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LoneWanderer

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About LoneWanderer

  • Rank
    Villag..I mean, Forum Idiot
  • Birthday 04/24/1987

Personal Details

  • Gender
    Brother
  • First Name
    Julius
  • Relationship Status
    Married!!
  • Displayed Location
    Concrete Suburbs of Northern Europe
  • Publisher
    Yes, Sir-ee.
  • Baptized
    Yes (2006).

How I Found the Truth

  • How I found the Truth
    Raised in a Witness family, but nearly drifted away before ever getting baptized. Emotional issues a big test with developing any kind of relationship with Jehovah. Up and down, up and down, 'tis a rollercoaster.

My Hobbies & Interests

  • My Interests
    - Wackiness and not conforming to the social rules around me.
    - Can get loud.
    - Like to feel useful in the congregation such as doing public reading or making lists on the notice board.
    - Feel more comfortable expressing my faith by answering when there are not as many people present.
    - Disliking people and socialising yet wanting to have friends (yes, I know it’s a dilemma duhhhh).
    - Used to be greatly involved with learning a foreign language 2008-2017 (a Semitic language spoken in Eritrea/Ethiopia) to further the Kingdom interests with my feeble share. Got burnt out and lost the focal point I had had spiritually for so many years.
    - Pressing "Like" on people's posts rather than writing a reply.

Recent Profile Visitors

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  1. Our GoFundMe (begging) campaign ahead of my move is going well and more importantly, we are down to single digits (in days) until I get to see wifey 🔜:ecstatic:

    1. Miss Bea

      Miss Bea

      So now, how’s it going?

  2. I usually detest excessive use of exclamation marks but as of today...CEAC Status: Visa Issued!!!!!!!! THANK YOU JEHOVAH!!!!

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    2. LoneWanderer

      LoneWanderer

      @Loopy, am I so overly emotional that I seem like a woman? :cry::eek: :laugh:

    3. Loopy

      Loopy

      OOPS! 

       

      My BAD!!!!! :lol1:

    4. cerebral ecstasy

      cerebral ecstasy

      I'm giving you flowers...make of that what you will LOL!

  3. JWTalk got some US Embassy fame today as the consular officer asked me what sort of message board is that 😅

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    2. ChocoBro

      ChocoBro

      I don't get it. How did the US Consulate know you were on JWTalk?

    3. LoneWanderer

      LoneWanderer

      @ChocoBro, she wanted to know where I had the first contact with my wife (immigrant visa) 🤐 I first said a discussion board, but she wanted to know which forum and what it is about 😅

    4. campanula

      campanula

        LoL .... now it's clear what's going on behind the curtain 

  4. Approaching

    (hopefully) the last bits of the visa progress... Got an appointment for my visa interview scheduled. Need to go through a full medical before which I am nervous over considering my medical history. Applying for an immigrant visa is not for the poor, the whole process medical included must have cost $1,200-1,400 so far!

    1. hatcheckgirl

      hatcheckgirl

      All the best, hoping it all went well.  Visas to immigrate to Australia cost around $7000 now.  😱  Not for the poor either!

  5. Same here, ours will be on Sunday ☺️ The only thing I will be missing are any videos because we rent a municipal sports hall for our assemblies and there are no screens. The Spanish usually have got one day of the weekend and we the other.
  6. Anxiously waiting to receive an appointment for my immigrant visa interview...

    1. Sheep

      Sheep

      Oh my! You weren't already an immigrant? So, where are you migrating from/to?

    2. LoneWanderer

      LoneWanderer

      Yeah, I am already an immigrant; hoping to become a double immigrant... Just hoping to be reunited with my wife in the US, 5,500 miles away 😥

    3. tekmantwo

      tekmantwo

      I pray that it works out for you Brother. ...

  7. ♫  Confident in You ♩ — I need to make it my ringtone! ^_^

    1. Miss Bea

      Miss Bea

      That little reminder. 

      A line from one of Mandy Pitinkin’s songs rings through my head. I’d like it to be a ringtone. “Something’s coming, something good”.

  8. -12 degrees Celsius (10.4 degrees Fahenheit) and wind from north-east AAAHHHHHH :taz:

    In service we mostly have to stay outside the apartment complexes to wait if anybody happens to be coming in or going out.

    1. Astrid

      Astrid

      Yes, it's even colder in Vienna, -15 c. So crazy!

      I hope spring will be here after these last winter days! 

    2. booboo

      booboo

      Oh my i do not envy that. It is a Very unseasonable warm 58 degrees Fahrenheit here in the southeast part of the Mitten State, USA! And I am inside sick with a cold unable to get out and enjoy the sunshine (the doggies aren’t real happy with that either boo hoo ) keep warm my brother and sister.B)

  9. Even less exclusivity for us servants having been granted a log-in access on jw.org, then ...
  10. Yes, indeed. And my answer could be exactly same as with the previous post. Apostates cried foul play in the media, biased outlets/reporters picked up the story and made it an issue. In the end, the brothers went to the Minister of Justice, had a nice chat and showed her the "secret" book that elders use. Don't remember the exact title since I am not an elder but Shepherding the Flock Under Your Care, right? But surely people who claim that they now have been freed for life, could use it for upbuilding purposes and save the world. But no, instead, they are wasting everybody's time intent on trying frame trouble by decree of law But as you said, it seems like that there are influencial elements who hate the Witnesses and who are willing to do anything to try to hinder us. Fortunately these made-up issues are not going to hinder open-minded individuals to listen to the whole story if/when meet them in service Edit: When I was growing up in Finland, there were never major issues with apostates trying to cause problems. The opposition came from other sources. So as such, to Finland it is a fairly new phenomenon, and likely a reason why media are picking up on these stories–thinking that these quitters are a novelty and a reliable source for information.
  11. Urgh. I know I should let it go... I have just always had such a strong sense of justice. Watched a Netflix show this morning that out of the blue at the very end made fun of Witness' morals. That I can understand that worldly people do that. But the video clip used as a basis was most likely a training video for the elders (this service year's KMS?). Ie. a leaked video that aposta-crap had posted on the web X( Grrr... The legal dept sure would have a lot to do if they had to catch every single copyrighted video uploaded :X

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    2. alohapaulette

      alohapaulette

      True, however, wisdom prevails.  The so called "Streisand Effect" is a valid issue to consider.

       

      http://mynetwords.com/Streisand-effect

    3. LoneWanderer

      LoneWanderer

      I am not having as much trouble with Bible morals being mocked since I know that is a commonly prevailing attitude. However, I don't like videos intended for internal use that were never made available to the public, appearing in the weirdest of contexts. Too bad there are individuals who can't or won't listen to the direction that particular material is not for general circulation. The production company responsible for this particular series probably didn't know the video had never been available to public distribution. Perhaps something some ill-willing individual had uploaded on YouTube.

    4. Stormswift

      Stormswift

      It's a good lesson for all of us - that IF we allow pride to creep in then we could allow Satan to enter even amongst the congregation ... and that will happen right up to the end. Jesus is in control of the congregations - we have to just focus on our end goal and leave that to him. 

  12. Now, I have not been living in Finland for more than 10 years, but as far as I recall the ruckus in the media was caused by an apostate (the apostates). The Finnish Ministry of Justice, primarily through the Data Protection Ombudsman then had his to say about the issue as the question was raised. The general opinion being that it is invasive of personal privacy to have any notes of your residence, political opinions and/or religious views made of you. Of course the people do not (want to) understand why we make notes of the people we meet in service.
  13. I've been reading a bit on this on Finnish news and much of it is from the angle of Witnesses getting favourable treatment compared to other conscientious objectors. They like to bring up how UN/Amnesty have criticised Finland on the inequality in treating different conscientious objectors (Witnesses <-> non-Witnesses), yet often what is forgotten is that Finnish brothers had to spend 10-12 months in jail for their conviction prior to mid-80s. Some seem to want a return to that sort of a procedure. My dad was in prison (gotta ask him exactly how long, have forgotten despite having heard the story x thousand times ) soon(ish?) after marrying my mom and the brothers a decade or so before him were incarcerated in even worse conditions. The main media outlet YLE (comparable to BBC, CBC etc.) actually did an article on the "concentration camp of Witnesses", too, but it has been buried by all the complaining articles. You can run Google Translate on it, if you wish: https://yle.fi/uutiset/3-9918925 The rumour has it that the person who notified the Finnish president Mr Urho Kekkonen about the labour camp "back in the days" was his chaffeur, ie. one of our brothers. Edit: Brother Leinonen is usually featured in the Finnish media when Witness contact is required. He serves as a spokesman at the Finnish branch office, I think.
  14. Today, January 27, GB member Brother Morris released the revised (grey cover) translation of the NWT in Danish, Swedish and Norwegian in Herlufmagle, Denmark. A total of some 51,000 were present either at the Assembly Hall or tied in through JW Stream. The complete NWT was released for the first time in all three Scandinavian languages in early to mid 90's. I had to miss this great event and call in to a KH where the program was streamed (= inferior voice quality) as I am having my third flu this month. But w00t for all Danish-/Swedish-/Norwegian-speaking brothers and sisters!

    1. carlos

      carlos

      Congratulations! :)

      Julius, you may wish to post this as a topic instead of a status update. That way it will receive more attention. Few brothers will notice it here, and it's great news. :)

    2. tekmantwo

      tekmantwo

      Sorry to hear you're not well.  I hope you are better soonest. .

       

      Thanks for the Bible update. ..

  15. Taking trains and buses to get long-distance wifey from the airport. Plane to land in 15’ = YAYYY!!

    1. GrumpysWife

      GrumpysWife

      Be safe traveling! 

    2. GeordieGirl

      GeordieGirl

      How exciting for you both.  Take care. :)

       

    3. Miss Mouse

      Miss Mouse

      Just spent two months in Finland  & Estonia  .... happy your wife is finally arriving .  Very exciting . 

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