Sharing the gospel at a block party

Doug Tomlinson

Doug Tomlinson

Content Manager at GoodSeed USA
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 A church in Iowa recently had a block party to reach out to their community and decided to use GoodSeed materials to pass out and share the gospel. Kim writes in to share how things went. 

“The block party went really well!  We had a steady flow of people from a variety of ages and backgrounds. Because there was time to interact, I felt like the mission was accomplished, reaching out to people where they are and giving them tools to grow in or start a relationship with Jesus, by better understanding the Bible. 

The Story that Matters book was given out to all of the guests in a bag upon arriving, four bibles were given out, and a lot of the eBook cards, which was very convenient. 

With the hope of reaching out to those with little knowledge of the Bible, I also designed a quick and easy list of questions to help them open the Bible and get familiar with finding verses, along with opening the book By This Name 

All of our guests received info on how to keep in touch with the church through the packet and two gals were quite interested in participating in a book study.   

THANK YOU for the privilege to use all of the GoodSeed materials!! It made for a wonderfully focused table with great solid materials, that I was HAPPY to share with our guests!!” 

Be a part of our vision to see God transform lives, grow churches, and reach languages! Stock up, have a block party of your own, and trust the Lord to bring fruit from your efforts.  

 

A getaway that led to an opportunity

Doug Tomlinson

Doug Tomlinson

Content Manager at GoodSeed USA
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This story comes from Tom, one of our GoodSeed USA staff members. He writes about making a connection with a passenger on a recent flight.

My wife and I recently made a trip to New Zealand to celebrate our anniversary. On our return flight to Australia, I found myself sitting next to a young man from Oman. We politely started plane conversation. You know how it goes: “Where are you going? For work or pleasure?” I discovered he was heading back to Sydney to return to university.  I remarked that I had just done some teaching in several churches around the Sydney area. He proceeded to let me know that he was Muslim. I was in prayer during this time and asking God how to guide this conversation for further spiritual benefit. Thankfully I was prepared. I had brought along a business card with a free link to the eBook for All that the Prophets have Spoken. I respectfully handed him the card, saying that it tells of the prophets of old and that he may want to know more about what they had said. I told him it is even written in Arabic, a language he also spoke. He took the card and held it between his hands for the rest of the trip. We parted ways at the end of the flight, but my prayers went with him. I pray that he would read and grasp the message of the book, that of the centricity of Jesus Christ in the Bible and all of history, and that he would in turn embrace the God of peace.

Step up to the challenge to share the gospel on planes or wherever God has you, and share with us a story of your own. Get equipped with GoodSeed business cards here : us.goodseed.com/new-release

“I’m keeping my mom-bag packed with the good news!” 

Opportunities abound to share the gospel when we take the time to talk to the people we meet in public places. The Holy Spirit works through us to reach others with the message of salvation through Christ. Kellee, a GoodSeed missionary, writes: 

“Last week I took my kids to a play area, and I struck up a conversation with another mom who was there with her children.  As we chatted, she was reading to her younger daughter and mentioned how much her daughter loves books.  I took this opportunity to give her a card with a free ebook download for “The Lamb”.  It’s a children’s book that walks you through the Bible, and gives a great explanation of the gospel. I’d been praying that God would provide a chance for me to share, and was thankful I got the chance! 

It’s easy to doubt yourself, but even if our presentation isn’t so smooth, we can trust that God is going to work far beyond our meager offerings.  I’ve decided not to let my idea of perfection interfere with my willingness to share the gospel.  So, I’m keeping my mom-bag packed with the good news!” 

This resource is available now at: http://us.goodseed.com/new-release/  

Coming soon to our other stores. 

Get equipped to share the gospel around your town!

Rideshare the Gospel

At GoodSeed, we believe God transforms lives as people understand the gospel. Our aim is to get a clear presentation of the gospel into the hands of as many people as we can. One of our missionaries, Doug, just had this opportunity. He writes:

“I recently started driving in the evenings to earn extra money for our family. The other night I was chatting with one of my passengers, and he was telling me all about a new business venture he was a part of. As he was getting out of the car, he gave me his business card. When he handed it to me, I offered him a card in return, one that has a download for a free eBook, “By This Name.” This book presents who Jesus is and what He accomplished as the central figure of the entire Bible. The rider was really excited to download the book and was happy that I’d given the card to him. I am praying that the Holy Spirit will use this resource to bring him to a clearer understanding of the gospel and with it salvation and a changed life.”

These free eBook cards will be available for all of our main resources including: The Stranger on the Road to Emmaus, All that the Prophets have Spoken, The Lamb, The Story that Matters, and What are Christmas & Easter All About. Coming soon to our US and Canada stores:  US(us.goodseed.com) Canada (ca.goodseed.com)

Join with us in handing these out to those the Lord brings into your life and expect great things!