Thursday, August 27, 2015

Product Spotlight - 2016 Circuit Assembly Notebooks “Imitate Jehovah!” and “Imitate Their Faith!”

The next set of circuit assemblies are just around the corner. Weren't you excited when the two new themes were announced?: “Imitate Jehovah!” and “Imitate Their Faith!”
“Imitate Jehovah!” and  “Imitate Their Faith!”Are you ready to take in all of the information that you are exposed to: lessons, thoughts and experiences that will help you better understand your place in Jehovah's purpose? This will help to strengthen your faith. This week we invite you to check out our Jehovah’s Witnesses Assembly notebooks and that are perfect for keeping track of all the important information you or your son or daughter learn during the 2015-2016 “Imitate Jehovah!” and “Imitate Their Faith!” Circuit Assemblies of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Choose a soft cover design, or enjoy easy spiral binding that lies flat and turns easy. At Ministry Ideaz, there is something special for everyone in the family including the children, and these assembly notebooks are simply ideal.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Join us in saying ‘Farewell Brandon’

Brandon was one of the 200+ brothers
and sisters that volunteered in January
to serve as tour guides for the 3000+
foreign delegates at our International
Convention here in Quito.
Likely you’ve chatted with or emailed the youngest member of the Ministry Ideaz family: Brandon. He and his entire family (all six of them) are regular pioneers serving here in Ecuador as ‘need greaters.’ A few months back, Brandon left home and returned to the United States to pursue his goal to become a Bethelite. He’s now been accepted to work at Walkill Bethel!

Therefore, this is his last day with us here at Ministry Ideaz. Although we’re sad to see him go, we’re very happy that he’s “storing up treasures in heaven” (Matthew 6:20). Brandon starts tomorrow in his new assignment. Feel free to post a message for Brandon at the bottom of this blog entry.

Way to go Brandon! We’re going to miss you!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Maintaining Our Kingdom Hall: Clean With a Willing Spirit

Many hands make light work in Kira, Uganda
(Photo credit: @ritha_needgreater)
If you're like most, you’re probably overjoyed when you see on the announcement board that it's your group's turn to clean…. Or are you?

The Bible makes it clear that we should make ourselves clean both inside and out. While many don’t enjoy the process of cleaning, the end result is magnificent. Together, young and old, we can keep our spirits high and our attitudes positive as we clean our surroundings and ourselves.

Following God’s law keeps you clean on the inside. Keeping the Kingdom Hall spotless is a way to show externally that you are clean, and that you love and respect Jehovah's House, his ways and his Kingdom. Every week, we join together in our Kingdom Hall to become closer with Jehovah and learn about His ways. A pure and clean environment makes it easier to connect and allows us to enjoy our time together that much more.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Back to School: Prayer Helps to Start This Year Off Right!

September is the month of a new teacher and a new grade, new shoes and new school supplies… a fresh start for parents and kids. It's also a month of mixed emotions. We all remember the feelings we experienced at the start of a school year. There was always the worry about whether the new teacher would be “nice” or if we would have friends with whom we could play and eat lunch. And for us as Jehovah's Witnesses, there are the worries of peer-pressure and many faith-challenging situations that will undoubtedly come up.

During the back-to-school season, it’s essential to remind ourselves and our children that prayer helps us endure trials of faith and is one of the best forms of encouragement. When you’re wondering how to start the school year off right, remember that the Bible encourages us to confide in Jehovah through prayer.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Help us dispel false rumors: a message from the Ministry Ideaz founder

My name is Greg. I'm the founder of Ministry Ideaz. Last week, one of my helpers, Tim, received a call from a customer. She wanted to cancel her order. Why? "Because you're apostates," she bluntly stated. "What!?" Tim responded. Tim felt awful. He and all 6 of his family members are regular pioneers. Tim and his wife were just interviewed at our English Regional Convention here in Ecuador this past weekend, and his son (who also works for us) was recently accepted to work at Walkill Bethel. This customer read slanderous information about us on the Internet that we are apostates. Nothing could be further from the truth. If this were an isolated incident, I wouldn't be writing this. But unfortunately this happens on a regular basis. Not only does such slander hurt our feelings, it also affects our very livelihood when such folks cancel orders.