No does not mean never it means not yet
One person said to me What happens if I invite all my ten close non-Christian friends and nine say no? What happens when we repeat the exercise in six months time? Where can I get nine other contacts to invite? It takes a while to build up a new group of friends? My answer is why can’t you invite the nine that said no in six months time? Why do we assume no means never, it just means not yet! God works miles more behind our backs than in front of our faces. God is always working in the lives of our friends. Never give up and invite today.