Hello, I just wanted to introduce myself to everyone here - as I will be posting here.
I grew up a JW and pioneered, was a ministerial servant, ect, I was in the organization for 17 years. I left and naturally my family did as they were told and cut off all communication with me. This left a horrible taste in my mouth for not just JW's, but any religion for that matter. The desire to serve god eventually overwhealmed me and I started searching for a church, found catholicism, long story short, studied and was ordained a priest on aug. 11th. at which point my family went above and beyond the call of duty and started spreading exagerated and some untrue things to people around them about me - even non-JW's.
I am an apologist for the church and currently run an ex-jw meetup group locally, and am in the process of making a website for my ministry, which is running a support group for ex-jw's and the evangelization of current members. My site is www.exjwsupport.com.
I look forward to reading and posting on your board in the future!