Luezette

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  1. Don't y'all feel so secure being a servant of Jehovah? Although at times we may have problems that may make us feel like we're drowning in them, don't thinking about Jehovah make us feel secure in spite of our anxieties? 

    The world will never understand it.

  2. I was just thinking how wonderful and loving Jehovah is and has been to me through the years. You see, I've hurt him terribly some years back, asked his forgiveness and he has given it to me and then some.And I truly don't deserve it nor ever will. At times I l can still hardly believe it! Take last night for instance. There I was, in my heart just a thinking some petty things in my heart about a particular brother in my congregation some time before I left for the meeting. Some time during the meeting, what happened? The same brother asked me how I was doing. I told him. Then he said "how are you really doing?" Then he began encouraging me with loving words. Only Jehovah could have made that happen, I know. THE SAME BROTHER! UNBELIEVABLE! But I'm not stupid. Oh no. You can believe I'll watch my thoughts in the future. It's like Romans 11:33 says (I'm laying down without my Bible, so this is kinda paraphrased): "O The depth of God's riches. How unsearchable his judgments are..."
  3. Yesterday at a mall during service, a sister and I were promptly asked us to get up. Why? Because, according to the security guard, we were sitting for more than 15 minutes. He said he (they?) were watching us. Further, he said that the seats were for shoppers who are allowed 15 minutes to sit, that "it's a new thing." 

    So without any ruckus of course, we got up and went our way. The reason we go to the mall is for heat during the winter, and coolness during the summer. A lot of us (mostly pioneers) want and need to stay out longer after the group is finished. I, for one, cannot be out and walk in the cold and heat. 

    I do have a problem though with the "15 minutes" sitting even for the shoppers. We've witnessed many older, elderly shoppers who actually need to sit linger. They're in company with younger ones, where they wait for the younger ones to leave the stores. Some are just completely tired. Some may say the older, elderly ones should just stay home, but why should they? 

    Anyway, we friends will just have to find another way to stay out longer that's all. It looks like I'll have to start spending money on stamps, and improve in telephone witnessing when the days are just too hot or too cold.

    Who knows? They might even start preventing from coming inside if they feel we're not shopping. But I still love Targets and BestBuy. Lol.

    1. Old

      Old

      I have not seen a mall where we were allowed pracitce our ministry. Malls being private propery get to set their own rule and most exclude proselytizing in any form. What form of service were you involved in?

      I agree the 15 minute rule for shoppers is overboard.

      Maybe you should check with management on the 15 minute rule, you would not need to mention service at all. No reason to wave a red flag.

    2. Luezette

      Luezette

      We'll just sit and offer literature/ talk to those passing by and sit next to us.

      And though the thought of who owns it has never occurred to me, I didn't know it was private property. Thank you for that.

      There's a hotel in the downtown area where they don't mind us using the bathroom. However, they don't want us preaching inside. So we don't. As we approach, we just put our literature away before we enter.

      As far as you saying to speak with management, I found that interesting seeing tonight a brother mentioned the same thing to me tonight. So I will. 

      Thanks.

       

  4. Yesterday at a mall during service, a sister and I were promptly asked us to get up. Why? Because, according to the security guard, we were sitting for more than 15 minutes. He said he (they?) were watching us. Further, he said that the seats were for shoppers who are allowed 15 minutes to sit, that "it's a new thing." 

    So without any ruckus of course, we got up and went our way. The reason we go to the mall is for heat during the winter, and coolness during the summer. A lot of us (mostly pioneers) want and need to stay out longer after the group is finished. I, for one, cannot be out and walk in the cold and heat. 

    I do have a problem though with the "15 minutes" sitting even for the shoppers. We've witnessed many older, elderly shoppers who actually need to sit linger. They're in company with younger ones, where they wait for the younger ones to leave the stores. Some are just completely tired. Some may say the older, elderly ones should just stay home, but why should they? 

    Anyway, we friends will just have to find another way to stay out longer that's all. It looks like I'll have to start spending money on stamps, and improve in telephone witnessing when the days are just too hot or too cold.

    Who knows? They might even start preventing from coming inside if they feel we're not shopping. But I still love Targets and BestBuy. Lol.

    1. Luezette

      Luezette

      Sorry about the double posting. I seem to be doing this quite often eh? I'll work on it. 

    2. Brenda

      Brenda

      Is there a few different places you could sit in the mall.  I don't know how big the mall is...but mine has 2 floors and 3 wings.  Each area has multiple benches or sitting areas.  Could you move from one location to the other?  You could move every 15 minutes. Could you also walk in with a local shop bag...so they think you've been shopping?  Just thinking about your situation.  I haven't tried witnessing at the mall...I may have to try that when it gets really hot here...which is any time now.

    3. Luezette

      Luezette

      It has 2 floors, and if by wings you're referring to areas of various stores, I can't even count them. but as far as benches or sitting areas there are only 4. That's right...you read correctly...only 4 benches! It's totally unbelievable! 

      As far as shopping there is concerned, I feel that if there were more benches, they're have more shoppers. Why? Because when people shop, especially during holidays, they get tired, they'll sit, and get up and shop some more. So they'll make more  money with more benches. 

      As far as the ministry is concerned, the sister I was with said that at another mall, there are a lot of benches. So we/I may have to go there instead. 

      Then again, I'm thinking this could just be prejudice against us. We'll see. 

  5. My plans for today, Mon 6/19/17: 

    1. Bible rdg: Finish Eze 1, then 2 (actually that was supposed to have been done yesterday).

    2. 2A of the Pioneer book

    3. Study 51 of the BE book/do talk

    4. Change my bed (I was so tired I threw the sheets on it, hopped in).

    Recreation you ask? What's that? (OK, I'll maybe try to throw in a tv court show or something...maybe). 

    Ugh, I'm tired already just writing this. But you know what? Actually I feel a kinda strange satisfaction feel-good feeling. Yep. Jehovah keeps us busy, we're tired but a good tired. We sleep well (from Jehovah, not talking about ache and pains from illness stuff). I'm writing this but smiling at the same time.

    Oh! Field service today you ask? Well, tomorrow's another day, and Jehovah says to be reasonable, modest, etc, though I was planning to. Yep, it looks like I'll be pounding the pavement in hot August after all. Oh well. Whatcha gonna do eh? (OK ok okkkk :blush: so I need to get better organized. Stop yelling at me y'all, lol lol lol :)).

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    2. Intercore

      Intercore

      Wow sister, well done!! Really, it's good feeling when you're busy with spiritual things! :)

    3. Luezette

      Luezette

      Yes Interror, you're right! And the world feels our life is boring. Uh huh...right. 

      They don't even feel we know how to have a good time. Ha! They obviously haven't been to our gatherings... (not that they'll be invited). 

      One day a sister and I were doing street work, enjoying each other's company, enjoying the work, smiling, laughing as we chased the sun (it was cold). Two women walked by, and one said, with a BIG attitude "Those people, they're always so happy!!!" Hahaha. Like a brother said "all she had to do was ask why." 

    4. Intercore

      Intercore

      Yeah... If they would want to know WHY! :D:)