I Returned To The Work I Love
I stopped doing the work I love even though it is a command from above. " I can't let people see me like this, I think they would be repulsed by it" was my big excuse. I finally realized I was only hurting myself and others who missed me.
Jesus said to his disciples, "Yes, the harvest is great, but the workers are few. Therefore, beg the Master of the harvest to send out workers into the field." He told them, "He that listens to you, listens to me (too). And he that disregards you disregards me too. Moreover, he that disregards me disregards also him that sent me forth." v 16.
I told myself, "Maybe I can still do it." After all, I know that I am an oddity, with Tardive dyskinesia, (uncontrollable muscle movements) . Some people just might be curious.
The first door I had to conquer, was joining about 12 of my spiritual sisters and brothers. I greeted them with, "Hi, my name is Abbey Normal," which caused a few chuckles. I wanted to sit in the back row, but I saw a spider on the wall. No way was I going to sit down and get bit on the rear. Larry asked if someone wanted to get it. Nancy volunteered to smash it with her shoe. So anyway it started off with a little humor. At exactly 9:30 a.m. the field service director started asking questions about the new September AWAKE titled " DOOMSDAY Fact - Fiction and Fantasy." I gave one answer, "I think the last part of Revelation 11: 18 fits in nicely with this subject." Then Cindy said that she had learned in Pioneer School how to add a question to that sc
Dona had a territory card. What is that you might wonder? Every area is broken up into territories, and each congregation has their own territory, so that we will be better organized. If a person tells us they don't want us to call on them, their address will be put on the back of the card, so we won't bother them. So with that in mind, we drove to our territory and Dona told us we have to cover the NOT AT HOMES , and we stopped by the first house. Dona and her husband went to that door. I had read the memory aid, but I didn't think I would have a chance to try it.
Then I looked up and saw a young man walking towards us and I noticed the religious necklace he wore. I lowered the window and prayed for what to say to him. "Excuse me sir, do you like to read the Bible?" He said he started reading it every day and he was now in Exodus. I said that's good to hear, and I have a favorite sc
Then he said, "I have a favorite sc
I went to one other door, but that man said he wasn't interested. "Well have a good day." Dona and Jerry have been calling on their son and his family. Her son told her that he had met his first test of having a friend tempt him with Marijuana. He pulled out a picture of his baby son and told him. "This is what gets me high now, and I don't ever want to smoke it again. .
I won't be boring you about any further service days, but I'm back where I belong. As you have already guessed, I am one of Jehovah's Witnesses. I was baptized on July 4, 1976, so I am an old hand at this work., even though my right hand is ruined. But I am assured at Luke 6 : 6, that someday Jesus will be fixing it , as well as all the ills of mankind.