Evangelism this week: Don’t grow weary!!!


Here is a picture of my eldest daughter and her friend on the sidelines of last weekend’s Veterans Parade in Long Beach. She had to get up several hours earlier than usual for this event, but after an all-nighter at our church’s Jr. High sleepover, she was wiped out. When I shouted, “D. D.! D. D.! Get up!” they slept on. When the marching band with the pounding, rhythmic  drummers passed by, they slept on.

So I redeemed their rest….

A few strategically-placed Gospel tracts just might sow the seed of salvation for some wayward parade-goer.

R. A. Torrey wrote this a hundred years ago in a great article called: “The Use of Tracts”: 

Oftentimes people who are too proud to be talked with, will read a tract when no one is looking. There is many a man who would repulse you if you tried to speak to him about his soul, who will read a tract if you leave it on his table, or in some other place where he comes upon it accidentally, and that tract may be used for his salvation. 

This Saturday we will take it a little easier by going to the Redondo Beach Pier. If it rains, then off we’ll go to LAX. Meet at Hope Chapel at noon to carpool.

There’s more: 

  • Of course, every Thursday we go to El Camino College and meet on the Library Lawn. We now bring our Prayer Stand and copies of the “180″ movie to hand out, as well as Randy Alcorn’s book, “Why Pro-Life?”
  • Fridays we always go to the Redondo Beach Pier as well for only one hour. Meet at Hope Chapel at 4:30 to carpool.


  1. So, your child is so exhausted that a marching band doesn’t wake her up, and you don’t take her home so she can get the rest that children need. Do I have that right?

    • She insisted! What can I say? She has me wrapped around her little finger. She did take a nice loooong nap though in the afternoon! My little girl is a real trooper. Wanna see how she stood up to a mean ole atheist at 8-years-old? The article is called “My daughter confronts the atheist.” Ray Comfort even blogged about this encounter.

      • Who cares if she insisted? You’re the parent, and it’s your job to do what is in her best interests. If she insists on eating ice cream all day, I doubt you’d cave. You should know when she’s at her physical limits and let the poor girl sleep in a nice bed.

  2. Thanks Garrett!. Aren’t you a single college student? You must have read that parental advice in a book, huh?

    • I knew you would respond in such a way Steve. Becoming a parent doesn’t make you an instant expert now does it? I think you and I both know that there are terrible parents out there, and I know that there are single people out there that would make great parents.

  3. Okaaaaay.

    That is just a leeetle bit creepy.


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