Wha Happened?>>>>>Going door to door, I too believe is ineffective. But, it keeps the Victim, I mean publisher, under stress, so they keep preaching like Jehovah? Jesus? The Governing Body wants us to.
We have a whole check list of things we are suppose to do, before we even knock on that door.
Our own house and yard, clean and presentable, with dishes done and laundry folded and put away.
Daily text read , magazine presentation gone over, book bag clean and presentable, new Bible, if needed. Remember your return visits. Did you prepare well for them?
Men, bathed, clean shaved, hair trimmed, suit dry cleaned, no food stains on tie, shoes appropriate for the ministry, over coat, rain coat as the season dictates. No nice smelling aftershave, no gross ones either...just, none.
Women, bathed, clean, modest make-up, clean hair (finally we do get some free choice here) modest dress and jewelry, appropriate footwear and jacket or overcoat per season. No sweet, fresh, exotic, woodsy, floral, lemony , yummy or any perfume. Nada.
Hands scrubbed clean as well as clean fingernails. If nail polish is worn, freshly done, business professional, not hooker professional. lol
Dental...I won't go there...But... Looking after one's teeth costs money. The poor Missionaries, (shaking head). So many JW's don't have the means or the know how to go to the Dentist on a regular basic. Hint...use floss, not the thin-cut-your gum-type, the wider kind, that will help get rid of debri /junk, (used properly) caught up between your teeth, that otherwise when you open your mouth, stinks, also if your Dentist suggests, a rubber tip gum stimulator, of course a good brush for 2 minutes. (If any bristles stick out, time to get a new brush or head, otherwise you hurt your little gums). Bleaching your teeth not only looks good, but does kill little bugs and bacteria. Regular dental care is a must for everyone on this planet and must be budgeted for.
Geeze Louise...Brothers with nose hairs and eye-brows that have a life of their own, that need to be shot, I mean don't kill it, just trim it! Us, females have to look at you, make a pretty picture for us, to look at, too. lol No you will not be viewed as a homosexual, if you straight men take care of yourself, and put sun block on your lovely faces, before going out in the sunshine.
Let's see. What else is there before we make it to the first door? umm ...
The car. Clean and polished, inside and out. Good tires. Good brakes. Everyone wearing seatbelts .
There now. Be at the arrangement, don't be late. Indoctrination usually starts, right on time.
You are now ready for that first door. As an ordained minister of the... Gospel of Jesus ? ...Christian? Jesus? Christian? Jesus? No. We are Jehovah's Witnesses. Christian? Jesus? It gets confusing...