I'm shy, so I don't usually talk to people about Jesus and the Bible unless they initiate the conversation, although I did go “door knocking” (soul winning) each week with people from my church when I first got saved. Some people are excellent soul winners and have personally “won” many souls. I've only won a few, but I remember each one, and whenever they asked Jesus to come into their heart and save them, I was so happy!
Here are some (not all) examples of my soul-winning experiences:
-- The pastor let us hand out my "mansion" tract when we went soul winning. One week, I was able to explain the gospel to three friends (teen boys) we met while walking down the street, and I had the privilege of leading all of them to the Lord. We also knocked on the door of a Methodist lady, and when I asked if she would like to go to heaven when she dies, she said yes and immediately pulled me into her house so I could tell her how to be saved.
-- I also used to talk to a young Jewish boy (Charlie) who lived across the street from me. He said he had frequent nightmares. We talked about Jesus and the Bible, and he got saved, and afterwards, he said he didn’t have nightmares anymore.
-- This happened long ago, so I don't remember how or where I met Liza (another young person from my neighborhood), whose parents were deaf. After she got saved, she started bringing some of her girlfriends to my house so I could tell them how to be saved, too. The pastor of the church I was attending at the time said we needed to be in church whenever the doors were open. Unfortunately, the last time I saw Liza, she had brought her friend to me just as I was getting in the car to go to church, and I said I couldn't talk to her right then because I was late. She stopped coming over after that, and I've regretted my decision ever since then, because I had put “church” above “salvation”--and we know what's more important in God’s eyes.
Lately, I've preferred to rely on the written word rather than on personal soul winning.
-- When I wrote my “mansion” tract, I sent copies to all of my family members, relatives, friends, and word processing customers. (I used to do typing at home.) Soon after that, I received a letter from the principal of my grade school (who was age 90+ at the time), saying that she had followed the “path” (to salvation, as referred to in my tract), so I assume she got saved. In addition, my father-in-law (a Catholic) told me he was a born-again Christian.
-- Last December, when we gave Christmas cards to the mailman and maintenance workers at our apartment complex and sent one to the newspaper delivery guy, I enclosed my “salvation” and “testimony” tracts in the envelopes along with some money and wrote something similar to this on each card: “I thought you might like to read the gospel tracts that I wrote.” The men are still friendly to me, so I'm hoping that some (if not all) of them got saved.
-- Recently, I made some business cards that tell about my website (www.mansioninheaven.com
) and invite people to visit. Usually, I enclose them in the envelopes when I pay our bills. The same thing can be done with gospel tracts.
If you want to witness to others, there are some good ideas on the Chick website. Here's the link: http://www.chick.com/cartoons/witness.asp