Hi everyone, just wondering if anyone that is or was DF'd before has any experience with moving to a new congregation and having to meet with their old JC and a new JC at their new hall?
A friend of mine who is DF has been trying to get back in to reconnect with her family and is having a really hard time with the reinstatement process. She has been attending meetings at the new congregation for about a year now and has asked the new JC to meet to discuss her reinstatement. They told her that they will make a recommedation based on what they see, but that her old JC has the final say. Is that how it works? She hasn't even seen or spoken to her old JC in over a year and hasn't attended any meetings with her old congregation in almost 2 years.
She just spoke with her new JC about a month ago and they told her they couldn't tell what they would recommend to her old JC, but that whatever they decided could still be overruled by the old JC. Now I didn't want to put her down in away way because she believes its the truth still and wants to be back with her family, but it just doesn't make sense to me that one JC can be "directed by holy spirit" to give a good recommendation that she be reinstated, but the other JC can also be "directed by holy spirit" to disagree and decline her request.
How can the holy spirit be directing both groups of men here? How can the previous JC decline her request if they don't even see what she does anymore or how many meetings she attends or any of that? Does anyone have any advice I could give her other than run for the hills and don't ever go back? I really don't want to lose her as a friend either so I really have no idea what to tell her.