Hi. I haven’t posted here for years as I have now moved on and am satisfied with the choice I have made to leave Watchtower. However in light of the Coronavirus and people in Australia and other countries being asked to stay at home I became concerned for a witness sister who lives in Melbourne alone who is 88 years old. Today I gave her a call as I don’t trust the local witnesses to care for her. She was crying when she picked up the phone. She was so lonely. We got talking and she raised a subject which I had no answer for. I said, “Leave it with me and I’ll think about it overnight and will talk about it when I call you back tomorrow.”. Well I’ve thought about it and I need your help. Sorry, but I have nowhere else to turn to get an answer quickly.
What she said was that ever since she had been “in the truth”, she had been wrestling with the possibility that she may be of the remnant. She knew the cut off was 1935, she was born in 1932. She knows they have changed that teaching now. She also knows that if you are of the remnant you know without a doubt that you are. As she has doubted for almost 70 years, she has never partaken of the emblems due to the doubt. She also said she doesn’t feel she fits in with the earthly hope. She’s very conflicted and I feel awfully sorry for her. The brothers don’t treat her well and due to her age and my distance from her (a 9 hour drive) I have never pushed her to leave the org. Does someone have any suggestions of what I can say to her to make her feel better. I’m totally lost here. Any help will be appreciated.