Allow me to introduce myself, I’m Pearl – a passionate old soul who whole heartily believes in divinity. Growing up on Sikh principals, values, and morals I have always welcomed and accepted others form of faiths with open arms and a curiosity to learn about the different paths to God people choose to take.
I was introduced to Jehovah’s Witnesses long ago when they showed up to my door to discuss teachings of the Bible and how to apply these teachings to everyday life, along with copies of Watchtower articles. Over the years my family continued to welcome them in to share beautiful comparisons and similarities between our faiths.
Walking into Kingdom Hall, I felt welcomed and although unaware of what the meeting had in store fairly confident that it would be easy to follow along. The Bible study was on dealing with anxiety, what most resonated with me was the teaching to give our anxieties, worries, and stress to Jehovah channeled through prayer. If one truly believes in the magnificence of Jehovah than they will recognize that he is here to aid us and relieve us from these worldly sorrows so we can pursue our perfect world (Mind, this is my interpretation). The second topic was about the power of our words and too only speak though the pureness and essence of Jehovah. This talk was interesting because the congregation was actively involved in bringing up relateable scenarios to watch and adjust our language and mannerisms to embody a holy essence.
Overall I found the Sunday meeting completely enlightening and delightful, it was apparent that those that made the effort to come were effectively trying to become better humans through the laws of the holy Bible. I found everyone to be completely welcoming and passionate about their faith.
Members of the community warm heartily welcomed us into their home for lunch, as we continued to discuss back and forth about the faith. If there is one thing I know for sure – it’s that Jehovah’s Witness will always have a direct verse and reference to any question asked from the Bible, very impressive. The conversation was warm, and despite typical stereotypes about Jehovah’s Witnesses I did not feel pressured into converting but more so to gain valuable knowledge about their beliefs. I definitely learned more about Christianity than I ever have before and I would recommend that to anyone 🙂 So grateful to have been a recipient to the hospitality of Emma and her beautiful family.
Interestingly enough later that day my friends and I met up to witness the beautiful sunset and full Moon to take place, unconsciously we ended up in a near by Jehovah’s Witness parking lot (which I’ve never acknowledged before). Once again a Divine force had played a little thought provoking event to peacefully end the adventure that was the day.
The kingdom hall we visited was located on the outskirts of Kitchener, Ontario… in Amish county – Definitely a culture shock to see the Amish lifestyle and I look forward to learning more about them.