God Broke Through the Blocked Street

robDoug and I had another great trip this year to Manti Utah for the Mormon Miracle Pageant. With the closing of the street in front of the temple (where the majority of witnessing takes place), we were not sure of this new change in direction but trusted God for the results. As the saying goes, God is good all the time, and showed us that He is in control of all things, even the streets of Manti.

The Blocked Street in Manti Utah 2017

Since we could not hang out at the Pageant gates, we picked a street crossing where the LDS would cross Main Street and enter the temple grounds. The great thing about this spot was that there where people handing out pageant programs and crossing guards to help the people cross the busy main street. These people were there from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, the same time that we were there witnessing so of course we got to witness to many of them. They also got to listen when we were witnessing to pageant attendees. Continue reading “God Broke Through the Blocked Street”

Appealing to the Mormon Conscience

It was another great year in Utah, as always, at the Mormon Miracle Pageant!  Before arriving, I was a bit concerned because this past year, the LDS Church bought part of the street where the pageant is.  I thought that it might hinder our witnessing opportunities, but it sure didn’t!  Nearly all the Christians were able to get into conversations with the Mormon people in spite of these changes.  The Mormon Church may think that they own the main street in front of their temple, but I know the Creator and Owner of all things. Continue reading “Appealing to the Mormon Conscience”

VOICE with Nina Groom on Hurting to Healing with Melissa

VOICE ~ Compelling Voices ~ Courageous People ~Hurting to Healing with Melissa

Nina Groom is 4 1/2 years free from the Jehovah’s Witness Organization! Now is her time to give VOICE to her 26 years in and out of the Watchtower Organization.   Continue reading “VOICE with Nina Groom on Hurting to Healing with Melissa”

VOICE with Ray Aldridge on Hurting to Healing with Melissa

VOICE ~ Compelling Voices ~ Courageous People

~ Do you believe that there is damage in your life or your family’s life because of the Jehovah’s Witness Organization?

~ What would you say to someone who is a former Jehovah’s Witness and who sits in fear, being angry at God?

~ If there is one thing you could say to your family/friends that are still in the Jehovah’s Witness Organization, what would it be?

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Russia Banning Jehovah’s Witnesses and Watchtower Headquarters Shake-up

There is so much happening inside Watchtower Headquarters.  Insiders are speaking out to the Ex-Jehovah’s Witness community giving a glimps into how the Watchtower leaders are scrambling to try to cover-up how the organization is crumbling. Not only did the Watchtower lay-off hundreds of JWs with this last week of April being their last week at “Bethel,” but Memorial numbers are dropping at a significant rate and just this last week on Thursday, April 20th, 2017, Russia has “banned” Jehovah’s Witnesses from operating in their country.  They are calling Jehovah’s Witnesses an “Extremist Group” due to their shunning and no blood policy, as well as their “two witness rule” that has allowed them to protect pedophiles within their ranks. Continue reading “Russia Banning Jehovah’s Witnesses and Watchtower Headquarters Shake-up”

VOICE with Tony Casella on Hurting to Healing with Melissa

VOICE ~ Compelling Voices ~ Courageous People

  • Christians Reaching Jehovah’s Witnesses. Tony is one Christian who has trusted in the Holy Spirit and prayer that some ray of truth and light is reaching the Jehovah’s Witnesses that God has put on his heart to continually meet with. Tune in to hear his VOICE.
  • Memorial vs. Communion? What does the Bible say about “partaking?”

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VOICE with Jeremy Shepperd on Hurting to Healing with Melissa

VOICE ~ Compelling Voices ~ Courageous People

Listen to this powerful story as Jeremy Shepperd gave VOICE to the VOICELESS on this program of Hurting to Healing with Melissa.

“I grew up pretty normal it was all I really ever knew, being a Jehovah’s Witness and because that’s what was expected of me I got baptized at the age of 10 not really knowing what that meant or what that would end up being.  I would pray to Jehovah but I never felt like he was anywhere near, I always felt like he was unavailable, that I didn’t really have access to to him, but…on I went.” ~ Jeremy Shepperd

Also, view Jeremy Shepperd’s Facebook Page of Support for Ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses:

Ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses Support
https://www.facebook.com/Ex-Jehovahs-Witnesses-Support-118780261481037/

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Stalking on Hurting to Healing with Melissa

STALKING~ANXIETY~DEPRESSION

Stalking it happens. Anxiety it’s real. Depression is hard.

Listen as Christy Darlington from 4jehovah.org, 4witness.org, and 4mormon.org websites will be giving ‘Voice’ to those who are experiencing this kind of harassment. Christy will share, by permission, one woman’s story who suffered from the stalking that came from the Jehovah’s Witness Organization.  You will hear a story of hurt, faith, struggle, and hope.

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B.E.L.I.E.V.E. Session 8 of 8 “Me” on Hurting to Healing with Melissa

Join “ME” for Session 8 of 8 on how to “Break” the Lies holding “ME” back.  Listen to Hurting to Healing with Melissa.

Me? Tell me who you are? Tell me about yourself? What do I like about me? What don’t I like about me?  Who am I? What does “I Am” say about me? Who is “I Am” Really?  You will never truly know who you are until you get to know the One who created you?  Will I ever be happy with me? Will I ever like me? Yes, I B.E.L.I.E.V.E. you will once you discover who you were created to be.

B.E.L.I.E.V.E. Session 8 of 8 “ME” on Hurting to Healing with Melissa

Listen to B.E.L.I.E.V.E SESSION 8 OF 8.  “Me” on Hurting to Healing with Melissa.

THIS IS WHERE HEALING BEGINS!  “Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go…” TRUST GOD above all else.

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B.E.L.I.E.V.E. Session 7 of 8 “On” Hurting to Healing with Melissa

“On”… I am taking off the lies and putting ON truth.  I am taking out the lies and putting truth in. I am taking down the walls of lies that have been built up around me and I am going to build myself up with words of truth. Why?  Because I need it. Because I want it. Because I deserve it.  Because I am no longer going to be afraid.  Because I am going to “just BELIEVE and I will be healed.”

BELIEVE SESSION 7 OF 8 ON Hurting to Healing with Melissa

B.E.L.I.E.V.E SESSION 7 OF 8.  “ON” on Hurting to Healing with Melissa.

THIS IS WHERE HEALING BEGINS!  “Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go…” TRUST GOD above all else.

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B.E.L.I.E.V.E. “VIOLENTLY” Session 6 of 8 on Hurting to Healing with Melissa

The enemy is constantly at work to make us think and feel that we are of no value and that we’ll never change.  That is one reason why we get stuck in these lies. What has been “violently” produced in your life? Allow God to reveal to you what is not natural or intended for your life. Come willing to take action against the violent things that have been produced in your life. Choose to end it today!

BELIEVE SESSION 6 OF 8 ON Hurting to Healing with Melissa

B.E.L.I.E.V.E SESSION 6 OF 8.  “VIOLENTLY” on Hurting to Healing with Melissa.

THIS IS WHERE HEALING BEGINS!  “Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go…” TRUST GOD above all else.

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B.E.L.I.E.V.E. “EVOKED” Session 5 of 8 on Hurting to Healing with Melissa

There is an enemy and his name is Satan. He loves to call up and produce memories and feelings from your past.  He loves to re-create and put imaginary thoughts in your mind.  Have you fallen for it and taken the bait?

B.E.L.I.E.V.E. – Part 5 on Hurting to Healing with Melissa

B.E.L.I.E.V.E SESSION 5 OF 8.  “INTENTIONALLY” on Hurting to Healing with Melissa.

How long have you wrestled with these memories, with these sins in your mind; hours, days weeks, months, sadly for me, some years?  Did you know the hardest person to forgive most of the time is yourself?  Did you ever stop to think that you may need to forgive God for some things too?  You are not alone. Join me as we walk together through this session entitled “EVOKED”. I AM HERE FOR YOU BUT GREATER STILL GOD IS FOR YOU!

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B.E.L.I.E.V.E Session 4 of 8 “INTENTIONALLY” on Hurting to Healing

There is an enemy who is INTENTIONALLY trying to destroy your life. But  there is a God in heaven who was and is and will continue to be intentional about redeeming your life.

B.E.L.I.E.V.E. – Part 4 on Hurting to Healing with Melissa

B.E.L.I.E.V.E SESSION 4 OF 8.  “INTENTIONALLY” on Hurting to Healing w/Melissa Tuesday, December13.

A God who was and is and will continue to be intentional about restoring this present day life of yours and your eternal life. It is time we INTENTIONALLY choose  who we are going to respond to and B.E.L.I.E.V.E. from this day forward!  

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B.E.L.I.E.V.E. – Part 3 – Breaking LIES

Have you ever told a lie? What was the first lie you remember being told to you? Do you still BELIEVE that lie?

B.E.L.I.E.V.E. – Part 3 on Hurting to Healing with Melissa

What lie(s) are you living your life out through? BIG or small lies are lies and we need to stop living our lives throught them once and for all!

Join Melissa for session 3 of 8 sessions if you want to begin to “Break” the “LIES” that you have believed for far to long.
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B.E.L.I.E.V.E. – Part 2 – Pray About EVERYthing

Have you ever wrestled? Do you know the rules? “A wrestling bout is a physical competition, between two competitors, who attempt to gain and maintain a superior position.”*  What if you were to “BELIEVE” you have the “superior position” “EVERY” time you came up against the enemy? You would wrestle differently wouldn’t you? This week lets over turn “EVERY” lie and step on the mat and wrestle in the “Superior Position” we are given through Christ Jesus!

B.E.L.I.E.V.E. – Part 2 on Hurting to Healing with Melissa

Join Melissa for session 2 of 8 sessions if you want to begin to “Break” the lies that you have believed for far to long.
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B.E.L.I.E.V.E. – Part 1 – Are you ready to “BREAK” some lies?

Do you remember having a record player? Did your record ever skip? You know that same line skipping over and over and over again. It’s kinda like the “lies” that keep skipping in your head.  To combat the issue of skipping, you first must figure out the cause.  Are you ready to “Break” some lies? Are you ready to put to death those old recordings once and for all?

B.E.L.I.E.V.E. on Hurting to Healing with Melissa

Join Melissa for session 1 of 8 sessions if you want to begin to “Break” the lies that you have believed for far to long.

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Domestic Violence and Abuse in Jehovah’s Witnesses

When it comes to abuse cover-ups in Jehovah’s Witnesses, children are not the only ones who suffer. Women are also encouraged not to report domestic violence abuse, requiring two witnesses, just as elders counsel children who have been sexually abused by Jehovah’s Witnesses, Watchtower policies keep victims trapped. If you’re struggling with abuse in Jehovah’s Witnesses, these articles on our site and the following video “Jehovah’s Witnesses and Domestic Violence – Struggles of Jehovah’s Witness Women”  by ExJW Critical Thinker may give you some encouragement and hope. Continue reading “Domestic Violence and Abuse in Jehovah’s Witnesses”