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MM9106 last won the day on February 18 2016

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  1. So happy for you German brothers and sisters. You’ve been waiting a long time for that. One brother who works on convention planning and has lots of contacts in branch offices said the International Conventions in Miami and other Spanish speaking countries will be memorable this year. I asked why. He just said “wait. You’ll see”. I hope that means what I think it means.
  2. That seems to be the expectation everywhere. A lot of brothers are anxiously awaiting the first Spanish international in Miami.
  3. So many new languages! It’s exciting. I’m hoping and praying that Spanish comes soon. It would be so helpful for those in the territory. More often than not we have to stop and explain certain words and expressions to them. Can’t wait for it
  4. Meeting Brother Malenfant and his wife was encouraging. He gave two amazing talks. Both are great examples. Wonderful to have that assembly with them.

    1. Tortuga

      Tortuga

      Were his talks in English or Spanish?

    2. MM9106

      MM9106

      Spanish. 

  5. Many of the revisions have been called the Holy Bible instead of Holy Scriptures. I think English is the only one that still uses Holy Scriptures. I’m expecting the Spanish revision to be called La Traduccion del Nuevo Mundo de la Santa Biblia. One thing I and many others have noticed in our territory is that when we show people “las Santas Escrituras”, they don’t get it right away. When we tell them “la biblia”, they get it right away. Many people have simply heard Holy Bible, Santa Biblia and other terms and they’re used to it. Seeing how the Slave is simplifying publications to use more common language, I wouldn’t be surprised if future revisions and new releases of the NWT use Holy Bible.
  6. Happy for you French brothers. We’re still anxiously awaiting the Spanish revision. We’re hearing it’ll come next year but we’ll see.
  7. Brother, I and many care about you. With your situation, MAKE THE TRUTH YOUR OWN and KEEP FIGHTING. Don't forget you have Jehovah and Jesus and they are backing you up.

    1. GrumpysWife

      GrumpysWife

      I'm so sorry brother, it's sad this can and does happen. Thoughts & prayers being sent your way. 

  8. I’ve been seriously ill for close to three months and I haven’t had a single brother or sister from the congregation give a call, text or anything. I feel at my lowest right now.

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    2. Sharon

      Sharon

      You are bearing up under trying circumstances...you are still with Jehovah and still serving...even tho feeling so low and down....what a great encouragement for all of us here...

      This is  happening more and more brother....so many of us are under going trial and tribulations like never before...

      we had a visiting speaker say from the platform that the love off the  brotherhood is cooling off and they know this....and this is what is to be expected as the pressure is on all of us..in all sorts of different ways....

      just know you  are not alone and precious to Jehovah..... biggest   hugs to you...soon no one will feel such aloneness...as some one else said here..

      why not give an elder or anyone a buzz and say you need a visit.....I hope things get a little easier in time for you...and if it doesn’t..then may Jehovah give you the strength to endure a little longer ...

    3. hatcheckgirl

      hatcheckgirl

      Brother Mike,

      I'm so sorry you have been so sick, and without support from your family.  Even though human disappoint, Jehovah never will.  My sickness was only 6 weeks, and like you, no one followed up.  It was crushing at the time.  Just never allow it to get you so low you feel Jehovah doesn't care, because he does, deeply.

       

      Thank you for letting us know too.  Praying for your health to return soon, and for the friends to be there for you.

    4. walkr2

      walkr2

      Friends that seems to be across the board  these days and it wont get any better unless Jehovah steps in!

      Let's try to stay strong, and those of us who aren't married to a brother, ( regardless in what capacity) will have to support and build each other up! I'm in. 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️

  9. That talk was incredible. Really good points made about self worth and about being peaceable. I liked how he brought out that Paul didn’t keep his confrontation with Peter private. Peter could’ve held a grudge against Paul for writing about it but he gained the proper point of view. I found it interesting when he mentioned that feelings of worthlessness are really Satan’s projections of his situation. He can’t benefit from the ransom, he has no prospect of everlasting life, he can never enjoy Jehovah’s friendship and love. He wants us to feel the same way as him. That was powerful. Never thought about it that way before. I’ve heard talks from Brother Aljian before and his way of explaining of things is simple and reaches the heart. I heard him at a CA once and you could hear a pin drop in that auditorium. Everyone was really glued to the talk. His way of speaking reminds me of a local brother who gives talks in a similar manner and his brother does as well. Their speaking styles are very similar and enjoyable.
  10. Same with Spanish. Sometimes in the territory when we use texts from Revelation (Revelacion in Spanish), some people get confused. Then we’ll say Apocalipsis and then they’ll get it. In some publications in Spanish, when Revelation is cited, it looks a bit like this: Revelacion (o Apocalipsis) 21:3,4. I wonder if they’ll use Apocalipsis in the Spanish revision of the NWT. I also wonder if they’ll go with Santa Biblia (Holy Bible) in the title instead of Santas Escrituras (Holy Scriptures). Some of the newer revised editions in other languages have made that change.
  11. He’s also a member of the United States Branch Committee I believe.
  12. That’s incredible. The amount of cooperation needed for that is beyond amazing. Are the languages similar to one another? I’m not familiar with them.
  13. I noticed that as well. Same thing in the new Bible Lessons book that was released at the convention. Compare the quoted scriptures to the Bible we have now. You’ll see the differences. So much easier to understand. Just a taste of the revised Spanish bible. Can’t wait for it! Very excited for our Swedish, Danish, and Norwegian brothers and sisters! Must have been amazing to see all three bibles being released at the same time. I’m sure Brother Morris had his hands full trying to hold all three at once if he had printed copies with him on the platform. Lol.
  14. I’m trying to find the talk and I can’t find it. Can you link it via a private message?
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