Life Stories of Jehovah’s Witnesses

Around the world, men and women have put Jehovah’s worship first in their lives. Their stories will encourage you and strengthen your faith.

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Get links to hundreds of life stories of Jehovah’s Witnesses published in The Watchtower and Awake! since 1955.

IRMA BENTIVOGLI

Serving the Giver of “Every Good Gift”

Though her memories of World War II are still vivid, Irma is thankful for the spiritual gifts she has received, such as good role models and Bethel service.

TERRY REYNOLDS

Jehovah Helped Me to Give Him My Best

Terry’s desire to make full-time service his career has led to various assignments, including missionary and Bethel service in Taiwan. Over 60 years after he began pioneering, he continues serving wholeheartedly with his wife, Wen-hwa.

ASTER PARKER

I Wanted a Life Fully Devoted to Jehovah

From an early age, Aster loved the truth. During a time of political unrest in Ethiopia, her faith was tested in prison. Later, Aster served at Bethel in New York and eventually raised three sons.

JAY CAMPBELL

From the Lowest Level to Great Heights

Jay grew up disabled, poverty-stricken, and unable to attend school. Despite all her challenges, she has helped three people to baptism and continues active in the ministry.

TAPANI VIITALA

Fulfilling My Desire to Help Deaf People

Tapani traveled around Finland, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, sharing the good news with other deaf people. Over 60 years after his baptism, his zeal is still strong!

PHYLLIS LIANG

Jehovah Has Blessed My Willingness

Phyllis has served in various assignments. Her willingness to adapt to changes and to face challenges has brought many blessings, sometimes in unexpected ways.

ELFRIEDE URBAN

A Rewarding Life of Missionary Service

Elfriede fulfilled her childhood goal of becoming a missionary. Now over 55 years later, despite times of trouble and changing circumstances, she continues to teach others about Jehovah.

CAMILLA ROSAM

I Made It My Goal to Be Obedient to Jehovah

Camilla and her husband, Eugene, made love of Jehovah and obedience to him and his organization the most important priorities in their life.

DAVID MAZA

A Happy Family, Shattered and Rebuilt

How one family’s long and difficult journey inspires others to have hope and confidence in Jehovah.

JESÚS MARTÍN

“Jehovah Rescued Me in My Darkest Hour”

From years of isolation in a cold, dark prison cell to years of satisfying work in the full-time ministry, Jesús learned from experience to trust in Jehovah’s strength.

DORINA CAPARELLI

Despite My Shyness, I Would Do It All Again!

Dorina has served in the regular and special pioneer service, in the circuit and district work, and at Bethel. She recounts her almost 70 years of full-time service and how Jehovah has helped and blessed her.

MILTIADIS STAVROU

“We Have Felt Jehovah’s Care and Direction”

The challenges and uncertainties of missionary life in the Middle East have taught Milto and his wife, Doris, to rely exclusively on Jehovah God and not themselves.

DAYRELL SHARP

By God’s Strength We Do Not Shrink Back

Despite difficult circumstances, Dayrell and Susanne Sharp helped more than 130 progress to baptism.

GEORGIY PORCHULYAN

“My Love for Jehovah Has Sustained Me”

His search for justice and peace of mind led him to become one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Love for Jehovah sustained him during years of forced labor and exile, and it gave him the needed strength to care for his dear wife.

Life Stories in Our Magazines

Get links to hundreds of life stories of Jehovah’s Witnesses published in The Watchtower and Awake! since 1955.

IRMA BENTIVOGLI

Serving the Giver of “Every Good Gift”

Though her memories of World War II are still vivid, Irma is thankful for the spiritual gifts she has received, such as good role models and Bethel service.

JAY CAMPBELL

From the Lowest Level to Great Heights

Jay grew up disabled, poverty-stricken, and unable to attend school. Despite all her challenges, she has helped three people to baptism and continues active in the ministry.

DORINA CAPARELLI

Despite My Shyness, I Would Do It All Again!

Dorina has served in the regular and special pioneer service, in the circuit and district work, and at Bethel. She recounts her almost 70 years of full-time service and how Jehovah has helped and blessed her.

PHYLLIS LIANG

Jehovah Has Blessed My Willingness

Phyllis has served in various assignments. Her willingness to adapt to changes and to face challenges has brought many blessings, sometimes in unexpected ways.

JESÚS MARTÍN

“Jehovah Rescued Me in My Darkest Hour”

From years of isolation in a cold, dark prison cell to years of satisfying work in the full-time ministry, Jesús learned from experience to trust in Jehovah’s strength.

DAVID MAZA

A Happy Family, Shattered and Rebuilt

How one family’s long and difficult journey inspires others to have hope and confidence in Jehovah.

ASTER PARKER

I Wanted a Life Fully Devoted to Jehovah

From an early age, Aster loved the truth. During a time of political unrest in Ethiopia, her faith was tested in prison. Later, Aster served at Bethel in New York and eventually raised three sons.

GEORGIY PORCHULYAN

“My Love for Jehovah Has Sustained Me”

His search for justice and peace of mind led him to become one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Love for Jehovah sustained him during years of forced labor and exile, and it gave him the needed strength to care for his dear wife.

TERRY REYNOLDS

Jehovah Helped Me to Give Him My Best

Terry’s desire to make full-time service his career has led to various assignments, including missionary and Bethel service in Taiwan. Over 60 years after he began pioneering, he continues serving wholeheartedly with his wife, Wen-hwa.

CAMILLA ROSAM

I Made It My Goal to Be Obedient to Jehovah

Camilla and her husband, Eugene, made love of Jehovah and obedience to him and his organization the most important priorities in their life.

DAYRELL SHARP

By God’s Strength We Do Not Shrink Back

Despite difficult circumstances, Dayrell and Susanne Sharp helped more than 130 progress to baptism.

MILTIADIS STAVROU

“We Have Felt Jehovah’s Care and Direction”

The challenges and uncertainties of missionary life in the Middle East have taught Milto and his wife, Doris, to rely exclusively on Jehovah God and not themselves.

ELFRIEDE URBAN

A Rewarding Life of Missionary Service

Elfriede fulfilled her childhood goal of becoming a missionary. Now over 55 years later, despite times of trouble and changing circumstances, she continues to teach others about Jehovah.

TAPANI VIITALA

Fulfilling My Desire to Help Deaf People

Tapani traveled around Finland, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, sharing the good news with other deaf people. Over 60 years after his baptism, his zeal is still strong!

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