On Friday morning I got a phone call from someone who was interested in buying a utility trailer I had for sale. The man came over and looked at it and ended up buying it. I invited him inside our home to fill out the paper work. In our conversation he brought out he was a pastor of a local church. It turn out to be the church my wife went to when she was a little girl. He started bringing up names of people my wife remember. I asked him if he went to a seminary. He said yes he had a master in theology, taught theology in college, and had study greek and hebrew for three years. He asked me why I wanted to know. So for the next two hours my wife and I told him our story of being a JW and fading away. He was so understanding and loving to us. His words to us were very encouraging to both of us. Of course he invited us to his church which is a nondenominational church. But he said only when you feel comfortable doing it. No pressure. He told us what we really need are good friends who will show us unconditional friendship and love. We gave him a copy of "COC". He was very appreciative of the gift and said he would read it and return it back to us. He asked if he could say a paryer for us and we agree to it. In his prayer he mention our move the stress we are going through leaving the WT and our new business. I have never in all my life been shown so much understanding and love. I just could not get over it. It really made my day.
The next day during the evening a person I have been trying to develop a friendship with called me about some business interest we have. During the conversation he started telling me the chruch he goes to was having studies on diffrent religions. And how some are cults. I asked him which ones. The first one we brings out is JW. He starts telling me the lies they say and the child abuse that takes place with them. I hesitated for a moment and said to him I have been wanting to tell him for a long time that I was a Ex JW. This ended in another 2 hour discussion about our former beliefs and what JW really teach. He wanted me to give a talk about JW at his chruch. I told him not now but maybe down the road. Again he was very understanding and consoling to me and was happy I told him our story and our friendship we have. He goes to a Alliance Church. I was able to tell him what it was like to be raised in the JW cult. And how it has affected my life for the worse. But now I am making a complete break from it. He was so happy for me. And he understood it will take a long while before I would even consider going to another church because of what I have been through. At the end of the conversation he asked if he could say a prayer for me I agreed. In his prayer he mention the difficult problem I am dealing with leaving the JW cult and how happy he was to be my friend. Again I could not believe it in 2 days I was shown such love and understanding. It all brought tears to my eyes. Some may feel they were only trying to get me to go to their church. But that was not the case. They both understood it will take along time for us to heal and what we went through and are still going through will take alot of time for us to get over.
Again just proving to myself that the WT has lied to me about how so called worldly people are only bad and only think of themselves. I just thought you would like to here a uplifting story. Totally ADD