Well, it’s finally here! Or it’s finally over, depending on your individual point of view. Are you happy the new year is here or are you glad the old one is over? Personally, I am glad the new year is here. We’ve got lots in store for us this year and we’re excited about what God is going to do.
Speaking of which, the video below is a project we completed a number of weeks ago, but we decided to release it today, New Year’s day 2008. The video is based off of the video Brandon Heath did of his song, “I’m not who I was.” In our video we decided to show pictures of former Jehovah’s Witnesses describing who they were in the Watchtower and now who they are in Christ. Sit back, relax and enjoy the video and marvel with us at the difference that Jesus Christ makes in one’s life.
Song: Brandon Heath, “I’m not who I was.”
Brainchild for our video: Cheryl Irvin
Photography: Keith & Becky Walker
Video editing: David Ramos
We’d like to thank all of our ex-JW friends who participated in this project. We praise God for what He is doing in your lives and for what He will do through this video.
For more information please visit http://www.happyxwitness.com/
Becky and I attended the Witnesses Now For Jesus convention last weekend in Colorful Pennsylvania and had a wonderful time. There is a lot to report, but I can’t get into much of it now. We took numerous pictures and are currently working on a very cool project that we will post here once we get it finished.
One thing I will report now is that there was one man who was raised as a JW who made a profession for Christ. The Sunday of the convention was the very first time that he has ever participated in communion. We were honored to share with him in this glorious event. Praise God for His grace!
In the morning we leave for New Ringgold, Pennsylvania for the 2007 WNFJ convention. We will be staying at the Blue Mountain Christian Retreat center. We look forward to meeting new friends and reconnect with some old ones. There will be many wonderful testimonials and teachings from some great speakers.
This year I’ll be speaking during the Sunday service and have the privilege of conducting the communion service. If you know anything about JWs, they are forbidden to partake of the emblems. This fact alone makes this service very special as there is a good chance that there will be someone partaking for the very first time. I’ll report once I get back. If you would like to read more about the convention check out the PFO web site. There is also a pdf of the schedule.
Tomorrow night is our EX-JW support group. I was checking out the meetup web site and saw that they now have a new tool to help advertise your group. I’m going to fiddle with resizing it and see if I can place this badge on the right sidebar.
First, let me apologize for not blogging for almost a month. We have some mighty big things in the works and at last I get to announce one of them.
Our web site now has a new section titled, “HappyXWitness.com.” If one were to type that url into their browser, it would take them to our normal web site where they would see a banner with a HappyXWitness logo. Click on that logo and enter the new section where you can read testimonies of former Jehovah’s Witnesses who are happy that they are out and that they know Jesus Christ personally. There is also a link to our support group for former JWs.
This section of our site is a work in progress and we have a long way to go, but let me focus on the exciting part of this project. As many of you know, every year JWs “celebrate” the “Lord’s Evening Meal.” This year it is on April 2nd. This is the only religious holiday in which JWs participate. Attendance at Kingdom Halls for this service is much like Christmas and Easter is for Christians. If you are associated with JWs in any way, and you could only make one meeting all year, this would be the meeting.
In an attempt to advertise our support group for former JWs, we have placed 10 banners like the one pictured in strategic locations near Kingdom Halls around San Antonio. Please join us in prayer for God to use the banners to reach former JWs and to use our support group to bring them to Himself.