This September I will be stepping down as hostess on the three Meetup groups sponsored by Witnesses for Jesus, Inc. The two discussion groups and the monthly on line prayer meetings kept me busy for the past several years and as a result there was no shortage of experiences to share for the monthly e-newsletter.
So once our discussion forums are done, what will be in its place?
Something for everyone.
If you are a family member or friend of an active Jehovah’s Witness, you’ll benefit from getting inside the thoughts of a person undergoing the indoctrination process and decision to commit to the Watchtower Society. What is the attraction for someone to convert to such a life? If you are currently transitioning from being a Jehovah’s Witness into life outside the Watchtower, you won’t want to miss connecting with this story of someone who knows your pain and confusion and now prays for your freedom and victory. And if you are a Christian hoping to help someone in that place of questioning their involvement with Jehovah’s Witnesses, this new series promises to provide plenty of insight.
With our October newsletter expect to start following a new blog titled “Grace Interrupted: Diary of a former Jehovah’s Witness.” The title came about after I shared my testimony at the Witnesses Now for Jesus conference in Pennsylvania in 2011. Keith Walker of Evidence Ministries whispered “Julie, you should put that in a book and call it ‘Diary of a Mad JW'” Well, his suggested title is pretty close to what we’ll be unveiling this fall.
These installments are intended to take the reader on my personal journey into and out of the Watchtower Society by sharing actual journal entries from my indoctrination period and active years in the Watchtower Society and emails exchanged between a pastor and myself on the way out. It’s going to be raw and real. Sound interesting? It’s just a few months away. Meanwhile, you can get a taste of what to expect by watching the testimony I shared in 2011 at the Witnesses Now for Jesus conference in which several of those journal entries and emails were read.
Keep yourself in God’s love,