Yes he is an elder. I said "Absolutely" and there was silence. I don't drink anymore (3 months). I was shocked by the question. "How in the world does anybody know if HS is working or not, sometimes it gets the credit, sometimes not, nobody can see it or prove it. Geez Dad, why the hell would God NOT be helping me with HS? Yeah, I drank too much like most of my friends in the hall, but isn't that who Jesus went out to help, us sinners? It's like that scripture I never understood, 'pray for faith, but I won't be listening if you doubt', or 'those that HE wants HE draws to HIM.' I don't see where I have anything to do with having HS or not."
I could never have stayed in the org for the last 5 years w/o nightly booze. Now I don't need it or crave it. So I guess now HS is working, even though I'm not asking for it.
Dad said he could not talk anymore, I'm wearing him out....I said I'm sorry, I did not mean to....oompa