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Ask Jacqueline

Hello my name is Jacqueline and I was a loyal witness for over 60 yrs. I moved when the organization moved.  I have been an aux. and a regular pioneer, aiding many to come to a knowledge of the truth.  I am a third generation witness.  I have many family members who are still witnesses.  My Crisis of Conscience began when I became aware of the governing body’s great influence and encroachment on Jesus’ place in the congregation.  It seems he was mentioned less and less each year, but the governing body scores of times during the meetings.  I left in August 2009 and went back to the original Bible Students in January 2010.  As a” Holistic Alternative Psychology Practitioner”, I was also disturbed over the many pedophile cases that came my way, done by elders and other brothers within the congregation.  I made the society aware.  Little did I know it created a file on me in Bethel.  I thought I was making them aware of something they didn’t know about.  I was wrong. They already knew and threatened to disfellowship me if I cooperated with one case.  I had a ” CRISIS OF CONSCIENCE” and went in “SEARCH OF CHRISTIAN FREEDOM” IN CHRIST.

I am here only to help ones that have come to a crisis where “THEY” have decided to leave the Corporation, need help and Christian Fellowship.  Sometimes we don’t know where to go.  So it is with this attitude and mindset of the Lord Christ Jesus that I want to do what I can, if the Lord permits. Additionally, I prayed hard before deciding to reach out and help if someone needed it. I could have been satisfied with just escaping myself. I was on a sinking luxury ship, I prayed for help. And along came a little  TUGBOAT. (The Bible Students). How could I not throw the lifeline to the ones that had jumped without knowing about the little Tugboat. Torgue, Tug placement and Momentum allows a little tugboat to pull even a big ship. There is lots of room on board for those that need something less polished, sleek, fancy and slick. Just plain old Bible , Jehovah and Jesus. No fancy building, just love and trust. The little Tugboat was sent by Jehovah I feel to rescue me and others, that need something that just sticks to the Bible without Big Corporation laws and by-laws.

Ask a  question, share your experience, or just blog and talk.  We all would love to hear from you.  This is a fear- free zone.  Comment on questions, reply, or just follow our blog.

In Christ,  Jacqueline.

Ask Jacqueline

2,552 comments to Ask Jacqueline

  • mrs fader

    Hi Jacqueline,Thank you for that information.I’m looking into getting unlimited long distance.Also I’m looking into skype.I have also found out there is a small group meeting whare I live.How about that.So I feel pretty good right now.I’ll be in touch soon…thanks so much

    • Jacqueline

      Hello Pat,
      That is great that there is someone close to you. I hope you can get on skype for Saturday. If so come on and say hello to me, everyone knows who I am on sixscreens.
      I also have Magic Jack it goes in the computer and long distance is free after you pay the first $39.00. You can get it at Best Buy or almost any large store. Take care.
      Jacqueline

  • Jacqueline

    Mrs. fader that is a great web-site some of the people that were high up at Bethel are on that website. They are always knowledgeable on what is going on. I will look for their answer and call around.

  • mrs fader

    Hello Joey,I just wondered if you have ever been to this site http://www.jehovahs-witness.net/.They seem to be up on every thing that is going on with JW’s.You could ask them your question….

  • Jacqueline

    Joey hello,
    You just might be related to Rolando, e-mail him and give him your stats. I have not heard of any rumors. I can listen on hook-up to the kingdom hall to hear announcements, but haven’t done so in a long time. There is a reformation movement website that was getting signatures and with Jaracz deceased there could be some hope and let up. I was asked the same question Sunday by an ex elder but I told him I don’t really bother with them anymore, but they stop by in car groups all the time and elders come in for a drink of water with their wives and we talk about children and grands nothing biblical.
    Joey will you tell us your story on this page we will love to hear it. You don’t have to identify yourself.
    Peace My brother. until next time , look forward to hearing more. I will began a blog on my life as a witness tomorrow.

  • Joey

    Hello Jacqueline it has been awhile since we said hi(since friday night) at the Rolando Rodriguez webcast…boy I am still thinking about that night… What a great idea to put those events together. It is just like ”go to meeting”that businesses put together.I was hoping they could eventually do that Once aweek, the more the better but I guess it must be expensive or difficult to put on…anyway It was great and as soon as I saw Rolando and heard him and saw him do his mannerisms I was sure I was related to him… I am going to have to talk with some family to make sure. One would be surprised how extended P.R.families can be.
    Jacqueline I have a question for you concerning what I heard today from a longtime friend( acquaintance )who is a J.W. He told me that there is some kind of upheaval that may be occurring at bethel and that there may be a schism developing which he hears it described as a type of ‘reformation’ effort by a very high up G.B. member.He told me that most current J.W.’s will find out about it soon enough, he had no more information about it,except that it has something to do with breakiing away from policies like shunning,blood and other inside ‘society’ stuff, so I just said it sounds interesting but also sounds like unsubstantiated rumor and innuendo and a little strange to boot. My question is does that sound strange to you or is it rumors always flying in the society or does this sound valid? I do not like gossip which is why I am asking you,if you determine that it is gossip than I wont have anything else to do with it,just file it in the trash bin!! Thanks and God bless you….

  • mrs fader

    Thanks for taking the time to write.I have been reading alot and have a lot of questions answered just on this site.My plan was always to fade slow,but the time has come to speed it up a little.I think the Bro see me as week right now.I feel stronger then ever.I have been so bothered by all the GB talk lately and I feel free from that.I’m carefull about letting people know how I feel,because that is when the problems start.I metioned my husband is ill so that is how I will explain things if I’m asked.Really,what can they do to us once we wake up.I’m a little nervous about things.I still need to be careful what I say….I would love to talk with people that have faded….maybe even do an on line Bible study…till next time,take care

    • Jacqueline

      Pat,
      Here are some phone numbers and the time that you can be on phone hook-up with Jehovah witnesses and ex-Jehovah witnesses. They have all gone thru the same or similar trials. Most of us object to the same basic things, although we come from different parts of the world and the USA.
      1.Every other Saturday nite at 6pm (712)432-8710 conference code is 9925# Richard Rawe a Former Witness elder in organization since 1930’s.
      Rick Fearson the next Saturday same number same time.
      Sixscreens of the watchtower. These are subject talk. You can press *1 to talk, it is so encouraging.

      2. Sunday every other one at 12noon Joe Emerson moderates Bible reading and discussions. You get to read and comment. We don’t skip about we read verse after verse.

      3. Sunday Upper Room Ministries 1pm.-3pm (712)432-8710 Code 9925# Normally a public lecture. There are actual friends there current JW’s as well as ex JW’s and others. There is the phone hook up as well as Social networks coming in like facebook, skype etc. You get to read scriptures and ask questions later on, any subject or whatever is on your mind.

      4. Sunday 2pm-4pm Richard Rawe, Kris from Canada and others discuss deep Bible topics. Nothing is scripted everyone is polite and curteous. If everyone thinks alike, that’s because only one person is thinking.
      Come join us and have fun. Also if you will write the moderator in the contact us section, he can tell you if their is a BS group in your area. He will keep all info confidential.
      So you see there is a lot to choose from and you will be among friends. No one will beat up on you. Take car my sister. Talk to you later.

      P.S. Some of the sisters are on skype. Come on Saturday nite if you can and let’s see if we can do an online study. Do you have unlimited long distance? if not dial thru skype. It is free.

    • Jacqueline

      Pat,Richard Rawe on Sunday number is: 218)5483324 code 534929#

  • Jacqueline

    Hi Pat,
    I am sorry it took me so long to answer but Sundays I meet at 12:00pm by phone hook-up with a group of witnesses and ex-witnesses for bible reading and discussion. At 1:00 Upper Ministries is on that same hook-up. There are witnesses and ex-witnesses and persons from other religions meeting in a home in Massachusetts. Many of us come in via internet and phone for participation. Then at 2:00 There is another Bible discussion group with Richard Rawe who was a witness sine the 1930’s and others. Then I go to dinner. So Sunday is a full day with all the pre-study for each.
    Many think that when you leave the watchtower society, you leave God, but that is not the case. I really study the Bible now, and can understand more accurately what it is saying. I don’t have a doctrinal view in my way, just Jesus and Holy Spirit, where there are two or three meeting in his name we can be assured of Holy Spirit.
    I agree with you, we could never go to those false teachings, that is why I have chosen to go back to the original BS and relearn what I was taught as a child. (I was BS influenced in my youth, I will blog about that later).
    The Dawn is also Bible Students. Each Bible Student
    congregation is autonomous. They all hold the same basic beliefs as stated on the we We believe Tab.
    I will ask the administrator to post is there is more info on this.
    On the How to leave the witnesses without losing your family tab you will find a lot of helpful comments. You don’t seem to have that problem so much, but like most witnesses we are taught that this is the only way to be saved. You have to be associated with the watchtower. That is what causes some distress.
    By all means Fade, don’t put yourself out there as a scrapegoat, protect your mental health, because they might say you are apostate and that will be a very difficult judicial committee.
    I encourage you to read more of what is on this site, you will find the fine difference between JW and BS. You might also like to join in on so of our discussions tell more of us your story and we will help you. It is so nice when there are actual voices of real people to hear.Talk to you later.
    In Christ,

  • mrs fader

    HI.I hope the program you were listening to was recorded so we an listen to it…I’m very interested in learning what the BS teach as I could never go back to the teaching of hell fire and the soul and so on.I love the basic truth I learned as a witness and that the BS have.What is the difference in the BS and the Dawn…….You asked about my familey.I just have one son that is a jw,and he lives along way away.He doesn’t know how I’m feeling about things and I don’t want him to know.The rest of my kids are out.I have a few friends in the cong.But there friendship is very conditional,as you know.I feel very sad about how I feel,at one time the “truth”was every thing to me.So much has changed.At the same time my mind feels free.Right now I feel like I don’t want to go back at all.My husband is not well,so I’m going to use that if any one calls or comes over.I sure don’t want to talk to the bro.What are your thoughts on fading with out much attention.It is so nice to talk to some one about this.Thank you for being there.Till next time..

  • Jacqueline

    Hello Pat, I have been checking to see if you commented.
    I too was baptized in 1960 so I could vacation pioneer. Remember the 100 hr. 33 return visit and 100 magazine placement required. I was twelve years old. I was told 1984 was the date at that time,not many people remember that. It was 70yrs plus 14. I will began a blog of my life as a witness and you can too on this page.
    I just decided to stop going physically to the Kingdom Hall in Aug. 2009. I listen in on the telephone hook-up until January of this year. I never missed.
    I saw an announcement on the Dawn Bible website about a convention for the Chicago Bible Students being held in a suburb of Chicago. It was one of the coldest days of the year. I found it and recognized immediately that these were the people from my past. With this support system behind me and their kindness I was able to break free.
    I didn’t leave because of all the big problems. When a church came to my house to help with the flooding in my basement and I told them I was a witness. They didn’t ask why aren’t they helping, they just did more. That was it August 2009. Isn’t it strange that there is a straw that broke the Camel’s back.
    It took me 10 yrs to fade. I have over 200 relatives still witnesses. I dropped little tidbits at a time to test and see if I had any relatives that were doubting also. I held them dear. I also kept a very close relationship with all my relatives and the young ones that had left or were disfellowshiped always knew I would talk to them openly. So you might say I made friends before I faded. I was very vocal on scripture in my comments. I explained them properly, my congregation was not surprised when I stopped. A circuit overseer said from the stage, “we know you are going to leave let us help you.” That story is on http://www.sixscreensofthewatchtower.com.
    What problems are you having? Other than your husband, is there other family in the truth? Do they live in your city? Do you have other associates outside of the witnesses. Your husband is a great asset, he is your ally. Also having a network like this one and sixscreens will help you so that you can heal and move on. Also learning the doctrinal truths from others thoughts will help you realize Jesus’ role in God’s plan. You see we have our time frames wrong as witnesses. Just reading some of the books from the BS, helped me to see the scriptures more accurately. Pray and Holy Spirit kicked in after I admitted I needed help. I am listening to sixscreens now and an active ministerial servant is on 712-432-8710 code 9925#. This is Sat. nite at 7:30pm they are still on now.
    Talk to you soon.

  • mrs fader

    Hi Jacqueline,was so nice to meet you last night.My word 62 years.You have me beat by about 15 years.I became a jw in the early 60’s.I was a young women with small children.I fell away for about 12 years.I got back in about 3 years ago,but somthing isn’t right.The generation change is the strangest thing I have ever heard of.The generation sence 1914 are gone so this new change is like to keep every one with new excitement waiting for the end.Many other things.I just want to walk away,but it isn’t easy at all.I have missed many meetings and I just turn in token service to keep the bro away.My husband fell away about 20 years ago.He would love for me to leave…I’m trying.I think of you in for 62 years.What made you leave after so many years of service.Was it fast or just over time.Please share your thoughts with me.Please call me Pat.

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