I made a goal to do at least one personal servant evangelism project a month in 2007 (in addition to the monthly ones VCW does). This stuff has to come out of overflow so I want it to be a habit for me too in my ordinary day-to-day life.
My first experiment starts today. I’d called the manager of my local Starbucks. (He knew me already.) I told him our church likes to do out-of-the-box community service projects thinking people have heard enough words about the love of God but don’t get to see it in action much. He already knew of some of the projects we’d done.
I asked him if I could put $50 on a gift card and leave it for the baristas to randomly buy people’s orders. And I asked him if they’d hand the person a VCW connection card. The card says “This is a practical way for us to say that God loves you” and gives our information.
He was totally open to it!
So I bought it today. I explained to the lead barista (who I know too!) what the manager and I had discussed. “Basically you get to randomly bless people throughout the day!” She seems excited.
Please join me in praying that this will be a powerful way to shine God’s love into the lives of lots of people!
I’ll let you know how it goes!
[Update, 1/24: People have been blessed. But they found out they weren’t allowed to give out the cards inside the store. So they stopped until they could talk to me. I told them “go for it anyway.” They’d be happy to say the order is paid by the Vineyard Church of Waterville.]