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Once my co-workers find out that I am a vegetarian, it makes lunchtime interesting! If I bring my lunch, they ask, “What are you having for lunch?” with their eyes and nose close to my food, sniffing and trying to figure it out. “Meatloaf? How do you make vegetarian meatloaf?” 

If someone orders lunch for the office staff, they will order a vegetarian pizza for me and for everyone else, pepperoni pizza. Inevitably, the veggie pizza is always eaten first! My co-workers are intrigued by my plant-based diet and they usually have lots of questions about what my family eats for Thanksgiving dinner!

When our church talks about health outreach for the community, one of the most effective tools is living our health message. People are curious and are interested in becoming healthier. Topics of health make great conversation! Perhaps the most common question I am asked is, “Why are you a vegetarian?” Get ready folks—that question just opened the door for some witnessing! 

“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit…you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies” (I Corinthians. 6:19-20).

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