PunkOfNice I am doing quite well, thank you. Just went to Toronto for my scan and will see what's up and then next month for MRI.
Right now we know of an elderly couple in their eighty's who never believed some of the org's doctrines but after the hall sell offs across Canada he was mad. We told him it was going to happen back in 2012 and he figured he wouldn't see it in his life time but he did. Then we started sharing everything from here and other sites with him.
He went back to his mennonite church. He told different elders and publishers that he was going to a new church.. One elder asked if he wanted to be df'd and he said if they do then he'll go to another church. Last week he had two elders come and see him at home and he figured since they left his place on good terms that made him happy. Not so. Two elders are coming to his home this Friday to try and stop him from going to church.
He was out in service two weeks ago and mentioned in front of an elder at one of his calls that he thinks Adam will be resurrected. As soon as they got back to the hall he was hauled into the second school room with two more elders waiting to discuss what happened. They told him he is not allowed to go out in service anymore since he is corrupting the car group and the people at the doors.
Here's the kicker. Every Thursday night at the hall he teaches his language which is Pennsylvania Dutch to a group of elders and publishers. The only reason they sit in on this is because they get to count four hours of not learning a dam thing. If you were to ask any of them to put a sentence together they maybe be able to say Hi how are you but that's it. None of them would ever go to the doors but ride in the back seat and let others do their return visits. PunkOfNice you have visited this area when you come to stay with your daughter here in Toronto. And you well know that all the mennonites in this area speak english.
My question for the lame brain elders are if you know this couple can't be trusted at the doors or in a car group then why in the world could you ever trust them not to teach you the wrong words? Maybe words like this religion is a cult! And is this why they won't disfellowship this couple because the elders and publishers get to count their time? Or are the elders afraid that their community which is eighty percent mennonites will find out what the witnesses are all about? Too late for this couple have been for years been handing written letters to the householders stating what is wrong with the religion. Right in front of the elders that would be standing with him each time he did this right under their noses literally.
This Friday is going to probably be the last meeting since he is going to tell them three things he doesn't like and then tell them three strikes and they are out! He already said he wasn't going to go to his judicial meeting if they call him in. They love the church they are attending and have lots of fun with the people there. No one is fake. Even some of his relatives that he had to shun are there and are happy that he is out. These elders actually got a hold of his son to try and talk some sense into him to go back to the meeting but his hall was sold as well as this couples. People are waking up finally.