Subject: Guess Who Came to the Meeting Sunday, 3:30 @ South Bowie?
I was sent this email - I gave a couple of talks in this Hall, in fact it is not that far from where we have built our new home.
and they say JW DON'T DO CREATURE WORSHIP
> This past Sunday (rainy and dreary) at our 3:30 p.m. meeting in Bowie, a
> group of 12-14 individuals walked into the Bowie South Kingdom Hall. I
> turned briefly and saw lots of people with long hair and fashionable
> clothes, and made a mental note to be sure to say "hello" after the
> to these "new ones" coming to the Hall for the first time.
> I noticed a little red-headed, freckled boy sitting in front of my
> Emmanuelle, and I said to her "doesn't that little boy look like Prince
> Harry, Princess Diana's son in England?" She sat up rigid in her seat
> started to scribble on her notepad feverishly. The words she wrote
> "Don't say the word "Prince", because he is sitting right behind me."
> Confused, I turned my head to the right and there he was, "Prince", "The
> Artist Formerly Known As" or whatever he calls himself now.
> He was very interested in all of the Watchtower comments made by the
> ones in the Hall, as I could see him lean forward to catch a glimpse of
> their faces as they would answer questions. One person sitting beside
> raised his hand to answer a question, perhaps for the first time, and it
> obvious that he was not used to giving comments at the meeting. After
> gave his shaky response, Prince leaned over to him and asked, "Hey,
> the matter, Man, are you nervous or something?" Then one of our
> raised his hand to read a scripture, but read the wrong one
> and the conductor made a joke about him having "good intentions" even
> he was reading the wrong one, and Prince laughed out loud.
> Later, the conductor called on another brother "in the back row" and the
> brother took the microphone and gave his name as "Brother Graham". Yes,
> was "One In A Million" Larry Graham and his wife, who both gave lots of
> excellent comments throughout the meeting. It was great to hear them
> expressing their faith in Jehovah.
> A few minutes later, the conductor called on another brother in the back
> row, who quietly took the microphone and announced his name as "Brother
> Nelson" and he explained that it was bible truths that made him change
> life, turn around and try to serve Jehovah. I didn't know Prince's real
> name is Prince Nelson.......After the meeting and song, a long, black,
> s-t-r-e-t-t-t-t-t-t-t--c-h limousine awaited the entourage as they
> hands with publishers. Larry Graham said to my husband Pete and me, "We
> serve a wonderful God. Look what He is doing with Prince. Jehovah
> all sorts of people to Him, and then it is up to those individuals to do
> The party of about 14 slipped into the limousine with one of our
> (Bro. Craig Tracey) to go to the Warner Theater for Sunday's last show.
> wasn't until that moment that the friends realized the Craig used to
> guitar professionally in a band and his wife (Sis Jennifer Tracey) used
> sing professionally. They had been so modest in our congregation, one
> have never suspected that they had backstage passes to Prince's show the
> night before, and had received a call from Larry Graham looking for a
> Kingdom Hall in the area a week ago.
> It was a great evening where we were all discussing thorns in the flesh
> the Watchtower study. I couldn't help but think about Prince's thorn
> death of his child, which led him to ask bible-based questions about
> the resurrection, etc.) If Prince could, I'm sure he would spend any
> necessary to bring back his child, but all the money in the world can't
> that. Jehovah is the only answer for us all.