Short a few presents for Christmas?
You might consider salvation in a box.
Brian Andujar, a member of Ladonia Baptist Church in Alabama, is marketing the Salvation Box, a light cardboard box that opens up into multiple pages. “It’s a personal letter to you from Jesus,” said Andujar. “We’re trying to spread the word of salvation; this is the most important message in the world.”
The idea for the box began to take shape about five years ago, with the man who would develop and patent the product. Chuck King, who lives near Jasper, Ga., went through a few personal tragedies within a short period of time: his foot had to be amputated after a construction accident, his mother died and about eight months ago someone sent him a video from a news piece in Illinois. The video shows a woman being strip-searched by several officers after calling 911.
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“I couldn’t take it; it tore me up,” said King. “I was very angry about it. How could they do that? They destroyed that woman in 10 minutes. And then the Lord told me, ‘Chuck, unless you touch their soul, you can’t help them.’ “ King felt led to write the letter that eventually became printed as the salvation box.
It took King two months to perfect the letter.
“Once you read it, you have been preached the gospel,” King said.
King and Andujar became acquainted about two years ago through home-based businesses. Andujar is the main marketer in Georgia for the box. A woman in Ohio is also helping spread the word, King said.
Two lines at the end of the letter are for the reader to sign — if he has prayed to convert, and for when he becomes baptized into the faith.
“The focus is on the Lord and the Lord only,” King said.
In this region, Andujar is trying to raise money to mass-produce the box. He also envisions every member of every church acquiring 10 boxes to hand out or mail. “Imagine the explosion of this. This is a revival tool,” Andujar said. “We’ll do whatever it takes to spread the Word.” In this area, the Rev. Jimmy Blanton, director of the Columbus Baptist Association, has endorsed it.
Participating churches will receive 10 percent of proceeds from boxes sold, Andujar said.
King believes if more people take the box’s message seriously — those who are already Christian and those newly converted — then current problems like the recession will take care of themselves.
“America is going down very rapidly,” said King. “It’s sin, that’s it.”
For more information, including ways to order the box, see Brianandujar.com. Or call 706-888-5243.