We intend to accomplish this in two legs:
(i) Using the Royal Mail 'Door-to-Door' Service, we aim to put one gospel tract based on our Saviour's words in John 14:6 into every home in the country.
This means all 740,000+ residential properties will be covered – something we have never done before!
The cost for delivery alone is £39 per 1000 leaflets (provided the leaflets are under 20 grammes).
(ii) 250,000+ copies of a second tract is to be printed.
This will be different from the first, and will be given to our congregations (churches are completing Order Forms for this tract at the moment, having decided how many they will require to cover as much of their area as possible).
Rather than having Royal Mail to do 'all the work,' we thought it would be good to give our people opportunity for personal involvement. These tracts will have a space on the back that will allow each local church to advertise their own service times / special meetings / gospel mission. It may be that you will be interested in volunteering to design / print a small label to fit this space; others can assemble at the church and position the stickers, therefore ensuring greater involvement in this crusade.
Initially, the cost for 1,000,000+ had been set at £27,500.
I must pay tribute to others who had 'travelled the second mile' to cut this cost for us: two printers had offered to do the work for us at cost ... approximately £10,000.
However, I returned a phone call to a representative of the 'Every Home Crusade' last week ... and was delighted (too weak a word!) to be told that if we would be happy with Every Home Crusade helping us with our Campaign and, at the same time, fulfilling their vision to place gospel literature into every home in the province, they are willing to print all 1,000,000 tracts at absolutely no charge to us!!
We praise God for this amazing development, and would encourage our churches to consider hosting a deputation meeting for 'Every Home Crusade' as soon as practicably possible.
This immense saving will now allow us to strengthen the 'weakest' part of our Campaign at the moment – the billboards.
"Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits" (Psalm 103:1-2).