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Stormswift

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About Stormswift

Personal Details

  • Gender
    Sister
  • First Name
    Mandi
  • Relationship Status
    Married
  • Displayed Location
    New Zealand
  • Publisher
    Yes
  • Baptized
    Yes

How I Found the Truth

  • How I found the Truth
    Third Generation Witness - so Jehovah has been part of my life forever and I hope forever will mean just that. Was hoping my children would be the fourth generation, but at the moment that hope looks bleak.

My Hobbies & Interests

  • My Interests
    I have many interests apart from spiritual interests which of course are my foremost. I am a foodie - love cooking (baking is okay but more cooking) - love writing short stories and reading ... I play the piano and draw portraits. I also love
    doing sign language. (NZSL).

    I love people in general, but mostly I love my brothers and sisters.
  • My favorite books
    The Bible is a given - otherwise I wouldn't be here but some secular books I enjoy - is the simple 'Lorax' by Dr. Seuss - (I have to think more about this one - don't have a lot of time to read secular literature).
  • My favorite music
    I love a wee bit of everything. Love the Beatles music but not their singing (I know that creates controversy), easy listening, SOME country - like "The Impossible" by Joe Nicols - songs that tell stories I think.
  • My favorite quotes
    See from the inside out, not from the outside in.

    (Sometimes it's hard to see people as Jehovah sees them but I do try).

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  1. I'm not sure of what part you're talking about. But there's nothing in the scriptures to indicate otherwise. I would have thought getting married was a natural thing for some in the New System - the marriage arrangement was instituted in Eden prior to Adam and Eve sinning - so it seems logical to me.
  2. It could be the age of the gas lines and the inability or refusal of authorities to replace them. Maybe? Just read Jerry's comment - I concur!! LOL. In our City - we are having a similar maintenance issue with the water pipes.
  3. Wow. Tort - hopefully it works out with that. Our chappie who came is an atheist ... we've started a study in the good news brochure ... well he's also an alcoholic so attention span is a little short for now. He's very honest and says he wants to believe but can't, so his head knowledge is stopping his heart, hopefully giving him accurate knowledge will jumpstart the heart. He came to the meeting ... looked at me (Tom was sick so another couple and myself picked him up) and said: "Don't expect me to sing the songs will you? - I said No No just observe so you know what goes on here that's fine. Welllll ... he sung all the songs and was the loudest out of all four of us - very nice voice. Young chap well 44ish ... looking foward to where Jehovah is taking us on this one.
  4. I must say, it's been quite exciting not just for me but our local congregations, there's seems to be an upsurge of studies coming to the meeting. Jehovah blessed me with two coming and another thinking about it. It's very encouraging not just for myself but for my studies and the congregations. How's the Bible Study attendance by you all? Any nice experiences?
  5. This is by no means a suggestion for anyone else, but my bar is - once one of Jehovah's laws is broken then I back away from it. So for me the key is knowing and understanding Jehovah's laws. And the other factor : Is it being reported on (as in the news) or is it unnecessarily graphic. Like the brother that got up from the movie in the theatre (2018 Courage Convention) - possibly the movie advertised was okay with his conscience initially, but once he watched it - maybe some content caught him by surprise. Or maybe his conscience DID bother him initially, and it took something more to give him the courage to get up and walk out. There are so many variations, spiritual levels, experiences, and research - you can't say which goes with who - only yourself.
  6. Obedience over sacrifice yes ... even in the little things.
  7. Stormswift

    Post a picture... Any picture

    My Mouse drawing. (coloured pencils on black paper one of my favourite mediums). This one is special because it actually worked out. haha.
  8. Stormswift

    So...

    You could also be sitting at the carts and talking to a disfellowshipped person without realizing it. The thing is there are three types of disfellowshipped ones: Those who are trying to come back - these will abide by the restrictions put on them by the elders. They are very unlikely to come on here, unless they were here already prior to being disfellowshipped. Then as Shawn said they are honest with us and we activate our processes for the protection of the members and out of love for the individual. Those disfellowshipped ones who aren't repentant. They may try to come onto the site ... and may even hide themselves for a bit, but that's where the moderated posts will catch most of those and why we allow time to pass before we make new members full members. They usually can't help themselves but reveal what is in their hearts. Then you have those who actively oppose Jehovah ... and sometimes they slip through too, but remain silent in the background until they cannot remain silent anymore - then whoooosh they are gone. We can't guarantee that none of the above aren't on the site just as you can't guarantee that new person or that visitor in your kingdom hall is truly a witness until they start to display spiritual qualities or the opposite. But we can guarantee that members will report anyone they are suspicious about and with the vast array of mderators from most of the time zones ... we are vigilant and have minimized the risk as much as we are able to do. Anyone who ventures online are aware of these risks ... but can also discern for themselves who are spiritual people by their posts ... especially over an extended period of time. We had a guy coming to our meetings feigning interest - turned out that he confessed he was planted there by another religion to see what we really teach. - while that can actually have a good result my point here is we don't know who strangers are at the meeting or in the witnessing work. Hope that helps.
  9. Actually what a lovely thought ... if you think about Russia, all they have done is dissolve the legal identity ... which is going to be dissolved anyway ... but in no way have they touched the organization from a spiritual aspect. Our Russian brothers and sisters are leading the way!
  10. I don't think 'The Society' is ever WRONG to use, but sometimes people can get confused between the spiritual out workings of Jehovah's earthly organization and its legal identity. Using the Branch or the Branch Office is being more definitive ... the Society is a more collective term. To keep pace with Jehovah's chariot ... it's not terms or words that will keep us up with it ... it is loyalty and obedience.
  11. Stormswift

    Increasing hemoglobin

    Don't like Dragonfruit - it's bland. Pretty looking though.
  12. Stormswift

    Increasing hemoglobin

    Yup to both. I also take Fulvic Acid and Olive leaf extract. Actually anything Dark Green or red. I've discovered I love red foods (that don't start with D) ... raspberries, beetroot, pommegranets, red apples - then the parsleys and celeries ... real good for the blood.
  13. Stormswift

    Increasing hemoglobin

    Also liquid Chlorophyll.
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