"Thank you for your concerns brothers, but there's nothing private & personal which I/we wish to discuss with anyone at the moment, but I/we appreciate your motives and concern. If things change, I/we will definitely call you."
1) "We only want to come and give you encouragement." Simply repeat the
2) "But how can we help you if you won't talk to us?" = "I'm sure the Elders have
private & personal situations which they couldn't discuss with others, I'm/we're no
3) Are you refusing to talk with us? = "No, I/we just don't want to discuss things
right now. We'll call you."
If they persist with their interrogation, just say 'thanks', and walk away! They can't
punish you for ending a conversation - and they know they can't force you to talk to them!
Repeat any/all of the above to anyone who tries to extract information from you,
because the Elders will get someone you trust to try and get the information out of