Thursday, October 22, 2009
Mary Mary Quite Contrary!
Today I had to explain something that I have never had to explain in all my years witnessing in NZ. The veneration of Mary! Yes we have people who are Catholics in NZ but for some reason they are different to the Catholics we find here. I don't quite know why that would be. Anyhoo I knew this was coming up today so yesterday in my spanish lesson with Becky I asked her to go over how she would explain why Mary worship is not a biblical teaching. I was all prepared and it went really well. Now when it comes up again - and it will - I will be on the ball!
Mark has started an evening group here as the not-at-homes really do pile up. He is very happy because tonight was our largest group with 6 in total going out. They find the people much more relaxed at night and 9 times out of 10 the NAH can be marked off. I have not been with them yet as we have witnessing in the morning, 2 studies in the afternoon and by night time I just don't have the energy to move, especially as the next day we are up in the mountains witnessing. Oh it is a busy life!
We are getting really excited about Chad and Michele coming back next week (I was a little disappointed when I found out I was wrong about them coming home tomorrow)- it really has been too quiet around here without them. Just shows I really am not ready for an empty nest and yet in reality that has been my lot for the last2 or 3 years!