Imagine my surprise when I recently bumped into a missionary who was wearing one of the Plan of Happiness shirts. He was playing sports with some local members of the church and some guys they've been teaching. He said his mom in California had found it online and just had to send him one.
It was a thrill for me to see this little thing I created go out in the world and come full circle back to Houston. And it didn’t even go though Utah!
But I know it’s circulating in Utah too. An old friend who used to live in Houston noted on Facebook this week that while traveling by train from Salt Lake City to Provo he saw someone board the train wearing one of the shirts. I think that’s so cool!
Obviously, if people buy shirts, they’re going to wear them, but the little kid in me just gets so excited to see and hear of people boldly going out with this message.
And that’s really the whole point – to have a way to quietly, subtly share the gospel of Jesus Christ. When people see the graphic and ask about it, an opportunity arises to explain that life has a purpose, that God loves His children and wants us to return to Him. It’s a chance to bear testimony of simple, life-altering truths.
So, have you worn your shirt out in public? What kind of response did you get? Tell us your story in the comments below or on Facebook.