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  1. It's not a group, it's a congregation in an isolated territory.
  2. What is the smallest congregation you have heard of in your area? Or one of the smallest? In my country the smallest is made up of 8 publishers (one of them is the elder) and it's got its own Kingdom Hall.
  3. blueyellow

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    But will the Branch office agree? Moreover, I notice the software designers ask from brothers to recommend them to other KH and they ask for donations. Sounds fishy. Maybe it is not.
  4. So only 1,500 people invited divided by 9 countries (in Ukraine).
  5. There is a video on Broadcasting explaining the difference between international and special conventions. There are fewer people invited at a special convention and if you divide that by the number of the nationalities invited the result is very low. Frustrating, I know. This teaches us patience.
  6. The selection in Romania was made in November. So when I heard of people being selected, the natural conclusion was that I was not. I heard (cannot confirm though) that there were only 100 places for Romanians. I know of a couple of Gilead-trained missionaries who were selected and of a single regular pioneer sister. I do not know the other brothers selected.
  7. Congratulations to all those selected! I'm especially happy for those going for their first time. For me it's the first time when I'm not selected and it gets frustrating. How do you cope with the rejection?
  8. It depends on your interest. If you're not selected in the first round, there's a chance you may get selected when others decide not to come. For the 2014 convention in Greece we were notified of the selection in December.
  9. The delegates for the Norway convention have already been selected. Waiting for the other locations...
  10. As a non native speaker, the accent I am exposed to the most is the American one (through movies, music, stand up etc), so I am more familiar to the American accent.
  11. It seems nobody wants to speculate. I asked the elders, I'll see if 20 qualifies as "many years" in my country. I don't think so, as there are locals with 25 years and many missionaries. I'll tell you what they said when I know.
  12. I know it's a strange question, but bear with me. The letter said those with "many years in full-time service" could apply for the private room arrangement in brothers' homes. I know it depends from country to country, but what would you say "many years" would mean in your area? For example, in my country I don't think there are locals with 30 years of full time service (due to a previous communist regime, ban etc). So here it may mean less than that. What about your area? Thanks for replying.
  13. Not really, Bethel requests that delegates choose a hotel from the approved list. For example, when I went to Greece in 2014 I wasn't allowed to find accommodation on my own (such as stay at my friends' home for free). When I travel abroad, I prefer to book a $5 a night bed in hostels with 20 beds in a room. But I had no choice but book a 4 star hotel, as there weren't any cheaper hotels on the list. There was one 3 star hotel, but the delegates who found out first about the list where the ones to book the 3 star hotel. Those who found out one day later were stuck with the more expensive choice.
  14. Maybe there are technical issues. Jw.org already has a lot of daily visitors, it's supported in 900 languages, moreover they'll need jw2018.org for only one year. You don't have to search ahead, we just need to wait until the midweek meeting for the letter to be read.

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