ACTS 16:9,10: And during the night a vision appeared to Paul: a certain Mac‧e‧do′ni‧an man was standing and entreating him and saying: “Step over into Mac‧e‧do′ni‧a and help us.” Now as soon as he had seen the vision, we sought to go forth into Mac‧e‧do′ni‧a, drawing the conclusion that God had summoned us to declare the good news to them.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Little Miss Sunshine

   I can't stand those people. You know the type. They are ultra-positive about everything. They always see the glass as half-full, always see the good in a situation. You know, those people. They make me sick! Never, never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that my own daughter, my dearest Danielle would become a Pollyanna. Why do I say that? Let me explain...
   I have to go back to late last summer when we were working in the centro of Guasave. There is a little shopping plaza there and Dani contacted a man who runs a store in the plaza. He expressed some interest and going back to last summer she has been trying to reach him but without success. About a month and a half ago she began asking me to accompany her to make a return visit. I was hesitant to go, I viewed it as a waste of time because we went often and never found him. Danielle however was determined to go. You have to understand; Guasave is not a big city but this return visit  happens to be smack dab in the centro where there is no parking. We would go, drive around for ten minutes trying to find a parking space, find one 7 or 8 blocks away, walk there in 90 degree heat, climb the stairs to the second floor only to find out "no, he is not here right now" Aggghhhh! It would drive me nuts!
   So, early in the Memorial invitation campaign, Dani tells me she is going to ask Br. Montoya to accompany her(much to my joy) to call on *Alan, as I had a bible study scheduled for the same time and would not be able to accompany her. Long story short they find him and not only is she able to have a good conversation with him but she starts a study with his 15 year old daughter while she is there! I can't stand those people!
   Another experience this past Saturday, our family was in a car group with Tonya and Barbara two pioneer needgreaters in the congregation. Suffice it to say that we were all having a not good morning due to some confusion getting the group organized. Well all except one that is. When we finally got to the territory (45 minutes after the meeting for service!) we were a bit deflated and thinking " should we go do calls?" "Maybe we'll find somebody, let's just go " says Pollyanna. And of course she did! She had a great conversation with a man who is a teacher and his daughter. She was able to place magazines with the daughter and show her the website. I can't stand those people! 
   Recently our family was having a conversation about our ministry and Danielle said she has been praying and asking to have the opportunity to talk to more people and for studies. She has been aglow these past few weeks, finding interest and starting studies right and left! She is enjoying her ministry right now and is so positive about it, it is a bit infectious. My daughter, a regular Pollyanna. You know what? I could not be more proud of her!

Little Miss Sunshine

1 comment:

  1. I've meaning to comment on this.. I loved this post. :) Danielle is doing an excellent job ..and so are you two! How encouraging to read this. It helps me to value the results of putting forth more effort to contact people we've formally talked to and not give up on them. Consistency w/ RVs is a tough one for me.. But this post just reminded to work harder and pray to Jehovah about it. I can only imagine the joy you all are experiencing as a family and individually dedicating all of your time and energies to serving out of the country. I can't wait to experience that!
    Thanks for all of your encouraging posts! They are greatly appreciated!


    Tiera C. ( VA, USA)


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