As Christian business owner, I have always fought with how to put my faith into action at work. I own a restaurant and have the opportunity to talk to thousands of people as they walk in and out of my doors. I wasn’t until Ryan Rempel, director of Give the Word, challenged me to give away Bibles to my customers that everything changed. He came and met with me one day to give me an update on their ministry and said “why don’t I give you a supply of New Testaments to give away and people can take one home with them if they like”. I fought with the decision to be so bold, but decided that this was a perfect opportunity to make a faith statement. The next day Ryan brought me a full case of bibles with a small stand to put them in. My first thought after putting the bibles out there was concern for my customer base, that this would make people uncomfortable and that nobody would want to take one home. I couldn’t have been more wrong. I can’t even tell you how many Bibles I have gone through, and when I’m out of stock I just give Ryan a call and he brings me more. I remember one lady asking if she could please have a Bible of her own. I said absolutely, and she was so thankful. About an hour later, she came back and brought a few more people with her and asked if it was ok if she could take one for each of her friends as well. I don’t think that these people were saved, but I have a feeling they might be now. They were so open to receiving a Bible. I have had many other opportunities to share my faith with people, and it’s all because of the Bibles that are made available.
I want to challenge other business owners to do the same thing. Be bold and don’t worry about what people might think. Not everybody liked Jesus either, in fact He was hated by most, but did that stop Him? Make the Bible available, you’ll be surprised by the opportunities you will have to share your faith.
God is always prepared to give us opportunities to share our faith and these Bibles pave the way for acting on those opportunities. Thank you to Give the Word for challenging me to give out the most important tool we have in reaching people for Jesus, The Bible.