This week we were able to find 2 new investigators. And let me tell you- it was after LONG, hot, HARD days. We had spent most of the last week walking around (we didn't have the car last week) knocking on doors and trying to contact our less actives.
|Having to carry my lunch around!|
|Taking a quick break to rest our feet!|
Another day went out and tracted around. We were just getting told to go away or just given blank stares. Many of the people we teach vary in their knowledge about Christianity- and the concept of 'proselyting' is very foreign to the Indian people. So we have to see where the people are at during each new contact to make sure we aren't way over there heads, or completely boring them with the simple information.
So an older gentleman opened the door and explained to us that he was Hindu (as was expected). We asked him about some of his beliefs and he was overjoyed to teach two little American girls about world religion. He as well as all the others are generally very respectful and open to different religious backgrounds. So after he explained the basic Hindu beliefs he started asking us question after question. It was GREAT! He was genuinely curious and was having a fun time learning more. We got onto the subject of 'afterlife' and he told us he was living alone because his wife died. I asked him if he believed he would ever see her again. He firmly said, "No. There is nothing else after this life." Then some tears came to his eyes. I shared my testimony on the eternal family and that we are together forever. Heaven wouldn't be heaven if we didn't have family there with us. He didn't deny it but he couldn't accept it. The conversation went for 40 minutes and was really refreshing. It was nice to be able to actually talk to someone about the church for an extended period of time. Another tender mercy.
|We only get the car every other week!|
|Out tracting on our bikes|
I have learned that no matter what kind of day you are having, the Lord will provide a tender mercy or blessing to you. If you look for it, and are willing to work for it, He will always come through.
Learning the area is still hard for me, I have bad directional skills, haha. But I am praying that the Lord will let me know my purpose here. And sometimes that takes a lot of prayers and sweaty hot days.
<3 Sister Golden