Tract Bombing!

   Hong Kong missionaries continue what they call "tract bombing" even after the city is now officially part of China. Their "blitz" technique includes a quick dash up the outside stairs of squalid hi-rise tenements leaving tracts in mail boxes or on door knobs; a quick "drop" in the seat of an unoccupied police vehicle; deftly flinging one into the basket of a bicycle as it passes, etc. Open windows of passing buses are another favorite target, or if they are on the bus, a few tracts tossed out the windows to people waiting at the bus stop. The missionary describes one trip: "Ducking under dripping laundry, stepping over rusted bikes, in the twisted, tiny labyrinth of old neighborhoods where chickens cackle and truck horns fill the air.

    I must find a doorway or stairs to get up into 15-20 apartments. I must be invisible. I see so many police and soldiers, its unreal. Suspicious people give you the eye. These are muddy, filthy places.

    Walking for miles, placing dozens and dozens of tracts, rejoicing. Got into a renowned school, blitzing teacher's and student's desks, in the hallways, and bathrooms, unseen. Suddenly, a guard! I got away fast!"

The names of the missionaries have been omitted to avoid local retaliation. Pray for their safety.

[Taken from Battle Cry magazine, Sept\Oct 1998]

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