By Karen Fraley – I have often wondered if handing out gospel tracts is effective. I‘ve passed out tracts at laundromats, libraries, shopping malls, and hotels, but I never know how effective they have been. Recently, however, I got to see the result of one tract that I’d given away.
I often go to a local McDonald’s drive-thru to pick up coffee in the morning. One morning, I drove up to the second window at the McDonald’s drive-thru. As the lady handed me a coffee she told me that she liked my dress. I immediately replied, “Thank you.“ Looking for an excuse to give her a tract, I replied, “This is a gift for you!”. I took one of the “A Gift for You” tracts from Living Waters out of my purse and handed it to her. I had put a brand new one dollar bill inside. She accepted the gift with a puzzled look on her face.
Six months later as I’m getting my morning coffee I see the same woman at the McDonald’s drive-thru. She said, “You’re the person who gave me a gospel tract a few months ago, right?” I nodded my head yes, not knowing what to expect. She continued, “Well, since that time, I have found God and am now attending church!” I was astonished to hear her comments! After I pulled away from the McDonald’s, I just started crying. I couldn’t believe God would ever use me to help bring someone to a saving knowledge of Himself. I immediately called my husband, Kevin, and he was delighted, as well. The name of the woman at McDonald’s is Yolanda. She has a student Bible and is receiving discipleship at her church. If you have a moment, please pray for Yolanda.