Grace Baptist Tabernacle Tract Ministry Update April, 2018
To: Pastor Jeffrey A. Carter
From: Sister Delilah Cox Samples
The Grace Baptist Tabernacle Tract Ministry maintains two tract racks within the church and distributes Spanish and English tracts bi-monthly at a second location. The 2 Clean Laundromat located at 5100 Dodds Avenue is the second location. We distribute approximately 3,000 tracts a year within the church and encourage church members to distribute tracts at other locations in the city such as at Wal-Mart, hospitals, shopping malls, and on special holidays. We maintain tracts to be given out for Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Veterans’ Holidays, Easter, and Valentine’s Day. The majority of our tracts deal with salvation, but there are also tracts available on Sunday School attendance, Church attendance, bereavement, baptism as well as on theological issues such as the Rapture, The second coming of Christ, and Hell. We order tracts which are written specifically for adults, teenagers, and young children.
In 2017, we gave approximately 2,000 tracts to our Missionary Doris Olorunlowo and her son, Gabriel, to take back to Nigeria on May, 2017. This was an assortment of the tracts mentioned above as well as tracts on how to witness to Jewish people, Mormons, and Jehovah Witnesses. Also in 2017, Grace donated $200.00 to the Fellowship Tract League which gives us tracts free of charge.
Our outreach at the 2 Clean Laundromat located at 5100 Dodds Avenue was started with the approval of Pastor Carter on September of 2017. Fernando and Monica Calderon who maintain the Laundromat requested that I give them tracts for the tract rack which they supplied and set up themselves. I fill the rack up with about 48 tracts monthly which are labeled with our church address and the standard Grace Baptist Tract with our pastor’s picture is also displayed. Eighty percent of the tracts are in Spanish and cover the same topic areas mentioned above. Monica mentioned to me on 3/19/2018 that the number of Spanish customers has increased since we started putting out our Gospel tracts. I pray that we will continue to be able to supply tracts at this location. Glory be to God, the Father, for all of His provisions.
In addition to having a large assortment of Spanish tracts for distribution at our Dodds Avenue location, we have a small number of tracts in German, Hindu, Chinese, Chinese Simple, Arabic, Philippine, Japanese, and Vietnamese (about ten to fifteen each). Grace members need to ask me to special order tracts in these languages or the languages that they want to reach out to in order to give others the Gospel in their own tongue or language.
It is my prayer that more of our members will avail themselves of this important resource. Except for one tract (“Vote for Jesus” which is NKJV) all of our tracts use only KJV scripture, and I read each one before I order the tract.
Our current need through the end of the fiscal year
ending on December 2018 is for:
- Salvation tracts for Children and youth in Spanish and English.
- “Baptism My Next Step” Tract from PARTNERS In Ministry.
- Halloween tracts in Spanish and English.
- “What Is The GOSPEL?” from Good News Tracts.
- Words of Comfort Booklet (Author: Pastor James Sanders) booklet on bereavement.
We have tracts for all other occasions. Thank you and all of Grace Baptist Tabernacle for your support and your prayers. May Jesus continue to direct our paths and this ministry.