Tuesday, January 12, 2021
January is a great time to promote health in your churches and in your community! One idea is to take these Balanced Living magazines along with just a couple of inserts (Strong Tower Radio bookmark, Bible study tract, church info card, etc) and go door-to-door with them. especially with a pandemic going on, people are interested in health!
A sample door approach might be:
"Hi! My name is _______ and this is _______. We're from a local church and we're out in the community promoting health and hope. This is just a little gift for you that we hope you will find encouraging. We're also praying with people. Do you have any prayer requests that we could pray for?" (write down requests if you can. This might give you an opportunity to talk a minute) Pray with them. Say goodbye.
Monday, September 28, 2020
Monday, September 21, 2020
Halloween is next month, and while I don't celebrate thisholiday, I do like to take advantages of opportunities to share Jesus! Depending on where you live, there will be lots of children coming to your door asking for a treat. What better thing to give them than a reminder that Jesus loves them! Kids also love bouncy balls.
If you don't have kids coming to your door, then go find them! Share this GLOW tract pack with kids at the store, at the park, at the library. Send a bunch with your children to school and have them share with their friends.
Sunday, September 20, 2020
I urge you to get out in your communities. LOVE people. HELP people. PRAY with people. Share HOPE.
We did this just recently. We met so many hurting people who needed an encouraging word and a prayer.
"Christ’s method alone will give true success in reaching the people. The Savior mingled with people as one who desired their good. He showed sympathy for them, ministered to their needs, and won their confidence. Then He invited them, “Follow Me.”
We need to come close to the people by personal effort. If we would give less time to sermonizing and more time to personal ministry, greater results would be seen. The poor are to be relieved, the sick cared for, the sorrowing and the bereaved comforted, the ignorant instructed, the inexperienced counseled. We are to weep with those who weep and to rejoice with those who rejoice. Accompanied by the power of persuasion, the power of prayer, the power of the love of God, this work will not, cannot, be without fruit." (Ministry of Healing 73)
It was really simple. We knocked on the door. We said something like, "Hi. My name is Amy and this is David. We're from a local church and we're sharing hope and happiness with our community. (Sometimes we added "that seems to be in short supply these days!) This is a small gift for you. We hope that it encourages you. We're also praying with people tonight. Do you have an special requests that you'd like us to pray for?"
This particular time that we went out, we only spent about 50 minutes, but found more hurting, lonely, discouraged people than we have in 2 hours before. People need Jesus. People need hope. People need a friend and prayer. Be there for them!!!