Years later as I stood on my porch chatting with my mailman, here comes this diminutive person I recognized as being Nancy, "not wanting to offend" me, but wanted to invite me to a Passover service at their Kingdom Hall! I was so amused by her meekness, I accepted the pamphlet she handed me, and promised I would attend.
The "service" was nothing like I expected, the sermon being even more quizzical! Their rationale intrigued me when it came to the "communion," which was passed around but no one could partake of it. It's reserved for the "elect!" I also accepted the offer to "study" their bible with them!
I felt nothing but admiration for the zeal with which these people dedicate themselves to their mission! I felt nothing but embarrassment at how I, and so many more, were so willing to sit back and do nothing to promote the word of God, albeit we are saved!
The Kingdom Hall had a schedule of everyone participating in the upkeep of the building as well as the grounds, all of which were immaculate! Wow, again!
Nancy, I noticed, meticulously kept up with the hours she would put into her "work" on a tablet! It seemed she and all the others had to account as to how much time they spent in the pursuit of their mission.
Thus it was that I came to "know" many through the "socializing" that was done at the different homes I attended for my studies. Through this socializing it became evident to me that, that which they presumably believed and taught was not what they applied to their own lives!
Whereas they opposed government, elections, courts, they were not shy to avail of such to further their own ambitions be it through work, one as a Housing Inspector, another in a Legal Aid office, or suing someone: four cases I met within the extremely small group of people I came to know, to include one who ducked out of being in a Jury by carrying with him a bible from which he'd quoted (the Housing Inspector), while his wife was in a lawsuit due to a car accident injury... What frauds!!
Well, some three months of it taught me all I needed to know about this cult! And a cult it definitely is, their every moment to have an accounting! Very sad, for I met some lovely people, the cleanest ever, respectful of others, polite to the extreme. Their fellow-shipping is something to be envied: they are genuinely close, with frequent gatherings in which all participate, to include the games with the children!! Yes! I was envious of such equilibrium!
I read somewhere that convention centers love it when they rent out to the Jehovah's Witnesses for they know that the building and the grounds will be returned to them in immaculate condition!