As a child I attended an AME church, and from there, a Presbyterian. By the time I was a teenager, I had stopped attending until a friend of mine introduced me to Jehovah's Witnesses. I studied with them for several years, but never became one because I never felt quite right about their teachings.
Then came 1975, and I felt surely most of my friends would leave when the WT prophesies did not come true. However, I had underestimated the inducement to stay...When a baptised JW leaves, they are subject to disfellowship and shunning by friends and family.
From time to time, I will talk and witness to JW's, even inviting them into my home for their "Bible" study (which is actually a WT publication study). I love being able to share the good news to them, and to help them question the constantly changing doctrines of the WT Society. Today, I am a member of a large Christian church and enjoy the freedom I have in Christ.
My Favorite Quote or Motto:If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor ~ Desmond Tutu