Harold Scott, a 72-year-old trucker in Green Bay, Wisconsin, is going throughout his home state buying one billboard after another with messages to get people to accept Jesus Christ and turn their lives over to Him.
So far, the messages have appeared in Appleton, Oshkosh, Two Rivers and other locations throughout the state, and even a few outside of Wisconsin.
Scott doesn't stand in the pulpit preaching. Instead he has spent $600,000 of his own money to share the word.
The Christian trucker says that the devil has controlled the minds of too many people, and that he wants to help out.
He tells the Appleton "Post-Crescent:"
“The devil has got people mesmerized. This country needs some hope, and the only hope they can get is in the Lord Jesus Christ. I pray and hope the signs of glory to God and Jesus will help save people from the sins of the world. The end of the world is being played out before our eyes.”
On his website, Scott says, “The Bible is the word of God; make no mistake about the Bible. We have to keep the signs for God and Jesus Christ up to warn people of the coming peril, no matter what the cost. This warning is a matter of life and death.”
This is Scott's way of being active in evangelism.
At times, Scott’s billboards have simple paraphrased messages, such as:
- “Jesus Christ died for the sins of the world.”
- “Life is nothing without God.”
- “My God, I repent for my sins against you and my fellow man.”
Other signs provide scripture directly, such as “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved” from Acts 16:30.
Scott says he will continue to buy billboards for as long as he can, and he would like to pursue other endeavors on a national scale, but funds do not allow him to do so at this time. However, he would like to see others also become active in sharing their faith in whatever way possible.
You might not be purchasing billboards, but there are other ways to evangelize. What do you do in the form of evangelism?