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Sunday, June 1, 2014

The Story of Elke van Beesel

My own story, is remarkable.  I was raised in the Watchtower Society of Jehovah's Witnesses and, at six years of age, was a offered up to a pedophile.  He told me to shut up, otherwise, I would lose my family.  The pedophile was a respected "brother" in the Watchtower Society.  He was also an artist, painting small children in the congregation.  Then he used us as his "material" to have sex.  I have horrible memories  about this, but the memories only began when I was older.  During my teenage years, I was very sick, psychologically.  No one asked why, so I hid it, deep in my soul.

When I was fifty years old, I told the elders what had happened when I was six years old and I refused to be quiet about it.  Then, I did lose my family!  This happened six years ago and I was disfellowshipped and shunned because I reflected about the Watchtower Society's policies for handling pedophiles and their victims.  The elders didn't care about my history.  The only thing they cared about was the reproach (on the Watchtower Society of Jehovah's Witnesses) that would come from making public what happened to me.  I told them, "I've been a Jehovah's Witness for forty-four years.  Please, let me have six weeks for a timeout."  They only gave me two weeks.  I wasn't ready to submit to the restrictions they imposed, so they disfellowshipped and shunned me.  The horrible thing is that the elders in my congregation told me to get out.  They wanted me to beg for forgiveness for having criticized the Watchtower Society!


It's rough when you see your oldest son and your only doughter don't want to speak to you.   My ex-husband, who is an elder, is still in pursuit (in court, etc.) of me today.   It's about money.  He sees me as a dead person, because I'm disfellowshipped, but when it's about money, he sees me as a living person, in the highest degree.  It's strange...but it's also not a Christian way to solve things.  I also discovered that my ex-husband has some help from his "brothers" in the same business.  They help each other in their hate of alleged apostates.  I have seen shocking things about them manipulating their former partners.  They are involved in sending out "hate-letters," and leaving phone messages, and never answer when anyone calls them back.

I haven't seen two of my four children, nor have I seen my three grandchildren for four years.  That's so sad.  You cant survive such hate against yourself, and against the Watchtower Society without Jesus Christ.  It will eat you up!  So, today I'm a Christian.  Without Jesus, I would take my life.  I see things from another point of view now.

I am writing my autobiography, "Whole and Free," which will soon be finished.

NOTE:  If you are a former or Ex-Jehovah's Witness, who would like to have your case reviewed legally, concerning you or your child having been molested/raped and receiving no assistance from anyone in the Watchtower Society, you can contact William H. Bowen, the founder of silentlambs.org.  For confidential contact info, check with Admin. in "The Truth Behind Jehovah's Witnesses" group on Facebook.

If you would like to have your CHILD CUSTODY case reviewed, William H. Bowen also founded the Jehovah's Witnesses Child Custody website to provide information and assistance for former or Ex-Jehovah's Witnesses with child custody issues. 

If you are a former or Ex-Jehovah's Witness in need of counseling concerning you or your child having been molested/raped, please go to the Silent Lambs website for assistance.  http://www.silentlambs.org/assistance/index.cfm

Want to know where to find the concrete evidence against the Governing Body of the Watchtower Society of Jehovah's Witnesses?  Here's a few links to get you started:
 
Facts About Jehovah's Witnesses

Silent Lambs

Watchtower Documents.Com

Watchers of the Watchtower World

Advocates for Awareness of Watchtower Abuses (AAWA)

Ex-Jehovah's Witnesses Online

^^^ The above website includes "An Elder Shares His Honest Opinions"
http://ex-jw.com/elder-shares-honest-opinions  (THAT should be an interesting read!)