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LindaL. last won the day on August 13 2013

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About LindaL.

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  1. One feature that I particularly like about WhatsApp, and that, personally, makes me prefer it to SMS's is I can see when the other person has received my message and also when they've read it. One grey tick when the message has left my device; two grey ticks when the other person's device has received it; two blue ticks when the message has been opened. This can be altered in the privacy settings, but most people leave it this way.
  2. Here in Italy, practically everyone uses WhatsApp! There's no limit to the length of messages you can send. You can also use bold, italic, strikethrough and extrawide text and endless smileys. You can send photos, videos (even those that are too large to send via normal email), documents, links... You can make voice calls and video calls. And if you have unlimited wi-fi (as we do), then all this is totally free! Personally, I use WhatsApp to stay in touch with relatives in Australia and friends in Italy, Venezuela, USA, Canada, Ghana, Spain and Slovenia. It's amazing! On a congregation level we have two WhatsApp groups: The congregation group and each service group. The elders remind us of congregation or service group arrangements for field service, or of any changes due to weather or other circumstances. They also inform us of other congregation activies. When we have assemblies or conventions they use WhatsApp to make sure everyone has transport or accomodation. Recently, before the CO's visit, our service overseer used it to complete the appointments for field service. Each member of the group is free to post anything of interest - experiences, photos, videos. Sometimes someone will use it to find a companion for field service. One brother visited the new World Headquarters and then shared his photos with us all. Often brothers will post photos from field service. In winter, we often share photos of how each family is snowed in!! We have a lot of fun! I must add that our congregation is in the mountains in a sparsely populated area and we're all spread out in many little villages. The families tend to be rather isolated from each other. For example, my husband and I are the only witnesses in our village. So our use of WhatsApp actually contributes in a way to our unity.
  3. https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=it?sl=en&sl=ru&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fjw-russia.org%2Fnews%2F18021922-288.html "The preliminary hearing will continue on February 21, 2018. Lawyers apply for the exclusion of a number of unacceptable evidence from the case."
  4. I recently had a similar problem on two different devices. Installed the JW Library app - and found hardly any publications on it! In the first case, after a few days everything was there. In the second case we only had to wait until the end of the meeting.
  5. Wow!! Thank you Vonny! And the extra features are there, too. https://tv.jw.org/#en/mediaitems/LatestVideos/pub-ivwc_3_VIDEO https://tv.jw.org/#en/mediaitems/LatestVideos/pub-ivwc_4_VIDEO https://tv.jw.org/#en/mediaitems/LatestVideos/pub-ivwc_5_VIDEO https://tv.jw.org/#en/mediaitems/LatestVideos/pub-ivwc_6_VIDEO
  6. Yesterday, half of Italy was connected with Rome via video for a special meeting. The other half today. Our guest speaker? Bro. Samuel Herd! We watched a video on the New World Translation then Bro. Herd began talking about the revised edition. At a certain point he said, "You're probably all wondering, 'when are we going to get this edition in our language?' [Pause] Well, what do you think is in this envelope?" You guessed it! There was a scream of excitement and non-ending applause as we finally received La Traduzione del Nuovo Mondo delle Sacre Scritture - in Italian!!!!
  7. Carlos, here is the link for the videos in Spanish. The first one in each group is the one referred to in the Workbook: https://www.jw.org/download/?pub=mwbv&issue=201712&langwritten=S
  8. LindaL.

    Regards from Venezuela

    Dear Bro. Antonio, how are these two dear sisters now?
  9. LindaL.

    Anyone from Australia here?

    Yesterday was the first day of autumn here - after an incredibly hot and dry summer. Perceived temperatures in the 50's (centigrade)!!! Global warming. Hope you enjoy your summer.
  10. "Despite the colossal pressure" our fine young 16-yr-old brother remained loyal. What an example of faith! May Jehovah continue to support and richly bless him and all our dear brothers and sisters in Russia!
  11. My heart aches for our precious Venezuelan brothers and sisters. At the same time, how encouraging to read of their wonderful spirit! “Spiritually, we have never been so prosperous. Our congregation meeting attendance has increased. More publishers are regular pioneering while at the same time exercising greater caution in the ministry. Since our neighbors know that we are strictly neutral and that we do not share in any of the criminal activity plaguing the country, they welcome the Bible-based message of hope and comfort we share.” Does anyone know what has happened to the 680 brothers and sisters who've been kidnapped?
  12. LindaL.

    Anyone from Australia here?

    Hello Sally! I'm from Melbourne - Heidelberg congregation. But I live in Italy now - in the centre of the island of Sardinia.
  13. Thank you, Bro. Manfred. I always like to check the accuracy of anything I share but in this case I wasn't sure how to go about it. I checked the theme of the convention and verified that it was, indeed, "Don't Give Up!" in Russian, so I thought I could risk sharing. I must admit, I did think that the number getting baptized was rather excessive for an attendance of 4,500!
  14. This morning I received the following WhatsApp message from my former circuit overseer: "This past weekend, the Finland Bethel organized a Zone Convention in Helsinki for our dear Russian brothers. The Finnish brothers opened their homes to the Russian brothers whom they didn't know personally, providing 4,500 delegates with accomodation, food and transport to the Convention for all three days. Despite the fact that most Finns don't speak a word of Russian, love helped to overcome the linguistic barriers (John 13:35). Brother Mark Sanderson, of the Governing Body, was amongst those present, having come specifically to strengthen our persecuted brothers." He also sent me a video of the baptismal candidates at this convention: https://www.dropbox.com/s/i6cr4a3e3k1bynj/VID-20170626-WA0002.mp4?dl=0

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