One of the hardest activities for most people is striking up a conversation with a stranger. I am a bit of an introvert and it has always been work for me to do this. But I place an extremely high value on strengthening relationships in the community as a witness to God’s grace and love. So I’ve had to learn how to do this work without fear. There is a great series of videos produced by Suzanne Guillette about how to talk to strangers. I encourage you to watch these and share them with friends in the church who also feel called to strengthen the relationships between individuals in the church and in the community.