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  1. 7 points
    jwhess

    JW Broadcasting for December 2018

    You have to love a presentation by Br. Lett. I would enjoy looking at his face even if was just reading the Phone Book out loud....❤️ And if he threw in the word "immorality" instead of "immortality" again, I would laugh just as hard the 2nd time. The look on his face... I had him for a CO for several visits.
  2. 7 points
    Tortuga

    California Fires

    I just want to share a few things i have heard recently about the Disaster Relief in Paradise California. Two elders from our congregation have been asked to help the brothers and sisters in Paradise even though we are over 100 miles away, I don't if any other brothers in this area were asked to help. One brother is working with the Safety department. He said that bags of safety equipment (PPE) were provided for each of the friends, each bag had disposable coveralls (Tyvek), masks and gloves. He was assigned to ensure the friends knew how to use the PPE before they went to their property to sift through the ashes. There are also brothers assigned to ensure the property was safe to enter. He told me that in some areas the fire was so hot that it not only burned the trees but it also consumed the tree root ball, which left a cavity in the ground, some residents have apparently fallen into the holes so the brother search the friends property for weak areas in the ground and mark them with flags. He also told me that brothers and sisters are set up to assist the friends with housing, transportation, insurance, everything they need. Friends that are experienced in those areas are on hand to help. He said that sometimes a small group of friends may show up to get help and there are 40-50 experienced friends waiting to help them. Just the opposite of what the other fire victims are finding in the shelters... The other brother from our hall is there to spiritually encourage the friends. I heard from someone else that the brothers are assigned a group of families and their assignment is to ensure they get everything they need, everything. There was one older sister that they had a hard time locating, they finally found her living with relatives several hours away. The direction from the branch was to ensure the brothers did not add to the friends burden, so the brothers had to drive all the way in the opposite direction to meet her just to make sure she was being cared for...🧡 I heard last night there is a new arrangement for donating goods, clothing or services to the fire victims. There is a website set up where all of the goods or services that are being donated or loaned will be listed along with the donaters contact information. If the fire victim sees something on the site they need, they contact the donator and make arrangements to get it. This prevents large warehouses of unused donated goods from going to waste. It sounds like only one brother in each congregation will be entering the information on the site... LDC and Disaster Relief really have this well organized...
  3. 5 points
    Tortuga

    Post a picture... Any picture

    If you zoom in you will see a cart in the parking lot..
  4. 5 points
    I am chairman today and using Benefit From TMS Education book for the last time ...bit sad, but we are moving so fast with the chariot! (I am bit attached to the book, due to the history of my past assignments- it was a good companion)
  5. 4 points
    Luezette

    "Never Alone"

    Past Sunday while waiting for the brother to lead the service group after the meeting a video was playing on the monitor, and one I especially liked was about Joseph and his trial from being sold into Egypt. While it played a song although quietly, at that time I didn't know the name of it. So after we got our assignment I asked a brother the name of the video, and he said "Never Alone." It's absolutely soo beautiful! A little tear jerking I will admit, probably because of the way the brother sung it accompanied with the video, but then I'm nothing but a heave of emotions for things like that anyway. Enjoy it.
  6. 4 points
    Nirex

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  7. 4 points
    I like how the new Ezekiel book actually ties in with that video. How it breaks down the events during the Great Tribulation and shows us no matter where we find ourself (in the woods, in hiding, at a meeting, etc.) Jehovah will always be with us if we follow His direction. ❤️
  8. 4 points
    I loved that video! Don't worry, Jenny, the Governing Body will teach us what we need to know. Just stay close to Jehovah's organization and follow it's lead. There may be times we don't understand fully, but don't be disheartened, we can trust that Jesus Christ will lead his people.
  9. 3 points
    Im just wondering what was your initial reaction after attending the regional convention of 2018 wherein it shows the give me courage music video. The video shows the attack of gog and magog in the forest then Jesus appeared from the sky. Some actually were excited. Some felt that "this is it" .. Some were just "we just need to be prepared." Some were moved to pioneer. I had mixed emotions. Then I keep on watching the videos. Trying to understand what does this all mean.. (I think im becoming a slow learner) Anyway, I've been into auxilliary pioneering since 2011 and a full time pioneer for almost 2 years. and Im praying that I could go back again in that privilege. We all have ups and down... Im glad that Im always present in the meetings and in the ministry... I know, we should not be concern of the time and date but Jesus that pay attention to how you listen. The morning worship by christopher mavor says that these signs should be deduce.. We need to use our power of discernment in order to understand. Then we can understand them like lightning from the east and west.
  10. 3 points
    Dove

    All Things LDC

    My daughter and husband just opened up their home for several LCD workers for at least 3 months while they help with a KH build nearby. The brother and sister just left from checking out the rooms and gave their approval..
  11. 3 points
    Tortuga

    California Fires

    The brother showed me some pictures that he took of houses that were completely destroyed but the plastic trash cans are still at the curb undamaged and the lawn is still green..
  12. 3 points
    hatcheckgirl

    California Fires

    Thanks for that update, Richard. I’m very encouraged to hear how well the brothers and sisters are being cared for. 👍
  13. 3 points
    jwhess

    All Things LDC

    Br. Tony, I don't think simplicity and "saving confusion" are strong suits for the Turtle. An old movie quote says "In confusion there is profit."
  14. 3 points
    kejedo

    My ancestry DNA results!

    Dear Brother Jack; My husband's grandmother was one of Jehovah's Witnesses (she passed away before I married into the family) and I wanted to learn more about her.I thought that if nobody was going to be there for her in the new system, I wanted to be there. Although light-skinned, she had Arfican ancestry. Her great- great grandfather (my sons are generation 7) was the first African born black slave who settled in Prince Edward Island, Canada, (by way of Rhode Island MA.) He was originally from Western Africa (My guess Benin-Togo) as his name was Dengbo, the Mandinka based name with the common 'ngbo' letter combination. I met a student from Republic of Benin who told me his name Dengbo was common in her home land. I have 9 generations traced from him and 7 generations traced from my sons other African line. Two of our nieces have had ancestry tests done and Togo-Benin/ Nigeria showed up. This person, the first African born slave on Prince Edward Island, was unique in that he was born free (father was wealthy chief,) was captured into slavery, signed a manumission, bought his prospective wife out of slavery to marry him, and died free. It is unusual for this to happen in one life time. I have made a spread -sheet chart for my sons and their relatives to trace a straight shot to this ancestor( and their other African line up to 7 generations.). As I trace this family line, I have learned more and more about the history of the times. Dengbo Sickles was a very Bible based, spiritual man. I have his own words quoted from his anticipated demise. It's a small world and I am always astonished that Jehovah knew these people first. Thanks for the info. I have just discovered this thread. I am also impressed with snakes and all of Jehovah's creations.
  15. 3 points
    pnutts

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    We usually phone my wife's family in California about 12:01 AM EST Jan 1st, saying we are calling from the future.
  16. 2 points
  17. 2 points
    TonyWenz

    California Fires

    Yes, it appears fire is indiscriminate. The Sister whose house burnt to the ground in the 1983 fires in Victoria had a modern brick house. The house next door was made and clad with timber. We call them Weatherboard houses. It survived! As we drove around, there didn't seem to be a way to tell which would stand, and which would burn. It didn't seem to depend on construction material, although you would think it must have some bearing. But fire is very destructive as it reduces things to ash. It was called Ash Wednesday. Just Older [emoji856]
  18. 2 points
    Life4u

    Space notice on Windows Explorer

    Yes it does make me question the whole point of the popup, and thus made me seek help. No offense Sis. I was concerned about what was confusing to you. I don't know what to do, more help the merrier, right! Don't feel that way please. I apologize for making you feel like that Sis.
  19. 2 points
    kejedo

    My ancestry DNA results!

    So the original premise was to discredit the spit test, but newer info points to dna changes before, or even after birth (say some geneticists). If you are researching this concept, try for the newer articles. p.s. so far, I have enjoyed this dna and auto-biography thread. When I retired from teaching, there were more social studies reports of indigenous persons on this continent having been from Europe (through that strait) as well as other sources. Perhaps I will do a personal DNA test this year. Some relatives on my husband's side have light eyes - hazel, light brown, green, blue.One of my grandmother's Sicilian brothers 'disowned' me for marrying a black man. I also got beat and spit on by my older brother. Incidentally, my great uncles were of darker complexion than my husb. I have read some serious accounts of there having been Moors in Sicily. Wonder if that would show up or if it has shown up. Research indicates that Moors were in fact in Italy, but the conclusions are controversial. Yes, of course, we perceive for a fact that God is not partial, but geography is fascinating. I have met but have little info on my now deceased bio Dad.
  20. 2 points
    Brother Jack

    My ancestry DNA results!

    This means that there’s a possibility that he could have been one of the anointed
  21. 2 points
    Qapla

    JW Broadcasting for January 2019

    I just noticed that the link in the first post seems to go to a 2015 page This link may work better https://www.jw.org/download/?pub=jwb&issue=201901&langwritten=e
  22. 2 points
    Luezette

    "Never Alone"

    I just finished listening to it seems like a 1,000 times over. I got sick in service today though was able to sit outside, a sister very lovingly sat with me. Then we go back in and I couldn't find nothing better to do but start crying for crying out loud. I'm soooo tired of being sick! So tired. I know the future is just around the corner, maybe right down the street it's that close. But you get tired. Past Sunday's WA I thought of once I was home, and then I really cried like a baby. Just so tired of this, my sick body.
  23. 2 points
    It summed up the convention. All those there needed courage. But it was because they were able to show courage during previous tests of faith that they were able to be courageous during that final attack of Gog. Some brothers did take the video too literally, not realising it was depicting the prophecy from Ezekiel. They thought that we will literally be gathered together in the woods, and surround by armed soldiers.
  24. 2 points
    ivy

    "Never Alone"

    That's my fav song too...
  25. 2 points
    TonyWenz

    All Things LDC

    What about this one...? Just Older [emoji856]
  26. 2 points
    Tortuga

    All Things LDC

    Oh..that's no fun...
  27. 2 points
    TonyWenz

    Post a picture... Any picture

    Absolutely and positively Yes! I step closer to the GT. [emoji298] Just Older [emoji856]
  28. 2 points
    TonyWenz

    Post a picture... Any picture

    Hello from 2019! Sydney fireworks were a good show. I was asleep, but the mornings news gave a nice recap. Just Older [emoji856]
  29. 2 points
    Tortuga

    Post a picture... Any picture

    Some of our forum friends are already in next year....
  30. 2 points
    Well, a brother and sister have been quarantined for mumps! Congregation is notified we've all been exposed. Sigh, going to be interesting in about 12-14 days.
  31. 2 points
    That's an interesting text to start a new year.
  32. 2 points
    Loopy

    Post a picture... Any picture

    Love the colors. Jehovah’s paint brush never runs out of beautiful colors
  33. 2 points
    Gregexplore

    Post a picture... Any picture

    Today in the park...
  34. 2 points
    TonyWenz

    My ancestry DNA results!

    Thought this could go in here... Just Older [emoji856]
  35. 1 point
    Tyrrha

    Space notice on Windows Explorer

    It doesnt seem odd to you, that it says D is out of memory, but then shows it is empty? That would confuse me. Sorry, i will retract all my reactions and will not react further.
  36. 1 point
    Zebra555

    All Things LDC

    LCD Liquid Crystal Display (display technology) LCD Least Common Denominator LCD Lowest Common Denominator LCD Local Coverage Determination LCD Liquid Crystal Diode LCD Local Coverage Decisions (Medicare) LCD Lutte contre la Désertification (French: Fight against Desertification) LCD Local Configuration Datastore LCD Low Carbohydrate Diet LCD Lord Chancellor's Department (UK government) LCD Local Climatological Data LCD Loss of Cell Delineation (ATM) LCD Lesotho Congress for Democracy (Lesotho) LCD Laminate Cartridge LCD Leonard Cheshire Disability (Kenya) LCD Liquor Carbonis Detergens (skin treatment) LCD Leveraged Commentary & Data (Standard & Poor's; New York, NY) LCD Learner-Centered Design LCD Lattice Corneal Dystrophy LCD LISP Code Directory (Emacs) LCD Litres per Capita per Day LCD Ley de Competencia Desleal (Spanish: Unfair Competition Law) LCD Latino Consent Decree LCD Land Conservation District LCD Letter Carrier Depot (Canada Post) LCD Long Constrained Delay LCD Lease Commencement Date LCD Limited Conversion Division (military) LCD Loopback Command, Digital Loop Request LCD Location de Véhicules Courte Durée (French: Short Term Car Rental) LCD Living Causes Death (online radio show and cartoon) LCD Last Certified Day LCD Large Cerenkov Detector LCD Lattice Code Decoder LCD Logistics Communications Division LCD Line Concentrating Device (Nortel) LCD Launcher Closure Door (Intercontinental Ballistic Missile) LCD Link Community Development (various locations) LCD Local Column Decoder (computer memory)
  37. 1 point
    Cheeks

    Looking for certain Wat article

    That’s it! Thanks. [emoji4]
  38. 1 point
    Qapla

    All Things LDC

    OK - I re-did the LDC converter and found that the site that gave me 350 had taken the LDC from the search and changed it to LCD - thus giving 350 When I manually entered LDC it gave me 550 Crazy search engines
  39. 1 point
    jwhess

    JW Broadcasting for January 2019

    This thread helps me appreciate why our translators changed the "fruit of the spirit" from Long-Suffering" to "Patience"....
  40. 1 point
    carlos

    Remember when....

    Be sure to take your paper Bible too just in case!
  41. 1 point
    bagwell1987

    Post a picture... Any picture

    Been going through a dresser that belonged to mom. Wow, I was transported back to 1970.
  42. 1 point
    Tyrrha

    Remember when....

    ...and, when you highlighted your answers, then turned the page, and the highlighter bled through and highlighted the wrong words on the next page! Facepalm! 🤦🏻‍♀️
  43. 1 point
    That Russian Orthodox crew are probably having more sway than even Putin knows maybe? Remember back in Jesus's time the Pharisees were rushing from one political persona to another stirring things up? Sounds like Putin has been a puppet ... maybe he will get angry with them and turn on the RO?
  44. 1 point
    Tortuga

    California Fires

    Update: SACRAMENTO, Calif. — PG&E has acknowledged to regulators that it found bullet holes, a broken transmission-tower hook and other flaws with equipment at sites where the catastrophic Camp Fire is believed to have started last month. In its most detailed accounting yet of the problems that might have led to the Nov. 8 wildfire that consumed most of Paradise, the beleaguered utility told state officials that its inspectors have found a "broken C-hook" on a high-voltage tower near the community of Pulga, northeast of Paradise. Lawyers for Camp Fire survivors suing PG&E have suggested the broken hook might have allowed a live "jumper" cable to make contact with the tower itself, showering the dry ground below with sparks. Separately, at a power pole in the Big Bend area of Concow several miles away, PG&E employees found that "the pole and other equipment was on the ground with bullets and bullet holes at the break point of the pole and on the equipment," PG&E senior director of regulatory relations Meredith Allen wrote in a letter to the Public Utilities Commission.
  45. 1 point
    Miss Bea

    My ancestry DNA results!

    Those of us today who have Native American in them show up as being ancestors of indigenous people from this continent. Where we settled ended up being tribes. I’m a member of the Yurok tribe, but Yurok sure didn’t show up. Just numerous groups from this continent. Now special test. We are who we are.
  46. 1 point
    Miss Bea

    My ancestry DNA results!

    It won’t show up as American Indian. I’m a member of a tribe, and I have blood from about 11 different areas on this continent. North, south, and inbetween. I know the south are South Americans, and even Mexicans. I wonder if the north are from Mongolia. Over the Bering Strait. We are, for the most part, mutts. And I love it.
  47. 1 point
    bagwell1987

    My ancestry DNA results!

    I figured there was a difference because of where we live. It was 99.00 originally but lowered to 49.00 during a holiday. So I grabbed it.
  48. 1 point
    Tortuga

    My ancestry DNA results!

    Wow.110%....
  49. 1 point
    Pjdriver

    My ancestry DNA results!

    My father was half French and half drunk.
  50. 1 point
    Brother Jack

    My ancestry DNA results!

    Here's another bike I built...
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