At a recent Northwest Oklahoma District NMI convention we welcomed each new pastor with a sack full of little gifts. Even with all the items listed below, the total cost per sack (including the sack) was less than $10. Almost all the items were purchased in a grocery store and at Wal-Mart. The darts were purchased in a sporting goods store. The bi-lingual stickers were left-overs from a Work and Witness promotion.
Only a couple of the items listed below relate to specifically to Oklahoma. With very little adaptation, this idea could be used on any district.
Welcome to our district
- Wal-Mart Smiley face car aerial ball with cowboy hat
Welcome to Oklahoma
- Big Red brand gum
Oklahoma is famous for its college football. One nickname for the OU team is "Big Red."
- God First - Primero Dios sticker
Rev. 7:9: "I looked and saw a great crowd no man could number from every tribe, people, tongue and language . . ."
Aim high with your local missions goals. And remember, there are still people groups on this globe which no one has yet targeted.
- Package of Lifesavers
Jesus said, "Whoever wants to save his life will lost it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it."
- Extra brand gum
All World Evangelism Fund overpayments go to open new fields.
- Strip of 35 mm film
Pray for the JESUS film and the followup on new converts
- Automotive fuse
Sometimes leaders get discouraged, even frustrated. So, when you blow your fuse, here's a replacement.
- Planters brand nuts or sunflower seeds
We're planting churches among every people group.
- Island Twists Kool-Aid
A reminder of our work in the South Pacific and in the Caribbean
- Yeast packet
Jesus said, "I am the bread of life."
- Small candle
Jesus said, "You are the light of the world."
- Fake $100 bill
Be 100% in participating in world mission emphases and offerings
- Tombstone brand beef stick
A reminder of all those people going out into eternity every day
- One Ferrero Rocher chocolate
A reminder of our work in Italy and other chocolate producing countries
- Packet of Good Earth China Black tea
A reminder of our work in Asia
- Abra-CaBubble bubble gum
A reminder of all those spirit worshipers who hope to keep evil spirits appeased by using incantations such as "Abracadabra"
Howard Culbertson, 5901 NW 81st, Oklahoma
City, OK 73132 | Phone: 405-740-4149 - Fax:
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