Dear Friends, "my story"? I lost touch with JW 1991 (i was declared "not to be associated with") and shortly after became a "Born again Christian".
I was recovering a difficult divorce (my love for 10 years / we were both JW) and was recovering myself. So, strange, very strange I met Jesus from people who loved Jesus as their saviour and was praising him and gave life to him.
As JW I did not know what they were talking about, but as they asked me to take a stand and "give it a chance", I all of a sudden was overwhelmed with a feeling and a joy I did not know.
Then "it" progressed fast and before I knew I was blessed with the Holy Spirit and after that, now 25 years ago, it feels like yesterday.
What I want to say is this; after 40 years as a member of JW (with much responsibility within the Organisation) i must say this: I am free. I do not want to be free from friends and relatives, but they don`t want me anymore. But nevertheless; I am free. (now I understand the words "the truth shall set you free")
I remember all the trouble I had before are gone and today I must say; Jesus gave me new life. There has happened so many things, but being in New York this january 2016 (when it was snowing a lot) I came to think about 1963 Yankee Stadium Convention.
I met Charles and Delores Peerman (children, Charles jr. and little Abigirl (spelling not correct maybe), and I would like to know what happened to them ever since. Living in the Woodrow Wilson apartments Queens (I think it was). On top of the roof we could see the Empire State Building.
Now I would like to share some of my thoughts by giving you this
I do not know how your are and do, but if you like to say something to me you are welcome. Much love to you in Jesus Christ.