We were out on the doors on Saturday morning - but it was one of those mornings where nearly everybody is out, or not up yet. Which shows the need for the public witnessing work with the bookstands. Sarah was just heading off to do a couple of hours at the bookstand in the high street, so I dropped her off there when we finished our territory.
I hope to start taking part next month. Still have a lot of pain standing.
We found one really friendly Portuguese guy, who shook our hands, but didn't have much English. I got out our little translation book, which gives a brief witness about the Kingdom in many languages, to explain to him why we had come to his door and then he managed to convey to us he was speaking to someone from the Portuguese language congregation.
It sounds like he is studying the Bible with them - and hopefully loving what he is learning as he was so welcoming.
Jehovah has had his Witnesses on the earth from the time of faithful Abel on. And the first and foremost of them all of course is Jesus Christ.
As Revelation 1:5 says: "and from Jesus Christ, “the Faithful Witness,” “the firstborn from the dead,” and “the Ruler of the kings of the earth.”"
And our daily Scripture today is 1 Cor.11:1, where Paul says: "Become imitators of me, even as I am of Christ."
The comment starts: "How grateful we are that Jesus through his teachings and conduct willingly revealed his Father to us! We need to imitate Jesus by revealing the Father by our words and deeds."
Captain Butterfly is carrying on as usual - out and about, and taking wonderful photographs. And I am more able to go with him now. We hope - all being well - for a day out at the British Wildlife Centre next month. He and Nigel had a wonderful time there.
Jackie wined and dines us (along with Tom) on Saturday night. Lasagne, salad, cheese, raspberries and creme caramel. A lovely lovely evening.