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JWTalk.net <- 15 Years of Jehovah's Blessing :)
JWTalk.net was registered on September 4th, 2006, which was 15 years ago this month. Take a moment to share what the JWTalk Community has done for you!

2021 Governing Body Update #7
"It has been amazing to see the Kingdom work move ahead, even during this pandemic. Various branches are reporting all-time peaks in the number of publishers, pioneers, meeting attendance, and
Bible studies. Many have reported peaks in the Memorial attendance"
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2021 Governing Body Update #6
"We’re doing what we can to help Bethelites and other special full-time servants get vaccinated if they want to be. The Bethel family is delighted that government regulations allowed those who are vaccinated to assemble again."
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2021 Governing Body Update #5
Are you raising children? Although all of us have had to stay vigilant to protect ourselves and others, you dear parents have carried a particularly heavy load. We can only imagine the deep concern you’ve had for your young children and teens during the pandemic.

https://www.jw.org/en/library/videos/#en/mediaitems/StudioNewsReports/docid-702021076_1_VIDEO

GB Update #4
Jehovah's Witnesses are not against vaccination. Already, in cooperation with public health officials, many in our Bethel families have chosen to be vaccinated.
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2021 Governing Body Update #3
" For practical advice on where your efforts and abilities are most needed, speak to your circuit overseer or write to your local branch office. Jehovah’s organization is on the move, and it will not be stopped by the pandemic or anything else!" - Brother Morris
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2021 Governing Body Update #2
"I’m happy to talk to you about how things are going at Bethel and how the worldwide Bethel family is coping with the pandemic. No doubt you’ll be encouraged to hear what helps them to remain joyful in their service." - Brother Cook
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Now online.
 
English: https://www.jw.org/download/?docid=702021008&issue=&langwritten=E
American Sign Language: https://www.jw.org/download/?docid=702021008&issue=&langwritten=asl
español:https://www.jw.org/download/?docid=702021008&issue=&langwritten=S
 

Governing Body Update No. 6
Watch and discuss the 6th encouraging Governing Body Update video!
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2020 Governing Body Update #5
This global pandemic has thrown the world into a state of uncertainty, with so many unknowns. But there’s one thing that we do know: Through it all, Jehovah has really been taking care of us.

https://www.jw.org/en/library/videos/#en/mediaitems/StudioNewsReports/docid-702020307_1_VIDEO

2020 Governing Body Update #4
English:
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https://download-a.akamaihd.net/files/content_assets/b2/702020283_E_cnt_1_r240P.mp4
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Setup Zoom for Congregation Meetings
With all the talk about inhouse congregation video broadcasting, I would like to research:
1. what 'just' works (min cost)
2. Approx list of items ( etc)
3. $ Cost of above $US
4. what works really well
5. Items for above (4)
6. $ Cost of topshelf system (4)
 
I also would like step by step connection and setup guide.
 
Guide to include setup options ie
Camera height
Lighting adjustments
 
How to connect extra users
How do users give assignments
 
TIA for your input. Our cong resolved to get this working last night, now we just got to make it happen.
 
 
 
Just Older
 
 
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JWTalk is an internet forum, commonly called a discussion board. We're an online discussion site where people can hold conversations in the form of posted messages. Discussion boards differ from chat rooms in that messages are often longer than one line of text, and are permanently archived and available for reading.
 
A discussion board like JWTalk has a tree-like structure of forums and sub-forums that are designed to categorize various topics of discussion. Simply stated, a topic is a single conversation also referred to as a thread, and a forum is a folder or container that contains several topics that fall within a category. Each new discussion started is called a topic/thread and can be replied to by as many people as so wish. Participant have to register with JWTalk and subsequently log in to post messages. However, on most of our forums, users do not have to log in to read existing messages. Most of our forums are publicly visible, while just a few of them are members only.
 
The popularity of Social Media has impacted discussion boards in that new members to internet forums often don't think about how the various forums in the community act as categorizations for discussion topics. So in this post and the ones that follow, we hope to give some helpful explanation as to how we categorize threads here at JWTalk, so that when you decide to start a new topic for discussion, you will have a better understanding as to which forum you should post your topic.
 
Please continue reading to get a better idea of which topics belong in which forums...
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POLL: How do you read the forums at JWTalk?
Out of curiosity, if you view JWTalk in a web browser like most people, how do you prefer to navigate to content when you arrive here? I know many people go straight to their notifications, but these poll options are for when you have no notifications or have already read them. How do you then go about checking on new topics and content on JWTalk?
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Here's my notebook for this year's regional convention "Love never fails!" I hope you'll enjoy!
 
Like always, if you find any mistakes, please let me know, so I can correct them and upload a new version. 
 
 
 
Thank you all for the emails I receive from all over the world. It really makes my day when I read them. 🙂

Introducing JWTalk Clubs!
Introducing JWTalk Clubs - a new feature for Jehovah's Witnesses to create special interest groups within our online community. We hope JWTalk Clubs will help members of the community to get to know their brothers and sisters better and draw close to one another in Christian love and true friendship.
 
 
 
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In an effort to increase the speed and efficiency of JWTalk, I will be moving the site to a new server soon.
 
Our current VPS server is a shared-core environment with 3.25 GB of RAM and 90 GB of disk space (we are using 45 to date). It is a normal hard drive.
 
The new VPS server will have 2 dedicated cores, 4 GB of RAM, and 100 GB of disk space. However, this is a SSD drive.
 
Our current CPU load averages at the time of this writing this are "0.71 0.85 0.92" (those are 1, 5, and 15 minute averages), which means we're utilizing less than 1 core's worth of processor time. Over the last 8 hours, our load never got above 1.3. Since we will be utilizing dedicated CPU cores instead along with an SSD drive, we likely will see a performance improvement. 

A "Dark Mode" Theme (poll)
I started development on a "Dark Mode" theme a couple weeks ago. It's a bit challenging. I'm just curious who would use it.
 
Would you like have a Dark theme option for JWTalk?
 
Example....
 
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With less than a week to go - what are we thinking for July?
 
https://www.jw.org/download/?fileformat=MP4&langwritten=e&pub=jwb&issue=201807
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Newsweek Cover
This is the cover of the International Edition of NEWSWEEK magazine and related news article.
 
 

This public service announcement was made available to television stations around the world for broadcasting at their discretion. 

https://www.jw.org/finder?wtlocale=E&docid=502018809&srcid=share

I have been reading this book lately - http://www.allthingsnewnovel.blogspot.com/
 
It is free and written by a brother and I would like to highly recommend it.
 
Some one has actually taken the time to imagine the new world with the various things we understand currently and add in a few thoughts of what things might be like.
 
It is pretty well written - although I think he could use a really editor to find typos and that type of thing and perhaps make suggestions to really improve it to be an EXCELLENT written work. But that costs $$$ and this is FREE. And certainly beat out my expectations!
 
I would love to talk with others who have read it and get some thoughts, but not if it is at the expense of your doing your own Bible reading - as THAT is inspired by God and what we need. Where as, this is just for fun reading.
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JW Broadcasting for April 2018
Discuss the spiritual gems found in the April 2018 Edition of JW Broadcasting!
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Friends,
 
We want to take this time to thank everyone for their continued help and support in keeping JWTalk.net a safe environment for all of us to gather and offer an interchange of encouragement.  The moderators could not do this without your help, so thank you for your support!
 
Please take a moment to refresh yourselves with our safety procedures.  If you notice something is amiss or makes you uncomfortable either posted on the forum or received through PM, please do not hesitate to alert one of the mods.  You can do this in one of three ways:
 
1.  Use the "report post" link at the top right of every comment.  
2.  Start a topic in "Confidential Talk with the Moderators"
3.  PM one of the moderators.
 
Please do not post contact information on the forum where all our members can read. Contact information should only be sent via PM. 
 
Please be considerate of your brothers and sisters here.  While here please keep a few scriptures in mind. 
 
Proverbs 15:1 A mild answer turns away rage. 
 
Ecclesiastes 7:9 Do not be quick to take offense, for the taking of offense lodges in the bosom of fools. 
 
Romans 12:18 If possible, as far as it depends on you, be peaceable with all men. 
 
Thank you again.  JWTalk is completely member supported.  We would not be here without you!

Photos of the Watchtower Branch in Georgetown, Ontario, Canada.
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About JWTalk.net - Jehovah's Witnesses Online Community

Since 2006, JWTalk has proved to be a well-moderated online community for real Jehovah's Witnesses on the web. However, our community is not an official website of Jehovah's Witnesses. It is not endorsed, sponsored, or maintained by any legal entity used by Jehovah's Witnesses. We are a pro-JW community maintained by brothers and sisters around the world. We expect all community members to be active publishers in their congregations, therefore, please do not apply for membership if you are not currently one of Jehovah's Witnesses.

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