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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    that's encouraging. Offer him some whiskey and see what he does.
    It's funny - I didn't think about the "coffee" comment until I hung up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    It's funny - I didn't think about the "coffee" comment until I hung up.
    are mormon's allowed to drink decaf?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    He called me. He wants to meet for coffee next week. Yeah, he said "coffee".
    They can go and get a soda or some milk or something... just to have you in a comfortable place.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    My wife and I went to Walmart last night, and she went toward the back of the store to round up some TP and PT. I was hanging around the produce area.

    Two Mormon "elders" came in - 'in uniform' - and began perusing the fresh fruit area. One of the guys looked a bit nervous - he kept looking around like he was out of place, or was concerned about people seeing him there.

    When the skinny guy headed over to the bananas, the chunky guy was within reach, and I just asked him, "You're not really comfortable with this whole Mormon thing, are you?" He looked surprised, and said, "How do you know that?" I was surprised by his response - I thought he would be more defensive.

    I pressed on. I said, "I think you're having second thoughts, and wondering if you made the right decision by going on this mission". He asked, "you know I'm on a mission?" (of course, that was pretty obvious)

    I told him I'd really love to talk to him, and handed him one of my business cards, which he immediately slid into his pocket. His buddy was on the way back over from the fresh baked bread section, and asked, "What's going on here?" The chunky guy just shrugged it off and said "we were just talking". The skinny guy kinda stepped between me and the chunky guy and said, "we need to do that together".

    I just looked at the chunky guy and asked, "Why do you think that is? Why do you think you're being kept from talking to somebody who God led to speak to you?" He slid his hand back in his pocket, and I thought he was going to give my business card back to me, but he didn't. He just stood there with his hand in his pocket, til his buddy kinda turned him away from me and said, "we need to go now".

    They walked back to the entrance/exit without buying anything, and as they went through the door, the chunky guy looked back. I know it was corny, but I did the "call me" thing.

    I hope he does, but he'll have to find an opportunity to do so without his buddy, apparently.
    I'm very proud of you, Creacher. Thank you for reaching out to him. That means the world to me.
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  5. Amen mossrose, Teallaura, Chrawnus, Cerebrum123 amen'd this post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ke7ejx View Post
    I'm very proud of you, Creacher. Thank you for reaching out to him. That means the world to me.
    Thanks, Punkinhead.... keep us in your prayers. So far, he hasn't called back, but I'm encouraged, and looking forward to sitting down with him. Obviously, he's been thinking about this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Thanks, Punkinhead.... keep us in your prayers. So far, he hasn't called back, but I'm encouraged, and looking forward to sitting down with him. Obviously, he's been thinking about this.
    That is the important part.

    I'm always still in trouble again

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post
    That is the important part.
    I was wondering last night what, exactly, he had been thinking about, and what he wanted to discuss. We'll leave that in the Lord's hands, though.

    1 Tim 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    I was wondering last night what, exactly, he had been thinking about, and what he wanted to discuss. We'll leave that in the Lord's hands, though.
    sometimes things you hear takes years to come to fruit. Long before I was a Christian, there was a Christian guy at work, Bob, who was always a good witness for Christ. He didn't hide his faith, but was never pushy about it either. He was a good worker and every once in a while we talked about religion and he told me about heaven and God and things like the resurrection. It didn't convince me at the time, but I was impressed by him nonetheless. Several years later when I became a Christian, I remembered Bob, and am pretty sure he set me on the path that eventually led me to Christ. Just by being himself.

    So even if the mormon doesn't call you, I am pretty sure you made an impression on him and one day he might come to Christ and he will remember you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    sometimes things you hear takes years to come to fruit. Long before I was a Christian, there was a Christian guy at work, Bob, who was always a good witness for Christ. He didn't hide his faith, but was never pushy about it either. He was a good worker and every once in a while we talked about religion and he told me about heaven and God and things like the resurrection. It didn't convince me at the time, but I was impressed by him nonetheless. Several years later when I became a Christian, I remembered Bob, and am pretty sure he set me on the path that eventually led me to Christ. Just by being himself.

    So even if the mormon doesn't call you, I am pretty sure you made an impression on him and one day he might come to Christ and he will remember you.
    That's kinda what I was thinking -- even if I don't hear from him, I know he's "thinking", and he doesn't necessarily need "me" --- God is working in his heart, and will lead him to the answer.

    1 Tim 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.

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