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  1. Oops - I forgot to mention that I saw this article on the jw.org homepage either on Tues or Thurs before service. The AP article was posted yesterday (Saturday). So the jw.org article preceeded the AP article by several days. That timing was faith-strengthening for me.
  2. I didn't realize how timely the jw.org home page article was until I checked today's news.
  3. This is an outstanding radio interview with Brother Hendricks from October 6th. It covers how things have changed since COVID, why we don't celebrate the holidays and why we preach. At least those are the highlights that I really appreciated. Here's the link to the show. The interview starts at the 3 hour 4 minute mark. WICH Radio 1310 AM - Norwich, CT: (Please scrub to the 3:04 mark - 3 hour, 4 minute) https://www.mixcloud.com/wich1310/wednesday-10-06-2021-stu-bryer-show/ The interview is 28 minutes long.
  4. I believe that is true about the Russian Orthodox church initiating & fanning the flames of persecution. It's no wonder Jehovah executes judgement on false religion first. How fitting that Jehovah turns one part of Satan's kingdom against another part of his kingdom --> wild beast DEVASTATES the harlot. It's no wonder Satan is being such a vicious persecutor. He knows we are in "the last of the last days" and he's about to see his rulership implode and then suffer loss of his power & freedom. Our dear brothers & sisters (and us) when facing vicious persecution are assured of Jehovah's tender affection and the complete reversal of any physical or emotional scars: James 5:11 - "Look! We consider happy those who have endured. You have heard of the endurance of Job and have seen the outcome Jehovah gave, that Jehovah is very tender in affection and merciful." Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  5. Hello! A local brother has collected some iPads that friends have donated for bible students in our local Apache territory. I have one that I'm helping to setup but the screen is cracked. The cost to replace the screen is too high. I saw information on the internet about a product called Liquid Glass and it's in stock locally. I have no experience with this product. Have any of you? Is it a good product? I don't want to pass along an iPad with a crack in it for fear pieces will chip off and it will become sharp to the touch.
  6. I heard this illustration at service arrangements this morning. The Apache Pregroup in our area is having a supplemental visit from a Navajo circuit overseer. The illustration used was targeted for a matriarchal culture but it applies to other cultures also! The topic is: The Importance of Meeting Attendance God wants his children to come together and worship him together. At the meeting, our Bibles are opened. Whose thoughts are we hearing? God's thoughts. So, how important do you think it is to come to the meeting? Illustration: If you were sick, would your mom maybe bring you food in bed until you felt better enough to eat with the family? But once you get better, once you get strong enough, where does mom expect you to eat? In bed, or at the table with the rest of the family? So, when we are first learning about God, it takes us a while to get the strength to do what God wants. But after we get strong enough, where does God expect us to learn? Just here at our home, or at the table with the rest of the family? <--- And that would be at the Kingdom Hall. So coming to meetings is something that Jehovah expects us to do.
  7. Has anyone been having issues with JW library when listening to audio? I'm running it on my phone - galaxy. I listen to Media --> audio --> and then original songs or the audio for the convention. It plays for a while and then the app resets & goes back to main screen. It happens when playing audio inside of a WT article also. I'm playing downloaded audio - not playing from the cloud. I'm hoping there's a setting I can adjust to keep this from happening. Any ideas? Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  8. OH WOW! Thank you so much for sharing!
  9. Thank you @Br. Ice & @WilliamChew - that makes sense. It's a powerful statement to say it is a 'protection'. Thank you for sharing that article too @WilliamChew I pulled out the questions Br Hyatt mentioned & how he introduced them: When offering assistance, instead of showing up with all the appropriate verses, show up with all the appropriate questions. 1) What do you want me to do for you? 2) How may I help? 3) What's been happening in your life? I look forward to using these! Brother Hyatt's part was simple yet amazing. This is especially so when talking to long time RVs or students.
  10. I have a question about the part "What do you want me to do for you?" There's a point I can't quite wrap my brain around - how did the question "What do you want me to do for you?" serve as a protection for Jesus in his dealings with James and John? This point is reiterated when the question is applied to us: Don’t make the mistake of things you know what a person wants or needs. Jesus did know, and he still asked. Questions: 1) They dignify the audience 2) They allow your listener to reveal what is in his or her heart 3) It may protect you 4) It allows you to render meaningful assistance I really want to understand how asking questions can protect us. I'm hoping someone can clarify this point for me 🙏
  11. Oops! It's June I'm looking for and I saw the transcript is available - thank you brother! I was just in JW Library and thought 'What happened to July?' 😆
  12. Brother @WilliamChew - is there a transcript available for JWB July 2021? I've searched for a thread on it but I can't seem to find one. So many good points in the Gilead Graduation talks that are helpful for the ministry.
  13. Oh wow, so sad. You're right - we need God's Kingdom [emoji177] Thank you for sharing this article. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  14. It doesn't show lack of faith at all. I chose to have the vaccine but my husband & aunt chose not to. They are both concerned about adverse reactions. They have medical conditions that they fear could be exasperated by the vaccine. Initially, I was this greatly concerned by their choices. But then I could see the reasons for their concern & could see how upsetting it would be if my personal choice to get the vaccine was not respected. The bottom line is that it's a personal choice and there is so much that can be done to limit exposure - masking up, washing hands, limiting time in public/using grocery pickup services or shopping during non-peak hours, etc. It's a diligent process to avoid the virus whether vaccinated or not. In our area, I've heard of several who've contracted the virus although they were fully vaccinated. It's so true that this pandemic isn't over yet. If not being vaccinated puts limits on being able to meet in person again, I'll stay within those limits with my husband although I'm vaccinated. Satan would love to see this virus & the controversy around it divide our family emotionally and spiritually. This virus could also alienate us from part of our spiritual family if we start to view vaccinated or non-vaccinated in a negative way because of their choice. That belongs in the world - not in our JW family. Allowing a spirit of disunity to enter our heart is the biggest opportunity for an assault on our faith in my opinion. Someday - in the New World - we will be truly free & this will all be a distant memory. Things that are intense and stress-inducing now won't matter. It helps to keep reminding myself of that [emoji177] Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk

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