I’m proud to be a Jehovah’s Witness. I was raised with strong principles and morals by loving parents who tried very hard to always take care of and protect me. I know in this modern world religion is a taboo subject. I myself feel a certain twinge at the overly dramatic way some religious persons present their beliefs. The purpose of this blog however, is to help people understand and be more aware of the way others live. So I will open up about my life so you can understand my beliefs better. Here is what it’s like for me to travel as a Jehovah’s Witnesses.
There are over 8 million Jehovah’s Witnesses worldwide, which I admit is a small number compared to other mainstream religions. What sets us apart from other religions is that while being imperfect people we try very hard to live by Bible principles. You can’t be a Jehovah’s Witnesses if you are a liar, or a cheat, or a thief, among other things. So while some people find following God’s commands overly restrictive, I view it as a protection.
I can travel anywhere in the world, walk into any Kingdom Hall (that’s what we call places of worship) and instantly feel safe and at home. If you don’t believe me you should try it. The local congregation in your area will welcome you too. We are a true united family of brothers and sisters.
When I want to travel somewhere I usually start by asking any number of my friends if they have contacts in the area I want to visit. If they do, then I can email that person and be invited into their home.
I know when I go there I can trust them. They aren’t going to be a drug addicts or creepy perverts or raging alcoholics because all of those things go against bible principles. I can also be pretty sure the house will be clean and my new friends hospitable, since both are bible principles as well. It’s comforting to know I will be safe and looked after and my belongs in no danger of disappearing. I’ve made more lifelong friends this way than I can count.
So while I still stay in resorts, and hotels, and hostels, and camp, and backpack I’ve never expieranced the horror stories I’ve heard from other travelers because I know if there is ever an emergency I can head to the closest Kingdom Hall and have an instant family.
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