I was recently in Italy and walked by a restraint that advertised “slow food.” It was an obvious “slam” at American tourists who invented and insist on “fast food.” Italians know how to enjoy food… and they have exceptional cuisine. They know that part of the enjoyment is slowing down. Our penchant for fast food flows over into our approach to evangelism.
Don’t get discouraged with evangelism if people do not respond right away. Keep the relationship going because sooner or later, everyone has a CRISIS or a QUESTION. In either instance, they will then be open to listen. When you develop a friendship, you will be their “go to” person when they have that crisis or question. At some point that person is going to get serious. If you have maintained your testimony and relationship, the doors will be wide open for evangelism.