dude the million dollar question and gave him a MDB, the second I just gave a bill to. They read it while they waited their turn and I was greatly encouraged.

  30. I took my three year old to Pizza Hut for a special lunch. Before exiting the joint I gave the kindly young manager a MDB. He received it graciously and began to read it. I am still trying to get my guts up to say more….

  31. I spent Saturday afternoon with Richard and some evangelists going to Redondo Beach Pier. Although I have yet to begin actually interviewing persons this was a great first step–approaching strangers and giving them bills, telling them to read the back, etc. Another “Sharing Your Faith W/O fear” student, Christina, and I paired up and had a great time keeping each other encouraged and trying out our new evangelism legs. I know like anything with practice it gets easier, so I am glad to have at least started!

  32. what on earth is “mdb”?

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