Share the Gospel Like a Twelve Year Old

A couple of years ago, my 7th and 8th grade sons had to take the standardized state tests for their grade levels. Because I home school them, I took them to the testing facility where they were grouped with other home schoolers their age.

My 7th grade son, Jacob, came home the first day and mentioned that a couple of the kids had picked on him a little, especially a girl his age who made fun of him. She also told him she was an atheist. She continued to tease him for the next two days.

In the car on the way to their last day of testing, Jacob was sitting in the back seat and saw my supply of tracts sticking out of my purse. He asked me if he could have a couple of them. I was so proud. I thought maybe he would leave one in the restroom or on a bench as he’s seen me do before. I told him he was welcome to them.

When I returned to pick them up that afternoon, Jacob told me what he had done with the tracts. He put one at the work station of the atheist girl who had been teasing him. When she found it, she tore it up in Jacob’s face. So he gave her the second one. She tore that one up too and told him that if he ever gave her anything else about Jesus she would “kill him.”

Ladies, I share this story with you, not to brag on my son, but to encourage you. If a twelve year old child can share the gospel with someone so hostile, you can do it too! Share Christ with your friends and family, your neighbors, people you run into at the store. Get yourself some tracts and hand them to cashiers, wait staff, clerks, anyone you come in contact with. Or at least leave them behind when you go somewhere- the library, restaurants, the doctor’s office, etc.

We have a commission from our King to take the gospel to a lost and dying world. Let’s get out there and do it! Here are some resources that can help:

Bezeugen Tract Club– Get a free supply of tracts every month, and follow Bezeugen’s social media pages for fun “tracting” challenges.

Living Waters– Ray Comfort’s phenomenal witnessing ministry offers courses in biblical evangelism, eye-catching tracts, witnessing and apologetics videos, and more!

Wretched– Listen in to Witness Wednesday every week as Todd Friel goes out and about to share the gospel, and participate in The Biggest Project or The Big Toe Challenge.

6 thoughts on “Share the Gospel Like a Twelve Year Old”

  1. Ladies, I can testify that Michelle does this. I saw her leave a tract on the table of a restaurant we visited while she was here for our ladies conference. It inspired me to order some free ones which came in last week. I had my Pastor Husband check them to be sure they were doctrinally sound. I left my first one a week ago in a restaurant to the server who was the only server there that day (along with a good tip). I gave my second one out yesterday to a man we visited who were told is an unbeliever but says he is but doesn’t like church.
    My point is that if we can do it, any of you can. Michelle and I are both introverts so tracts are an excellent way to share the gospel for us. They plant that seed of the gospel that a person can read again and again if they want.

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  2. That is awesome! I’m so sad though for that girl😢😢😢😢. She’s an atheist? At 12??
    Just hurts my heart more than I can say:-(.

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  3. Michelle, Please share with your son that after a very long day at my job, this post was such a blessing to read. I pray for all my co-workers and clients (patients) as I know many of them consider ‘everyone’ to be a Christian except for the very evil people of the world.
    I am ‘tolerated’ but considered to be naïve to “the world” even though I have shared what God saved me from; from a sinful past and how I am forever grateful for every day and so I desire to be pure for Him. I homeschooled three children and sadly all of them along with the man I married have chosen the ‘wide gate’. 😦
    May your son never lose the desire to be Christ’s disciple. I am praying for him and your family to continue to defend the faith. ❤


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