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    Tortuga reacted to New World Explorer for a status update, Melbourne it's ending the longest lockdown in the world this Friday! We are 70% fully   
    Melbourne it's ending the longest lockdown in the world this Friday! We are 70% fully vaccinated and soon reaching 80% when more restrictions will be lifted (like travel in the country) Covid-19 cases are still very high, so it will be interesting to see what happens next. Can't wait to get out from Melbourne and visit some rainforests...
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    Tortuga reacted to Dages for a status update, Funeral for a 92 yo brother today. Many connected on Zoom. 69 years of faithful minis   
    Funeral for a 92 yo brother today. Many connected on Zoom. 69 years of faithful ministry for Jehovah in my region. Lot of emotion, people meeting again after decades... Can't wait for the reverse ceremony in Paradise...
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    Tortuga reacted to Anniebea for a status update, I love to see the surprise on faces when they open up the commission… today was no ex   
    I love to see the surprise on faces when they open up the commission… today was no exception 🥰
     

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    Tortuga reacted to bear_about for a status update, Sorry I've not been around as much, LOVING Pioneering!!   
    Sorry I've not been around as much, LOVING Pioneering!!
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    Tortuga reacted to AH173 for a status update, Nice 1st day of Co visit. Glad Jehovah helped me and with treasures part and helped o   
    Nice 1st day of Co visit. Glad Jehovah helped me and with treasures part and helped others with their parts. Looking forward to pioneer meeting tonight! 
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    Tortuga reacted to Sheep for a status update, Enjoying our Circuit Assembly today (with Circuit Overseer)... it's lunch break now.   
    Enjoying our Circuit Assembly today (with Circuit Overseer)... it's lunch break now.
     
    One baptized in our congregation (which happened yesterday), a young brother. He was baptized by his dad! It was likely in the family's own pool, but obviously the two of them gave each other a hug afterward!
     
    Waiting for the afternoon sessions now...
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    Tortuga reacted to Loopy for a status update, Well, this summer continues to be deadly. A 40 year old man (a local) left his home a   
    Well, this summer continues to be deadly. 
     
    A 40 year old man (a local) left his home apparently to go hiking. He didn’t tell anyone how long he’d be gone or anything.
     
    They found his truck Tuesday morning and found his body this morning. Apparently, he fell from a cliff. 😢 

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    Tortuga reacted to Old for a status update, Last I developed a serious case of pneumonia. Because of the covi/hospital cituation   
    Last I developed a serious case of pneumonia. Because of the covi/hospital cituation I put off going to the emrgency a little too long and required immediate hospitalization. No beds to be had on the Oregon Coast. Nearest  bed was 100 miles away. Ambulance was ordered, they too are busy, it took 5 hours for them to show up. Two hour run to the Hospital in Spring field. Checked in at 11:30 PM.
    The worst part besides haveing to do it without my wife's presence was the two hour ambulace ride. I was told it would be very uncomfortable and it was. Given the choice of the ambulance trip or having my fingernails pulled out one by one, I think I would lean toward the fingernails.
     

     
     
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    Tortuga reacted to Dages for a status update, Today is the anniversary of the day I met my wife 15 years   
    Today is the anniversary of the day I met my wife  15 years
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    Tortuga reacted to New World Explorer for a status update, Thank you all, for being so encouraging here on jw.talk, during constant yo-yo lockdo   
    Thank you all, for being so encouraging here on jw.talk, during constant yo-yo lockdowns this site proved to be a "gift" .While millions are in lockdowns etc, we not only have our meetings, but also this wonderful community  to lean upon. Thank you all again.  
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    Tortuga reacted to On the huh for a status update, Was assaulted yesterday, punched 5-6 times in the head by violent neighbour. Still sh   
    Was assaulted yesterday, punched 5-6 times in the head by violent neighbour. Still shaken.  Need prayers.
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    Tortuga reacted to New World Explorer for a status update, Pfizer shot for me and my wife this Saturday, bit scared but happy that we finally ma   
    Pfizer shot for me and my wife this Saturday, bit scared but happy that we finally made a decision. 
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    Tortuga reacted to Dove for a status update, I am scheduled for cataract surgery in 12 days, and I am not vaccinated because of va   
    I am scheduled for cataract surgery in 12 days, and I am not vaccinated because of various health issues. So with the upsurge of the variant cases and deaths I am a little nervous and worried. I know the facilities say they are very careful to keep their places clean but I am still not very confident because it's such a close and personal contact with the doctor and nurses there, and my immune system and age.
    I'm trying to decide whether to take a chance with the vaccination or canceling the surgery, but I really need it to be done. 
    I have read everything possible about the pros and cons but it still seems to be as uncertain as it was in the beginning..the conclusion I always end up with is, it's my decision...🤔Has anyone in my same age group (elder) health issues and unvaccinated had this surgery during this pandemic that can give me some confidence in one direction or the other. . . .
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    Tortuga reacted to Vido for a status update, I like JW talk...hands down....not saying that for likes, but for love 😃   
    I like JW talk...hands down....not saying that for likes, but for love😃
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    Tortuga reacted to Beyond the Sky for a status update, Pokemon Unite is so much fun   
    Pokemon Unite is so much fun
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    Tortuga reacted to New World Explorer for a status update, Delta variant puts Sydney into a stricter lockdown starting today ...no new cases in   
    Delta variant puts Sydney into a stricter lockdown starting today ...no new cases in Victoria and WA. International travellers arriving in Australia from next Friday will be asked which vaccine they have received and where they were given it
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    Tortuga reacted to Beggar for the Spirit for a status update, May we live each day as if… it were our last chance to maintain our integrity! Then,   
    May we live each day as if…
     
     
    it were our last chance to maintain our integrity!
    Then, even if we should face death, we would be able to say,
    “Jehovah, I have done my best to keep my integrity, to prove Satan a liar, and to vindicate your name and your sovereignty!”
    We are confident that our life is safe in Jehovah’s hands!  (w21 April - Learning From Jesus’ Final Words)
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    Tortuga reacted to yangfu for a status update, "Our activities demonstrate the true condition of our heart" Right!   
    "Our activities demonstrate the true condition of our heart"  
     
    Right!
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    Tortuga reacted to New World Explorer for a status update, Huge storms and floods in Victoria, 160000 without power, our meeting attendance was   
    Huge storms and floods in Victoria, 160000 without power, our meeting attendance was so low due to electricity outages 
    Some brothers will not have power till Monday.
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    Tortuga reacted to Beggar for the Spirit for a status update, QUESTION Does anyone know if there is a way to download the audio for… all of the Bib   
    QUESTION
    Does anyone know if there is a way to download the audio for… 
    all of the Bible books at 1 time on JW Library?
     
    I would like to download the audio of every book in the Bible and have it on my iPad and this way I can listen to it wherever I am even if there is no WiFi.  This would also help me by being able to have available the correct enunciation of Bible names, titles, lands, etc, when there is no WiFi. But the fastest way I see now to download all the audio is just 1 Bible book at a time, which is fine, I was just curious if there was a quicker way?
    Thanks for your help 
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    Tortuga reacted to yangfu for a status update,   
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    Tortuga reacted to EccentricM for a status update, Nice surprise at the meeting tonight. My Brother in Law was made up as an Elder.   
    Nice surprise at the meeting tonight. My Brother in Law was made up as an Elder.
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    Tortuga reacted to bagwell1987 for a status update, Perfectly lovely evening, Agatha Christy movies and Merlot.   
    Perfectly lovely evening,  Agatha Christy movies and Merlot. 
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    Tortuga reacted to EccentricM for a status update, Just finished a Sheparding call with an Elder and the Overseer. Was nice. I was surpr   
    Just finished a Sheparding call with an Elder and the Overseer. Was nice. I was surprised though at the request/offer if I'd like to serve the congregation in a greater way, I was basically being asked on the spot if I could be in the position of a MS!

    Of course, I had to explain the condition of my health and why I couldn't hold such a position, but it was a nice compliment regardless to be encouraged to reach out for such a role.
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    Tortuga reacted to LoneWanderer for a status update, And at the hospital again... Woke up thinking it’s morning, but it was only 2 AM. Thi   
    And at the hospital again... Woke up thinking it’s morning, but it was only 2 AM. This is starting to become a familiar place. Wifey had to drop me off at the ER because of abdominal pain that just wouldn’t subside. So they did an operation removing my gallbladder. Should be discharged later on today.
     
    It’s interesting how the blood issue comes to the play even with low-risk procedures. Have to be ready to defend one’s beliefs. Anaesthesiologist wanted to hear my own reasoning as to why I didn’t accept blood transfusions. Not something I was exactly ready for all morphined up. And then the legalese Americano, signing waivers from left to right.
     
    Now here’s for hoping for insurance coverage of the surgery. Can’t really foot a 50k bill 🙈 (= ‘Murica)

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