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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
    SoCal (formerly 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. Will have my first part at my new congregation tonight. ¡Ay ay ay! At least the topic is something I can identify with :)

    1. Good-O

      Good-O

      You will do great.  Enjoy your new congregation!  

    2. Miss Mouse

      Miss Mouse

      Great keep up the good work ..........when is your next trip to Finland ?

    3. LoneWanderer

      LoneWanderer

      @Miss Mouse, gonna take a while, unfortunately. The move cost so much and I am only about now finding work over here. Would love to go in the summer if I could, but I doubt that is gonna happen. At least we can take our cats to my wife's parents while we are gone. In Sweden always struggled to find a catsitter.

  2. Struggling with new kind of culture/way of doing things in the ministry and in my new congregation. But just wanted to share my Instagram post here concerning our very special attendant showing people to their seats :bringiton:

     

    special_attendant201901.jpg.5c264e5fef26324a2d5e3987d7c8dc75.jpg

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    2. Miss Bea

      Miss Bea

      You will do fine, dear brother. I am so happy for you. Enjoy your new changes. In time, it will just be normal. Then, we get to have more new changes! The new system! 

    3. nanceebgd46

      nanceebgd46

       

      Hi Julius,

      I was- raised and lived in Southern California most of

      my life.  Just curious, what city have you landed in....it will just

      let me know what part of the Los Angeles area you are located

      in....yes, California is a GIANT change for you and your wife...keep 

      your chin up....and give yourself time to acclimate to such a different environment.

      Agape.....to both of you:heart:

    4. Friends just call me Ross

      Friends just call me Ross

      Oh...my...That is simply precious!!! ❤️❤️❤️

      Thanks for sharing and I hope your assimilation into your new congregation

      goes smoothly for you.  ((((((Brother Julius)))))

  3. I like your username. B)

    1. carlos

      carlos

      But it's not true anymore. :whistling:

  4. w00t, I am here now!! Going through immigration was a breeze, especially as my wife was able to take the same 11-hour flight. Just no idea when I might get my SSN (gov't shutdown) or let alone green card so going with wife's salary for the time being, ugh... At least we FINALLY get to start our married life! Scared going to my new congregation for the first time tomorrow night, though.

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    2. hatcheckgirl

      hatcheckgirl

      Julius, the brothers and sisters will love you!  Enjoy your new life together.

    3. Miss Bea

      Miss Bea

      I’m so happy for the both of you. May you thrive spiritually under your new conditions. You will. Just be patient for the mundane things.

    4. nanceebgd46

      nanceebgd46

      Julius,

        I am so glad you and your wife will be able

      to be together as one.  Keep your chin

      up and find as much contentment with your

      wife in your new surroundings.  Agape to you 

      both.:heart:

  5. While no Organization-made translation exists, I suggest Greenlandic 😁 http://old.bibelselskabet.dk/grobib/web/bibelen.htm The word “Chapter” is short and sweet—“Kapitel”, but that is because that word is borrowed from Danish! — Edit: Man is this forum software smart... Too many messages within a short time from this guy so it merged my posts with different topics together 🙈 Oh yeah, attaching a picture of the Finnish NWT that my parents sent me on WhatsApp.
  6. A couple of more languages are in!! Got a word from my parents that they were told word is not be spread until all congregations have seen the delayed stream on Sunday. They had their streaming yesterday when Br. Morris from the Governing Body released the revised New World Translation in Finnish and Lithuanian. The previous revision in Finnish was from 1995 whereas in Lithuanian the Organization has never released the complete Bible before. When the Scandinavian languages (except Faroese and Icelandic) got their revised Bibles 10-11 months ago I was pretty much “Meh whatevz” even though I have lived in Sweden for the past 11 years or so. Now the revised NWT is already available through JW Library even though it was supposed to be available from tomorrow (Monday) evening. Can’t wait to get my hands on a printed copy! I guess this shows what is the language of my heart after all Cool to have it before big languages like German and Spanish, too! No pictures yet but guess they will be making their way round Instagram later.
  7. 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. LoneWanderer

      LoneWanderer

      Thanks for asking, Miss Bea :squeeze:

      She should arrive here on Saturday and will be staying a week. When she departs, we will hopefully have more airline miles we can utilize to partially pay for our flights. Friends and family have been donating generously so I will try to buy more miles and then get our flights. The idea was to fly back together when she comes here in December/January, but now I have got less than two months to clear my apartment and put the rest away in my basement storage :help:Will likely be subletting my studio apartment to a brother or a sister.

    3. Miss Bea

      Miss Bea

      Sounds busy. Good stuff. I’m happy for you. Stay focused, and you will have this all done before you know it! 

  8. 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!

  9. 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 

  10. 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!

  11. 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.
  12. 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. ...

  13. ♫  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”.

  14. -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)

  15. Even less exclusivity for us servants having been granted a log-in access on jw.org, then ...
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