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Reaching others with love

Welcome to my blog.  I did not know what I would blog about and figured God would direct me when the time was right.  On January 19, 2012 something happened that made it clear to me as to what my blog should be about.  I will be using my blog to tell the story of how I am trying to reach my family or whoever God wants me to reach.

I am dedicating my blog to the stories of my witnessing work to lovingly reach those who are struggling.  My first blog is about the continuing challenges I am having with my own family.  For almost a year after I told them that I did not believe what they believed, they did not shun me, but that all changed on January 19, 2012.  Because it took them so long to make the decision to shun me, I believe there is spot in their hearts to hear the truth.

My recent encounter with Jehovah's Witnesses

Recently, I had an interesting encounter with the Jehovah's Witnesses. To tell you about it I must give a little background. Sometime in 2008, my Jehovah's Witness mother who lives out of state called the local congregation in my area to tell them t...Read More

It has been a while

It has been since Februray that I have written a blog. I have had a year of ups and downs. With the holiday around the corner, I find myself missing my family. Although Jehovah's Witnesses do not celebrate the holidays, it was still a time where ever...Read More

No change and still no contact

Not much new to report on trying to reach my Jehovah's Witness family with the truth. Now that they have disowned me, they won't return phone calls or emails. I am sad, but moving along with life. I am now thinking of who else I need to tell. Last...Read More

Reaching out to others

It was a rough Saturday night with my mom formally stating she is disowning/shunning me. I had a good cry and went to bed. After a night of praying to God for his help, I woke up Sunday morning, my brain filled with thoughts of what needed to be said...Read More

A futile effort for now

Well, tonight was the last phone call with my mother, as she officially disowned me. My final words to her after she said she was no longer going to have any contact with me (and I might add screaming at the top of my lungs, as though I had been free...Read More

The wait continues and it seems to be the beginning of shunning

It is one week and one day after that dreaded Janaury 19th evening when my mother indicated we were not welcome to come visit her. How quickly things have moved. My last verbal contact with my sister was Thursday the 19th and with my mother it was S...Read More

I will not give up

Someone once said that if you are going to try to convince a Jehovah's Witness that the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society is not in line with the Bible, when you move on it and start the process, you must move quickly. It also occured to me that...Read More

Still no contact with my family

Not much news today. Still no call or email from either my mother or sister after sending my letter to them yesterday morning. It was a rough day for me. Lots of sadness and crying. The thought that I may never be able to speak to my family again ...Read More

A final plea for a familys love

My mother was supposed to have called last evening to find out the decision my husband made regarding letting the elders into our home to ask them our questions. She never called. I have been praying incessantly on this matter. I asked God to give...Read More

Spiritual Warfare

An update to my last blog, my husband, our pastor and I have decided not to allow the JW elders in our home. There will only be one outcome - that is the elders going back to my family and telling them I am apostate and to shun me. My mother will...Read More