by Seija Kuenzig

I remember and never forget the “frontline Christmas” of 1974. I was part of the IOWC 1st Global Team and we were in Los Angeles preparing to go to Japan in January, 1975. On Christmas Day we went witnessing door to door in pairs. I was with Antonio Palombi (Italian). All day long we went door to door wanting to invite the people to DP lectures about Christ, the Savior, whose birthday everybody was celebrating. All we got was annoyed people because we disturbed their Holy-day lunch or dinner or the family gathering. It was only in the evening that finally a Jewish lady invited us to come in. She served us drinks and cookies and we had a deep conversation about the meaning of Christmas and left her the invitation to the center. She made our day! And she was not a Christian – maybe that’s why.