I was watching an old episode of American Pickers where they visited an Appalachian Folk Art Museum.
One of the pieces they came across were corked bottles with salvation tracts in them from a guy named Harrison Mayes.
Apparently Mayes dedicated his life to the Lord’s service when he got trapped in a coal mine. If the Lord would get him out, he would serve the Lord the rest of his life.
The Lord did. So, Harrison did.
One of his preferred means of serving the Lord was to do various pieces of folk art with messages like, “Jesus is coming soon” and “Prepare to Meet God.”
Many of these pieces of art still stand today.
His goal was to put some of these pieces of art on the moon and various other planets. One of the most unique pieces is this bike:
Unfortunately, Harrison never got to ride his bike on the moon or any other planet besides earth.
Here is a link to a guy who has done much research on Harrison.
Here is a link to his flicker page with various Harrison sites around the country.
Although I can’t say I’d take up that form of evangelism, it is quirky and somehow cool! A man with a plan, even if the plan was a tad kooky.
What are your thoughts on such means of evangelism?