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A testimony from the city of Tacoma, Washington, sent to BIMI: From: Bernadette W. Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2012 11:26 AM To: BIMI Last night our pastor asked me, right before the service, to witness to a visiting young girl who was sitting over on the side row when he gave the altar call. I felt ill the entire service but the Lord took care of that long enough for me to talk with her. I'm saddened to say she did not get saved tonight, but the Lord is willing that she be saved, so I'm going to keep asking for it. However, let me tell you how talking to this girl was an answer to my own personal prayer. I got the latest BIMI WORLD yesterday. I was reading about all these missionaries in far- away countries and obscure locations, and about the victories they are having in reaching the lost. I was thinking that it was a huge bummer that our family can't help more directly with such work, aside from giving money, when people in those countries are so open to hearing the Gospel. There was also a page inside the mailer that talked about The Open Door Project. They had a specific area of each country and/or continent listed to highlight the opportunity there to reach the lost. And they listed “Open Door #6” as the Northwestern United States. Right there, amongst the Far East and India and the Amazon…there was the good old Pacific Northwest. It goes on to list how the state of Washington has the highest percentage of people in the US claiming to have no religion, and how the Northwest is home to over 13 million citizens. I'm going to be honest here, I have never thought of the Northwest necessarily as an “open door.” I thought of Africa as an open door, and Honduras, and the other countries, but I feel like Washington is more of a closed door we are holding open by a crack with the heels of our feet. People don't want to hear the Gospel here, it often seems to me. Of course that doesn't stop any of us from telling them, and the Holy Spirit has done the work so that many have been saved in this area, regardless. But literally we do get a lot of doors slammed in our faces. Number 1, 2013 BIMI WORLD 17