Gospel tracts ARE effective!

By Karen Fraley – I have often wondered if handing out gospel tracts is effective.  Ive 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.

Romans 1:16 saysFor I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.”