While daily proclaiming The Lord Jesus Christ in churches and out
in public here in
I thank my Lord for greatly blessing this “tent making” endeavor. Down thru the years, the income from license plates has purchased many Japanese Bibles and mountains of Gospel literature in the Japanese language, all of which I give out free to any Japanese soul who will take it. Also at times, I have been able to give donations to needy Japanese Christians from this income. There were cases when the Japanese Christian was in desperate financial straits. I am most thankful to my Lord that I was able to help that needy soul. I heartily thank God for this most abundant supply thru a most simple item; used license plates that get discarded.
Several of my friends in the States keep an eye out for any unneeded
or discarded license plates, gather them up when available, and just
once or so each year, send them to my Alabama address. If the Lord
leads you to do the same, I would greatly appreciate it. Without going out of
one’s way, from time to time anyone is likely to come across some such license
plates. Vehicle related businesses (such as dealers, junkers,
businesses that have a fleet of vehicles, and such)
sometimes have license plates that they are not required to return to the
issuing office and thus can “turn them loose”. Such local businesses that know
you personally would possibly save tags for you if you asked them to do so,
trusting you when you tell them the tags are to go to a missionary in
The youth groups in some churches gladly take on collecting “car
tags” for me as a mission’s project, simply staying on the lookout for unneeded
or discarded license plates available, asking the owners if they may have them,
and collecting the plates. If you, your church people, church youth, or anyone would consider
helping in this way, I would greatly appreciate it. And as the Lord leads
you, please spread the word and pass on this request of mine to anyone and
everyone that you can. I can use license plates from any
type of motor vehicle: cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, boats, and
farm or factory or construction machinery, even bicycles in cities where
bicycles are licensed. And I can use license plates from any nation
It would be simple for you to pass on this request to others by a short word of mouth and tell the person to read the details right here. So please consider spreading this word.
Each license plate is like a $5 (or more) gift to me. Just keeping an eye out daily, even if you only “find” 4 or 5 a year, those numbers quickly add up when dozens of friends find that many and send them on to me. Truly, “Little is much when God is in it.” May God help us to be diligent to not let any “little” thing go to waste that can be profitably used in our Lord’s Work.
them to: Christ Is All,
If you want to send them to us by truck (UPS),
instead of the Post Office, then please send them to Dillard Matthews,
If you want to inquire further about this, please write to our PO
address above or send an e-mail to my friend Doug in
From the bottom of my heart, I thank you so much for your kind consideration to me concerning this. May our Lord richly bless you for all you do. Also, may it result in many precious lost Japanese souls trusting in The Lord Jesus Christ.