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LRJW last won the day on February 27 2015

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About LRJW

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    Bronze Member

Personal Details

  • Gender
    Brother
  • First Name
    Luis
  • Relationship Status
    Married
  • Displayed Location
    Albuquerque, NM
  • Publisher
    Yes
  • Baptized
    Yes

How I Found the Truth

  • How I found the Truth
    My parents were baptized when I was 6 years old, then became inactive when I was 10. I continued going with other families and was baptized at 17.

My Hobbies & Interests

  • My Interests
    Reading, motorcycle riding, horseback riding, animals, research, spending time with family and friends.
  • My favorite books
    The Bible and all the other publications from FDS, mystery books (I've read all of Agatha Christie's books!), sci-fi, and historical fiction and non-fiction (I like Erik Larson's books).
  • My favorite music
    Kingdom songs of course, soft rock, jazz, and country.
  • My favorite quotes
    Proverbs 3:15, referring to godly wisdom:
    "It is more precious than corals;
    Nothing you desire can compare to it."

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  1. Oh wow, you're right! That's great. I'm using the 2nd generation pencil, which doesn't work with a non-pro model. But honestly, I don't see a difference at all with the 2 Pencil models as far as writing goes.
  2. If you download an app called Documents (by Readdle), it comes with a built-in browser where you can download items as you would on a computer or Android device. I don't think it's free, but I can't remember how much it is.
  3. LRJW

    Clip Art

    It's this link: But it looks like you'd have to PM Carlos to see if he still has them?
  4. 2nd strong recommendation for GoodNotes. I use the Apple Pencil with it and it's the closest to paper I've experienced on an iPad. Edit: You do need the iPad Pro for the Pencil to work, though.
  5. I was looking all over the place for a custom Bible schedule I could tick off as I progressed, but in chronological order. I couldn't find one for iOS, so instead what I did was download an app called "TickTick" from the app store. It's free and you can make checklists up to 100 items long (unlimited on the paid version). So what I did was copy the chronological order from an old android Bible reading app I had, and made a chronological, daily reading list that I can check off on TickTick. The only drawback is that I had to separate the schedule into 4 different lists because of the 100-item limit. (See screen shot below) If you'd like you can do the same and import my backup (it's the entire schedule). But I'd suggest you read the TickTick FAQ so that you know how to use it. For example, I accidentally sorted it a weird way, which obviously threw the whole "chronological" order into disarray! But so far it's working beautifully! And the FAQ will tell you how to import your list - for some reason you have to import a backup through the online version of your account, and not on the device. Once you download the app and set up a free account, feel free to import my schedule: https://www.dropbox.com/s/rcjhuzy9r8b9sdb/TickTick-backup-2019-01-17.csv?dl=0
  6. I noticed a strange thing in the JW Library app this morning (iOS - iPhone): When I clicked onto "media" then "audio", there are the usual folders for different types of songs, and then at the bottom is a gray folder called "Other". Inside, there are a few original songs that I had already downloaded in audio-only format. Anyone else notice this? Seems redundant to me, but perhaps it's a feature that will later be used to incorporate custom images/videos?
  7. Yes, we are flying via Virgin Atlantic. It was the cheapest option. We've never flown with them before, and it will be a long flight with a layover in Manchester, England, but most of it will be over night. Hopefully, if there are cancellations, spots will open up for Paris or other conventions!
  8. We were able to book our round trip flights from New York to Paris for $580 each. That was WAY better than I expected. We have saved up airline miles on our credit card, so our flight from Albuquerque to New York and back won't cost us anything. So thrilled that our itinerary is completely booked and set! Now it's time to cut down on eating out.
  9. Also try Hopper and Hipmunk. Also Google Flights - you can ask to be notified via email of any fares changes, etc. What we found is that it's far cheaper to fly from New York to Paris than from Albuquerque (home) to Paris. From Albuquerque, it was about $1500, whereas from New York it was less than $600 roundtrip! Thankfully we have airline miles on our credit card to get us from Albuquerque to New York without cost. But if you can secure a cheaper flight from New York, maybe you can drive there from Florida, or get a cheap flight up there? May come out cheaper than flying from your home to Athens. . . . .
  10. Nicolette, I can sympathize with your plight. When the call went out for brothers and sisters, including married couples, to go to Houston, TX for relief work help, we were told that they were specifically looking for people who could help in administration/logistics, and on an indefinite basis. My wife and I immediately applied. Then we heard that others were being invited to go, and we never heard anything. I finally approached the coordinator and secretary and found out that they had not submitted it before the deadline, despite the fact that we turned in our applications way before that date. We were very disappointed, even somewhat bitter, but prayed about it and got over it in time. We now have no ill will or resentment towards those brothers. But the interesting thing is that about a month after all of this, my mother got extremely sick and had to be intubated in ICU for almost 3 weeks. Turns out she had been getting sicker and sicker over the previous 6 months and was very close to dying. The doctors even said that we needed to talk to paliative care/hospice about keeping her comfortable because she was likely not going to survive once the breathing tube came out. During those weeks, I stayed most nights with her, read her the Watchtower, put on theocratic music. Many from our congregation came and visited her. At the time of her sickness, she had been inactive without going to meetings for more than 20 years. Thankfully, she recovered, and now goes to meetings when she can, and has been putting more effort into returning to Jehovah. My wife and I often wonder if we would have returned to care for her so much, if we would have gone to Houston. My sister is here and would have taken care of her, and most likely would have pushed for us to stay in Houston. But my mom wouldn't have gotten any spiritual attention; my sister is also inactive with no real interest in the truth. I'm not saying Jehovah made those elders forget to turn in our application because He knew we'd be needed, especially in a spiritual sense, here at home. But we wonder. . .
  11. That is 3rd on our list. Paris is our first. Did you get notified by email from the branch, or by email from the secretary?
  12. A friend heard they were accepted to Monterrey, Mexico. Ecuador was our 2nd choice - but wouldn't mind being selected for that!
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