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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. No. It’s believed that it’s gonna come next year.
  4. 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. 

  5. 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. 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️

  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. He’s also a member of the United States Branch Committee I believe.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. I’m trying to find the talk and I can’t find it. Can you link it via a private message?
  12. Wonderful news! Can’t wait to hear talks from him, see him on JW Broadcasting, and get to know a little more about him. Maybe they’ll do an interview with him on an upcoming broadcasting so we can get to know him.
  13. Leave it to Brother Herd to make the announcement funny and to build up suspense. He has a great sense of humor. A friend told me once that they went to a convention he was at and when he made the announcement of the new release, he picked up the envelope and said “what do we have here? Too big to be a tract or brochure. It’s not plastic, so we know it’s not a dvd. Oh look! It’s a new book!”. Happy for all you Italian brothers and sisters. They’ve been on a roll lately releasing revised NWTs. I love it. Hopefully Spanish will be soon.
  14. I took a last minute trip to visit family in Jersey last summer. Although Warwick was completely booked for tours, I decided that although I won't be able to get in, I just want to see the front gate. I was staying about 10 minutes away so I couldn't resist. You are absolutely right Shawn when you say it's off the beaten path. I thought I got lost when looking for it. I was able to visit Wallkill and I talked to a brother who was visiting Wallkill from Warwick and he joked around saying "I think they took the advice of going to the mountains a bit too literally". I did see the entrance and was satisfied. I didn't linger. I just drove by, saw it, made a u turn and saw it again. Lol. It encouraged me to plan ahead. Now I'm planning a trip for next year to visit all three facilities!
  15. Brother Breaux's talk was great. Those two experiences were great. The brother was humble enough to recognize that his work on the assembly hall committee did not define his worth to Jehovah and he humbly accepted the change in assignment. The scary district overseer was touching as well. I'm sure we've all come across brothers and sisters that can be intimidating but it shows us that they may have a whole different side to them that we may not know about.
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