We shed tears watching emotional movies. We’re sorrowful when we see a dog stranded on the streets. But do we have a heart heavily burdened with empathy for the lost?
September 21, 2020
When our family came to the United States back in 1989, Halloween was a big part of the American culture shock. It horrified us. We would turn off the lights on Halloween night and go to bed early. If the doorbell rang, we would ignore it, and pray that the kids dressed as demons and witches would go away.
However, one year we decided that we would let our light shine in the darkness. We purchased some candy and placed a few pieces in plastic bags along with child-friendly tracts. That night, over one hundred people came to our door and happily took gospel tracts—over one hundred people!
You can turn the tables on the enemy this Halloween. Thank you for your desire to share the gospel with the lost. I pray that many children and adults alike are saved through your faithful witnessing this Halloween.
Don’t let COVID-19 discourage you. While nothing is quite normal, kids are used to wearing masks on Halloween. We don’t know if trick-or-treaters will be at an all-time low…or, if it’ll be like the beaches here in Southern California, which have been jam-packed lately with people eager to get outside to do something active. We suggest you plan for success and get a good stock of tracts and pray for visitors (any tracts you don’t use you can give out throughout the year, or if Halloween-themed, you can leave in a holiday cupboard for next year). And of course, be sure to be sensitive to the times and consider local health ordinances.
October 31 is right around the corner; now the perfect time to prepare for your outreach. View our favorite tracts for Halloween.