My family has been with the religious side of the world through out my entire life. I grew up knowing the religion they have established for themselves, especially my dad.. he’s very religious, but not in a catholic way of praying for the saints, instead he prays directly to THE ONE ABOVE. As for my mom, she’s the one i found myself following the footsteps from, she’s learned the teachings of Born Again, Catholicism, Iglesia ni Cristo, Jehovah, and many more (who knows?) and i, myself, am learning those also. Well, there is more room for curiosity.
Growing up between two different parents is not an issue, but my own beliefs? my own principles? my own religion? what and who should i follow? what and who should i believe? I have come to partially conclude my own life when the BOOK OF BIBLE STORIES came to my life as my 8th birthday gift and that was way back 2004.
The book has been a part of me as i read it more than a dozen times, the beginning of the Earth, the disobedience, the siblings, the loyal, the good samaritan story, the great Moses, the fall, the flood, the birth of Christ, and more. And as i got my first watchtower 2004, i got intrigued knowing that my favorite book of all time was from JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES JW!. The moment i learned that it came from them, i started reading their WATCHTOWERs and WAKE UPs with different languages of English, Tagalog and Ilocano.
(Below: Issue 2004 and 2010 side by side)
It was very knowledgeable, very informative, very bible-like with all the teachings, lessons, and even quizzes at the back!.