Day 25

Abraham “Jeff” Lincoln

April 20th, 2010

Back up the road a bit, a local pastor/auto dealer stopped me to talk. He gave me five bucks to buy lunch and wanted to give me his card, but couldn't find one on him. As his wife dug through the glovebox looking for one, he chatted with me. "So where'd you start? New York City? That's great, that's great. Now, have you accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior?" And so the sermon began.


  1. Madan says:

    I think you and Jayson might want to add a key stats section, where you count the number of chick tracks, sermons, etc.

    And if you want to rake in some cash I suggest getting rid of the reflective jacket and donning a white sheet. Change the sign to “We may never meet Jesus again” and watch the donations flow.

    • Jason Eppink says:

      Ha, that’s a funny idea!

      Matt, how do you handle these situations? Do you respond with your opinions. keep quiet, divert?

      • Madan says:

        Sorry, Jason minus the “y”, my bad

      • Matt Green says:

        This guy and the guy whose porch I waited on the other day are the only two who’ve done this so far. In both cases, it was clear that they weren’t looking for a discussion; they just wanted to preach to me. Both guys had been nice to me, so I certainly didn’t want to be rude. I answered their first question by saying I’m Jewish, then I let them say their piece, said thanks, and headed on my way.

  2. Dave says:

    That dude that drags the cross around the world has probably had $millions in potential donations. Just sayin’. Let me know if you need a hand reengineering the cart.

    Hope you make it to Ohio today buddy!

  3. Voit says:

    Well? Have you?

  4. Mary says:

    You’d think you’re “Saved” by now! Maybe you’ll be able to score an Amish quilt in Ohio!

  5. Thomas says:

    Dave reflects what I was thinking; maybe you should have fashioned a big hollow cross to hold all your stuff. A little bulky to carry perhaps, but the returns could be awesome and people wouldn’t assume you needed saving.

  6. Nigel says:

    Just wait, you’re still a few states away from the eastern edge of the “Bible Belt”! By then you might find it easier to adapt to the situation and have a few bible verses ready to spout off. Remember Doc…

  7. Jonathan says:

    I’ve accepted Jeff as my savior.

  8. Carrol Baker says:

    they are just sharing the important part of their lives, they must tell what you do is up to you but they mean only the best for you

  9. raul says:

    “Now, have you accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior?” And so the sermon began.”,………….”gotcha” no matter where you’re at they they’ll try every second they get a chance

  10. Sean says:

    Used car salesman and pastor, LOL

  11. David Vario says:

    All: Why the cynicism when people tell you about their belief in Jesus? How cruel would a man be who believed the unsaved were going to hell and yet held his tongue? What other motives could they possibly have? They will never see you again. When you are old and getting on in years, then will you examine the spiritual side more closely? Why wait to do what is wise? How do you know that what you dismiss isn’t something you need? Sure the Chick tracts are campy but the people are at least sincere. Let’s give honor where it is due. Matt, good luck on your journey. May you have many bright sunrises.

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