In my visiting on one of the rougher Derby housing estates I have been called a “Joe-boe”. To the uninitiated this means a Jehovah’s Witness. It has taken a lot of work to correct people and explain the destinction.
Other people, when asked what they think Christianity is, reel off a list of JW practices.
I have met lots of people who have been JWs, know JWs, or are related to JWs. They have clearly had an impact. Though we hate the JW doctrines, we Christians are shamed by their zeal.
But I have been surprised how friendly and open people are to discuss eternal issues. So I am encouraged.