MELISSA – Hurting to Healing with Melissa Melissa’s Website: Genesis5020Melissa’s Genesis Ministry Facebook Page Hurting to Healing Program Archives Melissa has put together a series of support programs discussing her experiences leaving the Jehovah’s Witness religion after being raised in the Watchtower.
Her “Hurting to Healing” broadcasts offer hope to those going through the process of leaving Jehovah’s Witnesses and reaching loved-ones still involved in this religion.
PHONE: 719-355-7164 ext 284 PHONE HOURS ARE (Central Time): My growing years in the Midwest were spent as a 3rd generation Jehovah’s Witness, but not in the traditional sense you would think.
When my mother became one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in her early 30’s.
She introduced ‘the truth’ to her birth parents and siblings, and so most of my relatives on her side are Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Reproved and put out, paralyzed in a complete state of rejection, it was then that I died but yet was awakening to the fact that my entire life was a lie.
There were times that I tried to end the pain and many times I cried to something in the sky to take away the pain, to take away the hurt.
Crying out that I needed someone or something, I didn’t care what or who it was.
Sad to say, my life for many years was a reflection of that.
My mother and one brother still serve as active Jehovah’s Witnesses and shun me as instructed by the organization.
So much was denied to me growing up in a Jehovah’s Witness home that I spent several years just experiencing all the world had to offer once those apron strings were cut.