Thursday, January 29, 2015

Highlights of Our International Convention of Jehovah's Witnesses in Quito, Ecuador

We are all very excited about the convention. This is something the brothers have been planning for nearly 2 years. Since we are residents of Quito, we have prepared this blog post as seen from "our perspective" (as hosts).

We hope you enjoy our pictures and video clips. Please don't forget to leave your comment at the bottom, whether you were here or not!

This was the first time in history Ecuador has had such a large convention. There were 13 venues tied in with 20 gigantic screens all across the country including Galápagos Islands.

Airport Reception

Over the course of 4 days, 3000 delegates arrived from nearly 30 countries at the UIO international airport.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

My Favorite Things (pioneer version)

An oldie but a goodie: "My Favorite Things"

(sung to the tune from the "Sound of Music")

Good return visits and good Bible studies;
Fruitful long hours with my service buddies;
Magazine routes that are flourishing well;
People that tell me that I'm doing swell.

Doughnuts and coffee and hot chocolate steaming
Placed all my literature--think that I'm dreaming;
People who welcome the good news I bring;
These are a few of my favorite things.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Introducing: TagOn – A Board Game for Jehovah’s Witnesses

What are you and the family doing tonight? If you don’t have anything planned, how about a family game night? When you can bring the family together over a good game while your faith as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses is strengthened, it’s the perfect item to have on the itinerary. Keep reading to learn more about this fun board game that is designed to merge game night with family worship night!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

How to Read the Bible in a Year – 10 Tips to Make a Success of Daily Bible Reading

Have you read the entire Bible from cover to cover? January is an excellent time to start! Sadly however, some have started many times to read the entire Bible, only to find that their program gets interrupted.

People make goals all the time, such as eating healthy, exercising more or not hitting the snooze button, only to go back to the old ways before long. Have you faced this challenge with Bible reading?

If the idea of reading the entire Bible in one year intimidates you, take heart! As Jehovah’s Witnesses, few commitments can be more important than the commitment to read the Bible more often – better yet, to read the entire Bible in one year. Why should this resolution succeed where so many have failed before? Because you have faith, of course – and because there are many readily available tools that can make this goal much more attainable. So, what can you do to reach the goal of reading the entire Bible?

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Theocratic Highlights of 2014 - A Look Back

The year 2014 was a year to remember! And as we reflect back on all of the spiritual highlights of this past year, we can only imagine what exciting new things are in store for 2015. The progressiveness is beyond belief: new releases, new understandings, new technology, legal victories and even a new TV station! Aren’t we all blessed to be a part of this special organization?

The following are a few of the highlights. Did we miss something? Was there a special moment you would like to share? Please let us know in the comments below!

Printing Bibles at Japan Bethel

March 13th - Release of the New World Translation in a Large-Size Edition

In order to make the Bible accessible to as many people as possible, the branch released a large-size edition of the revised New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures. This edition is printed in the United States and Japan. The combined initial printing was about 424,000 copies.

Did you know that you can order special protective covers for it? Just visit: Ministry Ideaz.

He received his reward March 18th

March 18th - Guy H. Pierce, Member of the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses

Governing Body member Guy H. Pierce finished his earthly course on Tuesday, March 18. He was 79 years of age.

Many of us remember fondly how he told us to give our new Bibles a ‘twist.’ In addition to his wife, Penny, Br. Pierce is survived by his six children, several grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Click here to re-read the news release on Brother Pierce’s life summary was published in the September Watchtower.