I was appointed an Elder at 28 years of age way back in 1976. My Dad was an Elder from day one and had been a Congregation Servant before that. When I was appointed, I felt like I had joined the CLUB. But at my first Elders Meeting I was shocked to see Elders whom i respected shaking fists at each other, because one wanted his daughter to marry a WORLDLING in the KH.
I must say that I was not really very qualified as I often swore and listened to rock bands like Led Zeppelin, Queen, Pink Floyd and Deep Purple. I even went to a live Queen concert in 1976 when I was an Elder. One night I was sitting at home listening to Frank Zapper VERY LOUD and another Elder called around to see me. I think he was rather shocked to hear what I was listening to. I was PO at the time as well so he said nothing. I also went to a wild party with my wife in London way back in 1981 and Stevie Wonder came to the party to hear our Loudspeakers that we had produced. I was in the Hi Fi business back then, and we were trying to get them endorsed by Stevie.
Although I have always been faithful to my lovely wife, I haven't exactly been a model JW.
In fact I am a lot better now I am a Born Again Christian, as the Holy Spirit teaches me how to live.
That is something I could never understand, HOW COULD AN IMPERSONAL ACTIVE FORCE APPOINT ANYONE? The Holy Spirit IS a PERSON. He is God himself.
The whole concept of secret meetings to discuss other brothers behind their backs STUNK to me. It resembles FREEMASONS, which are of course OCCULT and governed by Satan. The masons gods are Jehovah, Baal and Osiris. Jah Bu Lon, so I do not even like using the name Jehovah anymore, I prefer the more accurate Yahweh.