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A vinyl checkbook cover, which you can get free from just about any bank, makes an excellent “Tract Wallet” to carry your “daily dozen” tracts in your pocket or purse for quick access each time you see an opportunity to give one out. This tract wallet will allow men to always carry tracts with them in their pocket. It will allow women to always have tracts with them in their purses and keep them in good condition, even if their purses get “overstuffed” at times! Each side of the tract wallet holds 5–6 Gospel tracts. Your tract wallet is the “fishing pole” you need to “cast out” God’s Word that’s essential in catching “souls for Jesus”! If you follow Christ and others as “fishers of men”, then “go ye into all” your world both “pre-prayed” and prepared!
I have told you before in previous conversations how well your tract fits in the work we are doing at the Washington County Fair where we have what we call a Gospel Truth Booth. We are currently in the middle of that annual event. It will end Sunday night. It extends from Thursday through Sunday from 10:00AM to 11:00PM each day. Attendance at the fair runs over half a million people. Our booth is located close to the main entrance and adjacent to the food vendors. Needless to say, many people pass by our way. It is marketplace evangelism where the people come to you at the booth rather than you going to them as you would in “door-to-door” visitation. We will put out over 1000 of your tracts in four days, and they fit very nicely into the theme we have on the back wall of our booth. I normally start by introducing people to our “three doors” centerpiece which is entitled “Three things God cannot do.” That draws their attention. Door one states that “God cannot lie”; door two states that “God cannot change.” They all agree to those two statements. Then they go to door three that states “God cannot ignore sin.” From there, I will point to the backdrop banner and ask them, “How sure are you about going to Heaven? 100% sure, 75% sure, 50% sure?” I follow that up with a brief explanation of the plan of salvation and hand them one of your tracts. In four years of doing this, I have never seen one tract on the ground or in the trash. That’s because they are the ones asking for more information and the tract; we are not forcing it on them as might happen in tract distribution. We do not promote the church, although we have our address on the back. We promote Jesus Christ and His eternal gift through our blessed Lord Jesus Christ. I just thought you might be interested. Thanks for your tract. Only in Glory will we find the full impact of what you have designed.
Pastor Gil Hansen, Sr.
Mount View Baptist Temple, Tualatin, OR
We also received this note from Pastor Hansen in Tualatin, Oregon.
Here is another ministry that we use your tract exclusively for. We call it “Street Evangelism.” It is a ministry to the “homeless” in downtown Portland, Oregon. Once a month on a Saturday morning, we take our church bus to downtown Portland, which has many “homeless” people. We just want to give them sandwiches, water and coffee, and needed clothing such as socks, caps, coats, blankets, etc. It’s surprising what businesses will give in support of such a venture. We have a dentist office in Tualatin that donates tooth brushes and toothpaste, for example. A restaurant donates coffee. Most importantly, we want to give them God’s Word. That is where your tract comes in. It’s perfect for this type of ministry. I have attached a photo of our team in Portland with our cart that we transport on the bus, ready to get started. Thought you might be interested.
Sincerely for the cause of Christ,
Pastor Gil Hansen, Sr.
Mount View Baptist Temple, Tualatin, OR
For foreign missionaries wanting just 2,000 copies of our “8-Pg. No Ad Tract,” it’s usually cheaper to order these already-printed tracts from our website and have them shipped to you from the U.S. But, for foreign missionaries wanting 5,000 or more of any of our tracts, even after paying the small “Permission to Print Fee” (shown below), it’s usually much cheaper to print them in your country because you save hundreds of dollars by not having to have tracts shipped to you from the U.S.!!
Even if you feel you can’t afford to print 5,000 or more tracts, you could contact other good missionaries in your area about going in together with you to split the cost of printing a large number of tracts for each of you to use. (Example: Two missionaries could go in together to order 5,000 tracts [for 2,500 tracts each] and split the cost. Or, five missionaries could go in together to print 10,000 tracts [for 2,000 tracts each] and split the cost. Then all of you would save a lot of money by not having to pay shipping costs for having them shipped from the U.S.!) Keep in mind that the larger number of tracts you print, the cheaper the cost per tract is, and the cheaper the cost per tract is for the “Permission to Print Fee.”
Your church ad for the back page should be 350 dpi, and 2 1/4 inches wide x 3 3/4 inches high or less to fit in the blank space and leave enough margin space so it won’t look crowded. Also, it would be best to show the printer one of our printed tracts so he can see what it should look like. If you don’t already have one of our tracts, you can contact us and we will mail you one.
Five Simple Rules We Ask You to Follow:
- You are to print only the quantity of tracts which you have selected and paid the “Permission to Print Fee” for.
- For printing any tract in the future, you must first follow the same procedures on these pages again and pay the “Permission to Print Fee” for the quantity of tracts you’ve indicated you want to print.
- You are to use a professional printer who can produce the same quality glossy tract with a “roll fold.” (Choosing a printer who can print all 4 colors in only one pass through the press will save you money!)
- You are not allowed to print our tract for other missionaries unless you have followed the procedures on these pages and paid the “Permission to Print Fee” for the total number of tracts to be printed.
- Once you get your tracts back from the printer, mail 3 copies of the printed tracts to us right away so we can attach them to your last order and keep in our files. Mail to: Jim Bray, 204 Stockton Street, Shelby, NC 28150 USA
If you decide you’d like to print 5,000 or more tracts and save on shipping costs, then
- Get printing quotes from professional printers in your area for the type of tract you want by giving him the “Tract Dimensions and Specs” from the chart below.
- Add to the best price quote given you by the printer the “Permission to Print Fee” from the chart below, and the sum of the two of them will be your total cost.
- Then if you decide you’re going to print the tracts there in your area, go to the very bottom of the “Print Our Tracts Yourself” page, and click “Continue,” and that will take you to the “Printing Permission Fee” page.
- On that page, click on the quantity of tracts you want to print to get the “Printing Permission Fee” that you’ll see below in red, and then click “Add to cart.” That will take you to the “Cart” page where you’ll click on “Proceed to checkout,” which will take you to the “Checkout” page.
- On that page, you’ll (a) click on the appropriate small white circle which states how you plan to use the tracts, (b) fill in the requested information in the white fields (boxes), and (c) make sure the small white circle next to “PayPal” or “Check” has a blue dot in it (or click on the circle to place a blue dot) to indicate your method of payment. (Note that paying by “Check” will delay your receiving the print files by about a week or until your check arrives.) If paying with PayPal, click on “Proceed to PayPal,” and this will take you to the “Pay with PayPal” page.
- Then, simply simply click “Log In” and that will take you to the page where you will type in your appropriate credit card or debit card information to complete your order.
Within a day or two after receiving the payment from your card, we will be sending you the print files at the email address you’ve given. Thank you for your order. We pray that the tracts will be a blessing to you in your ministry there to reach the lost for Him.
Permission to Print Fees:
5,000 tracts = $80 (.016 ea)
10,000 = $100 (.01 ea)
15,000 = $135 (.009 ea)
20,000 = $160 ea (.008 ea)
25,000 = $195 (.0075 ea)
30,000 = $210 (.007 ea)
35,000 = $225 (.0065 ea)
50,000 = $250 (.005 ea)
75,000 = $275 (.0036 ea)
100,000 = $300 (.003 ea)
Tract Dimensions and Specs:
Paper: 80 lb. (or 60 lb.) Gloss Book
Flat Size: 238 x 140 mm
Folded Size: 80 x 140 mm
Paper: 80 lb. (or 60 lb.) Gloss Book
Flat Size: 318 x 140 mm
Folded Size: 80 x 140 mm
You have permission to copy and use this article in your publications. Please include this credit line:
Jim Bray, The Power of the Word: www.thepoweroftheword.com
Everyday, if we obey God’s “Great Commission” given to each of us, we need to be concerned about and looking for opportunities to give the gospel message to the lost all around us–at our front door, our mail box, the store, bank, gas station or wherever our daily or weekly routine takes us. While there are other good methods of personal evangelism and soul winning, there is no quicker or easier method of soulwinning than the daily distribution of Gospel tracts!
First, it is truly the quickest method of personal soulwinning because it literally takes only seconds to do, and that’s very important! Why? Sometimes, though we might have the time to sit down with someone and go through the plan of salvation with them, they don’t have the time. At other times it’s the other way around, when they have the time, but we don’t. But probably most of the time, neither they nor we have the time right then to sit down and go through the Gospel message together. Therefore, in our very busy routines in this very fast-paced world, passing out gospel tracts to people all around us is probably the very best solution to this time problem of getting the salvation message to others who are in a hurry. It only takes 10 seconds to hand someone a tract and ask them to read it, but that 10 seconds could make the difference for them between life and death, and between Heaven and Hell! (As a matter of fact, “it only takes 10 seconds” just might be an excellent theme for a soulwinning conference at your church sometime!) If we don’t carry gospel tracts with us daily wherever we go, we probably will walk right on by unsaved people without having time to give them the Gospel message or to even think about their need. So tracts can greatly help us carry out God’s “Great Commission” everyday! They’re like “little preachers” that always have the time to present the salvation message to people we meet when we’re in a hurry and don’t have the time to talk with them right then. Also, tracts are always willing to wait as long as necessary till those people who didn’t have time to listen to us before finally have the time later on to sit down and read the tracts at their convenience, and as the Holy Spirit convicts and reminds them later to read!
Second, it is truly the easiest method of personal soulwinning because any believer, even a brand new convert, can do it, even if they haven’t yet memorized the references for all the salvation verses. Even believers who tend to be shy or nervous when talking to others (especially about salvation) can very easily hand a person a tract and simply ask if they would read it. We need to have soulwinning churches today and see them grow numerically by being filled with new believers, and nothing will add new converts to churches quicker than having their members active in daily soulwinning and passing out tracts everywhere they go. Certainly, there’s no quicker or easier way for believers to witness to others and reach the most people in the least amount of time than by always carrying tracts with them and passing them out wherever they go.
Of course, we should not only obey the “Go ye” of the Great Commission, but before we “go”, we should know that we’re prepared as “fishers of men” with gospel tracts in our pockets or purses! Before we go as fishers of fish, should we be prepared by taking our pole with us? Well, of course! Then before we go as “fishers of men”, it’s even more important that we be prepared by taking our tracts with us! We wouldn’t think of being unprepared by going anywhere without our money wallet for financial reasons. Then we certainly shouldn’t think of being unprepared by going anywhere without our “tract wallet” for soulwinning reasons! Remember: “don’t leave home without it!” “Go ye” – prepared!