After several months of leaving the meetings as soon as they ended or only staying for "the first meeting" then leaving the "second part", the elders finally cornered me at last night's meeting.
They said they were concerned about me and that being that I am a young brother in a recently divided congregation they saw so much potential in me to help out the congregation and become a MS.
I told them I was thankful for their thinking of me to help the congregation but that at the moment I could not due to my job. Then the began asking personal questions that got on my nerves.
They asked where I worked and how much I made. They asked if I was going to college and what I was studying and for how long. They asked if I was "emotionally involved" with another sister or a worldy person. They asked me if I was angry at any brother in the congregation or if I had done anything to upset Jehovah. One of them even said if I had sinned "behind closed doors".
I got mad. But held my tongue! Before getting inside the back room I opened up an app that makes it look as if someone is calling you and set it for 5 minutes... And just before they could ask any further, it went off and I kindly but firmly asked to be excused.
Then I came back in after about 30 seconds and, still holding the phone, told them that it was work and that they needed me ASAP so I had to go.
The look on their faces was priceless. As I exited the hall one of the elders who really gets under my skin said out loud, "you must set your priorities ____!". To which I replied, "I have! Thanks!" got in the car and left.
I'm afraid they will try to talk with me again & I don't know what I should do next time.