For our church Harvest Festival I bought over 250 tracts. These were my favorite because they are higher quality paper, are very simple and colorful, are easy to follow and have a unique interactive aspect in the unfolding of the cross like a puzzle.
I love this product. It is an easy way to walk kids though the gospel message. The pictures are colorful and you can see the anticipation as you unfold each section. They are also excited to see that when it is completely unfolded, it is a cross. I always try to have a couple with me.
A second grade boy attended our church AWANA Club for the first time. I opened my Bible to coach him in memorizing a Bible verse.He said, "I don't have a Bible. My mom doesn't have a Bible either. I'd like to have a Bible."I said, "Work on learning this verse, and I'll be back." I got a brand new Bible from the church information counter and gave it to him.He looked so amazed.Then I thought of using the opportunity as a teaching moment. I asked him, "Why do you think I gave you that Bible?""Because I'm learning this. He pointed to the verse."No. That's good, but that's not why I gave you a free gift. Why did I do that?""Because I did what you told me to?""Not really. I gave you something free. Why do you think I gave you a free Bible?"He thought some more and then had an epiphany: "Because I wanted it?""Yes! And that's what God does too--He gives us the free gift of eternal life just because we want it."Then I used the "Cross Talk" pamphlet to explain eternal life and why we need it. He read the Scripture references like this: John three dot dot sixteen.At the end He wanted to talk to God right away. He said: "God, can I have the free gift and go to heaven when I die and not have my sins anymore?"Epiphany!The Greek word for giving light.