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Discussion in 'Forum for Polls' started by SaggyWoman, May 12, 2005.
Did you put an I FOUND IT sticker on your car?
No, but I had a "Praise the Lord" bumper sticker.
Come On! Surely I'm not the only one who had a I Found IT sticker on my car. Wasn't it in the late 70's?
WallyGator, you're not.
My older sister (14 years older than I) had one on her car. This was in April of 1976. I know the date because I have a photo from then and it shows her car in the background with one.
There were also 'I found it' buttons to pin on your lapel (she had one of those too).
She and my mother we're the only two people in my family (at the time) who were Christians.
Some of the non-Christians where I lived at the time started putting "I Lost It" bumper stickers on their car. That campaign united a number of evangelical churches to reach the community. It had a profound affect on both the Christians and community.
Where did the bumper sticker I FOUND IT originate?
I think it was with through Campus Crusade for Christ.
"I Found It" was a Christian evangelical campaign (I think the Graham Ministries sponsored it, but whoever wrote Campus Crusade for Christ could be accurate.) The idea was that the phrase, "I found it," would prompt people to ask you what you found, and then you could tell them about the peace and joy you have found in Christ.
Some people thought i was griping about
my car. I hadn't bought it, I FOUND IT
I know it was promoted heavily through the SBC churches. In the Houston area, I Never Lost It Bumper Stickers became quite popular to answer the I Found It Sticker.
Well if it was in the 70s no wonder I had not heard of it....
I had 3 small children in the 70's. I don't remember much other than cloth diapers on the clothes line from the 70's.
I was thinking it came from the PTL or the 700 club...
I can't find it and don't remember ever seeing it but I did find THIS.
Not one of the SBC churches participated where I lived. They have never been evangelistic.
SBC churches where I have been a member have ALWAYS been evangelistic, but I sure don't remember those bumper stickers... but then we don't put bumper stickers on our cars.
Maybe 'I forgot it'.
"Never heard of it!"
Seriously, this thread is the first time I've ever heard of such a bumper sticker.
Wow. All of the SBC churches I have been in have been evangelistic.
I can't keep the various evangelical programs straight anymore. I do remember the "I Found It" program though. And I remember the "I never lost it," things too.
Well, I'm old enough, but this is the first time I've ever heard of such a bumper sticker. Like Diane, I must have been busy. We didn't put bumper stickers on our cars either, but I don't remember ever seeing one on any car.
Yes. The "I Found It" program was many years ago (70's?). They went from city to city and put up billboards around town with just that slogan - nothing else - to stir curiousity. Church folk were given the bumper stickers for the same purpose. The answer to "Found What?" of course was salvation in Jesus Christ. I believe Campus Crusade organized it, because we used their materials to do "community religous surveys" to talk with people on the phone in calling centers and door-to-door work. It started out with "Have you seen the billboards?" "What do you think it's about?" "Do you attend worship?" and then proceeded to the gospel using the "Four Spiritual Laws" booklet. They added a local phone number to the billboards later, where people could call like a hotline and ask for "more information" about what it was all about. My mom worked that hotline, and saw many come to the Lord. I made calls from the outgoing call center and did door-to-door.
Interesting side note - some Jewish groups got offended at the "sneaky" proseletizing, and responded with bumper stickers that read, "I never lost it." Sad. More like it would have been "I don't get it."