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 jw.org 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!
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