Grew up as a Witness. Pioneered at 16. Appointed as a Ministerial servant at 19. FirstPublic talk at 20. Eventually removed as a servant and reproved. Disfellowshipped a few months later. Reinstated after a year. Then just drifted away. My immediate family has all left the organization, except my mother who is very weak and seldomly attends meetings and has not beenin service in several years. Much of my extended family remains active.