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By: Jim Cottrill on: December 15, 2014
Story Type: Story    

Chalo's 1922 Model T Ford

 

One of our team members, Chalo, lives in the city of Puebla, the fourth largest city in Mexico. He owns two antique cars, one of which is a 1922 Model T Ford.

Chalo and his wife Beth are church planters. So Chalo not only has a Model T, he has a tract to go along with it. The tract tells people about the car, about Henry Ford, and invites them to give Chalo a call so that he can give them a free ride. Oh, and he can also tell them how God has made a difference in his life. The tract also includes a simple explanation of the gospel.

As the car cruises down the street (and it can actually go pretty fast — about 72km or 45mi per hour), peoples’ faces light up. People point, and conversations start.

As we drove behind Chalo the other day, he started talking to someone in the car next to him at a stop light. The person was interested in his car — and so, of course, they got a free pamphlet!

Once a week Chalo goes down to the main square of Puebla, parks his Model T, and hangs out. Conversations start. And in the end — many, many, many people have come to know the Lord.

What do you like to do? What are your interests? God is everywhere – He might even be sitting next to you in an antique car!

At the moment I have a few more pictures of the car right here.

Jim and Shari Cottrill live with their daughter Hannah and son Nathanael in Mexico City, Mexico. You can find out more about them here. The original article was posted on their blog.

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