I'm a 24 year old woman in Central Jersey. Every Wednesday night my church goes soulwinning. We have a very small church, so the only people that go are some of the women, some of the boys from the school there (like 11 or 12 yr olds) and my pastor goes alone but the group of women go together, and then split up in 2's. Now at this time of year when we go (6:30PM) it's pitch black outside. We go in rather dangerous neighborhoods. Lately, I've been feeling really insecure. When I hand most men tracts, especially middle aged type guys, they feel like I'm coming onto them or something. Some guys try touching me, or talking dirty to me, and I don't like it one bit! My point is, if women are supposed to be protected, treated as gems; precious and gentle...why are we being sent out on visitation without a man there to protect us? I brought the issue up but it's like nobody gets it. And not saying this to be vain, but I think the majority of them don't get it because guys are more likely to hit on a woman that's attractive. And my pastor says people are more likely to sin at night time. I just don't feel safe, but I want to participate in my soulwinning activities at church. I'm already somewhat uneasy because I have a disease that makes me more vulnerable to injury. Just last week they were telling us to be careful cause a guy soulwinner at our friend church got hit over the head by a wooden board and another soulwinner got chased with a knife. While I was visiting a friend in TX she told me that her husband A. perfered she not witness to men (but give them a tract) without him or another man there. And that B. Her church has the women specifically go soulwinning during the day when there's less crime and it's the daylight. Her church really seems to be good at the whole point of protecting the women, which I like. What should I say to my pastor ya think? I'd like to present this to him so he can understand my conviction about the matter.