The scripture says, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the son and of the Holy Spirit,…” NKJV. This is a great commission where we are told to "go." The scripture does not tell us how we should go. There are so many ways we can use to carry the gospel to the unbelievers. I came to believe that even those who say “using the Bible tracts as a way of reaching out to lost souls is an outdated method,” are very wrong!
We recently started a program of giving our Church members a Bible tract to hand over to their neighbors or friends. So, each week about 35 church members get an opportunity to hand out one tract with a different topic. Each of these tracts have a preacher’s phone number, and we instructed them to give it to a person they know. Many are calling in and asking for further explanation on what they are reading from the tracts, and some are asking about the location of the church building and time of our worship service. About 40-50 people called in and texted.
It happened last week when I received a text message from Raphael asking, “How can I get to know the right Church?” We started chatting in regards to his question and he finally gave me a call inviting me to his home place to conduct a Bible study. He then invited his family members to listen to me; there were four of them. As we continued with the topic of the one true church, they came to understand that denominations are not the plan of God. We spent much time showing the one true church, the New Testament church. We established the fact that Jesus established one church, of which we ought to be members. In the next lesson we talked about the mark of the one true church. This was the point when their eyes were about to come out. They were touched when they heard what the scripture says, “ …the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved” Acts 2:47. The fact that those who are members of the church have Jesus Himself adding them to the church after obeying the Gospel.
Raphael then promised to come and visit the church next Sunday. We thank God that his family was more open for more Bible study with us. It is our hope that they grow in their desire to know the truth, and soon they will be added to the church. It is our sincere hope that you will pray for Raphael and his family as we continue studying with them and answering their questions.
It could not have been possible for us to meet Raphael and his family, if that one church member had not handed them a Bible tract. So there has never been an outdated method for reaching out, and one method can be as good as another. We have to use any means in our ability and time to reach out to people with the Gospel of Christ. About 180 Bible tracts have been handed to people and 21 people have been registered to take Bible correspondence courses. We thank the church members who are learning and participating to share the gospel with others. Thanks goes to the sponsor of the Tanzania mission, for enabling us use the resources you are sending in strengthening the local congregation and reaching many with the gospel. May Lord God Bless you.