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.


In the past, I've taken a passive approach to this problem. I fondly recall the experience of Brother Russell when asked why he did not defend himself against reproach. He answered: "If you stop to kick at every dog that barks at you, you'll never get very far." (See The Watchtower, April 1, 1994 page 27.)

It seems, however, that such a passive approach is not making this problem go away. What started out as one disgruntled customer making a video and website with lies about us has mushroomed. As we just learned at our convention this past weekend, the tendency with many folks is to love getting tickled with the latest 'tantilizing juicy gossip.' "Have you heard the latest about...?" And so the false rumor spreads.

What can you do to help? We only ask one thing: If you ever hear a brother or sister repeat this vicious and false rumor, please let them know kindly that it would be good to check with the source.


The following are a list of several websites which publish truthful information about myself, my family, my staff and my company.

Our official 'about us' page:

About Us

Other websites:

Dropr.com   Worky.com
LookUpPage.com   AboutOurWork.com
Strikingly.com   Re.vu   About.me

Best regards,

Greg
Ministry Ideaz Founder

424 comments:

  1. I wish I could say I am shocked to hear this, but sadly I am not. This world is so full of people who have nothing better to do than bring others down. I have always recommended you to any of my fellow brothers and sisters who are looking for service or meeting items. Unfortunately, nothing will stop these rumors completely but hopefully they can be at least quieted a little. Agape, and thanks for all the hard work you do to provide us with quality items.

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    1. My sentiments exactly!

      Agape.

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    2. No, I have not heard anyone speak badly of you or your company. I myself have spoken well to others of your work and how it permits you to continue serving Jehovah in Equador. Wish it were posible for more to taste the blessings of serving in a foreign country.

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    3. I am not shocked either because in all my years of serving Jehovah I know there are ones that will misjudge but I am sad to hear that it happened to your business which has always been ok with me. Let me know if I can support you in any other way besides commenting. Satan wants to use discouragement to bring us down and cause divisions so just know that Jehovah sees this and wants us to keep our heads high and rise above his tactics. Thanks for letting us know.

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    4. I have always been completely happy with the products and service you have provided, thank you. It says more about the person who is making untrue and unjust statements than the person they are trying to malign. Debbi

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    5. The only thing more frustrating than slanderers is those foolish enough to listen to them. Keep up your good work.

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    6. I am deeply saddened by the rumors. I think that it is awesome that you have been able to develop a business that helps all of us with our ministry and yet supports your ministry as well. We are definitely living in troubled times and Satan does all he can to make things difficult for us. Please know we appreciate what you do not only in your secular work but most importantly in the work assignment given us by Jehovah and his son

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    7. It doesn't matter what sphere of our lives as true Christians, all of us are subjected at some level to false accusations, rumours and lies, but, in most cases, they are readily identifiable. I have been a customer of yours for years and am totally 100% satisfied that I am dealing with the real thing. In fact, one time I ran something by you that I was not sure about and received an immediate reply. So carry on the good work, both in your business and in your devotion, brothers, with our full support.

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    8. Keep up the great work! Love your products & all the extras on your page. I recommend you to friends and have never heard anything negative. All the best to you & your family & fellow brothers & sisters who are working so hard.

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    9. We have order several things and enjoyed using them at our meeting and in field service .please continue your good work.thank you

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    10. There are so many of us in our congregation that use your wonderful products. You are not apostate and that is why we are all loyal and appreciate your dedication to helping us serve Jehovah. I am happy to support you in refuting the slander against you. Carry on dear brothers!

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    11. Doesn't it convince us more and more that we have the truth when lies are spread about. May you stay strong and be close to our Loving Father Jehovah. I thank you so much for your blogs, your products and most of all your love that shines through in everything you do. May Jehovah richly bless you all.

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    12. I have had pleasurable experiences with your business, and have seen the slanderous comments online. It is unfortunate that this happens, but some seem to find pleasure in slandering Jehovah and his organization, and ones associated with it but to be expected when this venue is at their disposal. Glad you posted this, and keep up the fine work..

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    13. I have not seen these slanderous comments, but Penny and I have known you and your family for years. We and those others who know you also know that you are faithful integrity keepers. Please continue to fight the fine fight. We know all too well the perils of running a business in this system of things. I continue to be a dedicated customer, promoting your products and your selfless motivation.

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    14. I'm sorry about what happened! Keep up the good work.

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  2. My dear brothers I really feel sorry what happened to you. But don't worry Jehovah see all things. I pray for you
    Lovely christian greetings
    Agnes

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  3. We love you and your products. We are living in the last minutes of this dying world...so when slander or gossip strike us - comes at no surprise, we can expect anything from anyone. Keep your focus on the glorious days ahead. Take good care.

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  4. I am glad you remember the quote of Brother Russell because I too have had to remind myself of it many times. I know how much it hurts when this sort of malicious talk is spread by those who should not participate in it. All we can do is continue to worship Jehovah and put full trust that when the time is right he will correct what is wrong. The fact of the matter is your products are a purchased product and they are of value and use. Small minded customers should understand a product will not get you Jehovah's blessing, how you use it will. Stay strong and keep going!

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  5. We are expect such behavior from the world but when we suffer from untruths spread by the weak it is particularly hurtful. I always get compliments on my supplies from you and am always quick to recommend Ministry Ideaz. If someone was unsatisfied, we have guidance as to how to proceed. Spreading slander is not the course. May J├ęhovah continue to bless the spirit you show in your foreign assignment. If Satan cannot break your integrity, he tries to break your heart. Keep up the good work!

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    1. I strongly agree with all the positive feedback from these friends. We love your products and do not believe slander passed on by others. We would go to the source first before we would make such a move. Please continue to work hard in Jehovah's service.

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    2. I do totally agree with you 100%. Anabel (Spain)

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  6. How sad. I would hope that the person who called would have confirmed this rumor before making that kind of accusation. It is more than obvious when someone is an apostate especially when running a website where the sell merchandise. Why would apostates want to provide us with materials to aid our ministry?? That doesn't even make sense! Maybe you don't want to do business with people who can be so easily swayed. They are the ones who will give your business the bad reputation.

    Much love to all of you and your hard work! Don't let this get to you.

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    1. I was going to respond with a similar thought and you took the words right out of my mouth­čśÇ

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    2. I had the exact same thoughts!!!

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    3. Very well said. Unfortunately, some of our dear brothers are gullible and believe what is told them without checking the facts. Testing the truthfulness of what we are taught/told is one of the hallmarks of being a witness.

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  7. Greg, This is the first time I'm hearing about the terrible rumors directed to you and your family. I am sorry that you are experiencing this, but I too think it would be a waste of time to kick "almost dead" dogs. Jesus told his followers that they would be persecuted in one way or another. Don't worry about it and keep up the good work.

    Your sister,

    Valerie

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    1. My dear Christian family, remember Satan is like a roaring lion seeking to destroy us as Jehovah's,people so he will use any method to arrive at his goal.
      Remember Job how much he suffered, now hold on to how much Jehovah blessed him after. So my dear family take courage do not be afraid for I'm with you,said our God Jehovah

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  8. keep up the good work they have no idea what they are talking about, and yes why would apostates sell us ministry products. Jehovah's blessings.

    Bill

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  9. I enjoy and delight in the products I receive from your company. Anything positive is going to be attached by negative influence. Keep doing what you are doing , because good always excels. I will continue to support you my brother and all of the good work you and all of my sisters and brothers are doing.

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  10. Sorry to hear about the nasty rumors..... people throwing the mud are often the ones covered in it. I know this fact doesn't bring you much comfort now but don't let that sort bring you down. I love your products and will continue to support your business.

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  11. I actually was doing public witnessing with a pioneer who has recently returned to Canada after serving for about 10 years in Ecuador. She spoke very highly of your company as she knows where your products come from, et cetera. Very unfortunate that this is happening and I am truly sorry that your family is having to deal with it.

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  12. This is so sad but not unexpected. People are so mean and don't Carr who they hurt. This old system will soon be over. I will NOT stop ordering from you

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  13. Me imagino que si viven en Ecuador hablaran espanol por lo que les digoes cierto que esos rumores se han regado por doquier pero piensen si es que esto les consuela que familia no tiene problemas de esa clase?, somos una inmensa familia y si los apostoles discutian cual seria el mayor y otros miembros que anduvieron personalmente con los apostoles tambien tuvieron sus encuentros, que hemos de esperar para los ultimos dias de los ultimos dias? apostatas no hacen productos para beneficiar las buenas nuevas.

    Que la paz de Jehova este con uds.

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  14. Im so sorry people have talk about thing they know nothing about.Keep faith in Jehovah he knows our heart and we love and trust in him he's always with us never fear brothers and sisters Agape

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  15. Are the copyright laws being recognized?

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  16. Thank you for sharing your unfortunate incident and letting us get to know you and your family better. I find I want to support you even more. Keep up the beautiful work you are doing! (Isa. 52:7)

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  17. I am so sorry to hear of this, esp that it is not an isolated incident. I have recommended you to many in my Cong and even brought the letter you had included in my order about your background w/ me to share w/ the friends in service. Having a daughter who is also pioneering in a foreign land facing many challenges, I have nothing but the utmost love and respect for those such as yourselves who make such great sacrifices to do this. May Jehovah continue to be w/ you and bless your efforts in his behalf while giving you the wisdom and strength to deal effectively w/ these unfortunate events.

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  18. Gary (charyboone@hotmail.com)August 6, 2015 at 11:53 AM

    Greg, i am sorry to hear about this, but as was expressed...we would receive blessings with persecutions. Jehovah allows us to be tested to refine us for the endurance we will surely need. Bring it on...it is momentary and light, and will not be more than we can endure...with the way out. Keep up the good work, you have nice and usable products.

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  19. I am so sorry to hear of this, esp that it is not an isolated incident. I have recommended you to many in my Cong and even brought the letter you had included in my order about your background w/ me to share w/ the friends in service. Having a daughter who is also pioneering in a foreign land facing many challenges, I have nothing but the utmost love and respect for those such as yourselves who make such great sacrifices to do this. May Jehovah continue to be w/ you and bless your efforts in his behalf while giving you the wisdom and strength to deal effectively w/ these unfortunate events.

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  20. I received a post about this on my FB Newsfeed and I was shocked! My wife and I have ordered from you for YEARS and knew of the company story and that most if not all of the employees are pioneers and at the very least all are JW publishers. As soon as I read this on my newsfeed I quickly responded to the person that this was not true to which she replied that she got the "apostate" story from a very reliable and "in the know" person. I told her I didn't care how reliable she viewed the source of the story, it is false. I've even chatted on the phone one or two times with a customer rep (or it may have been via email, can't totally remember) and this person was indeed a JW. My FB friend took the post down and apologized to all her friends for the misinformation. Unfortunately the snowball had already started rolling down the hill gaining speed. I am so sorry you friends have had to combat this false story. I for one will continue to purchase from your company. Agape

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  21. I read the information, so you are serving here in Ecuador? I was at last English Convention I would have liked to know you. Sorry for those comments.

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  22. Bo, the father of Hannah
    I experienced something that can go wrong. I was enjoying your films about assemblies and clicking on different films and suddenly I was an an opposers film. I asked my son and he explained that Youtube list similar sides and I have clicked on something. Perhaps someone has done the same and thought it was from you!
    Your brother from Sweden

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    1. This is very true - someone barely understands the tool they are using (youtube), and makes assumptions that the additional recommended content must also be from you. Of course, someone making assumptions like that probably doesn't understand how to fact check using other tools, so jumps to sad conclusion. And I don't think there is a way to make youtube opt out of doing that. May be better to use a different video service so that possibility doesn't exist.

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  23. I hadn't heard anything about this. I am so sorry to hear that you have been victims of gossip. I sympathize very much, and if I ever hear anyone say anything about it, I will set them straght!

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    1. I am in the same situation. I had not heard anything about this, but I rarely have time to go roam the internet especially with our JW.org website. It's unfortunate, but Satan uses every tool at his disposal and the internet is one of his tools. It's a product of the world he controls. I feel very badly for you and will let everyone I know, know that this is a bold faced lie about you. I love your products and will continue to order no matter what. All of the friends in my congregation will continue also.

      With warm brotherly affection. ~Judy~

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    2. Sadly, those searching the Internet search it to find negative things about the organization. They are looking for a reason to justify their doubts. They are gullible enough to believe everything they read. Meanwhile, the truth is overshadowed by these vicious lies. I, too, love Ministry Ideaz products and will continue to be a valued customer. Just as Jesus had the conniving Pharisees and Sadducees in his day, wicked conniving apostates will make their presence known. And I dont givfe them the time nor the day. Happy Pioneering - :Paulette

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  24. Jesus said that if they persecuted him they would persecute us also. These comments are very hurtful because we know they are far from the truth. But when they say mean things they are really rejecting Jehovah. They are in spiritual darkness.
    Keep up the great work!

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  25. I have bought products from Ministry Ideaz and have been very pleased. I also follow them on my GooglePlus account too. They are a faithful group who only have positive posts that support theocratic arrangements. Sorry to hear your having some problems with unfounded rumors.

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  26. I'm not surprised of this attacks toward you dear brothers. Our savior Jesus Christ predicted this attacks against his true followers. Keep up the excellent work that you do in Ecuador. Be assure of our prayers.

    Agape,
    Mendez family

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  27. I must say that this is the first I've heard of this, but, as others have said, it doesn't shock me. Satan is out to destroy the reputations of our friends. Thank you for bringing this to my attention and I would be happy to steer people in the right direction.

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  28. Satan will use whatever he can...I have been purchasing products from you guys for a while now I even have other family members and some in my congregation who now order from you. I am so sorry you have to endure these attacks. I love the products and I think you all do a great job at what you do. I appreciate the products you offer it makes my spiritual routine easier and more efficient. Just keep up the good work and down let this make your heart heavy very soon we won't have to worry about this or things like this ;-)

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  29. Hi Greg and Ministry Ideaz Family, We are so disgusted and feel very bad that anyone would stoop to such lying tactics and slander you like that. You are to be commended for the sacrifices you made to serve where the need is greater, and also for having the ingenuity to turn the opportunity to a business so you can remain in your assignment and meet the ever-increasing need for Kingdom proclaimers. We personally find your products very helpful.
    Carol Johnston.

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    1. I do truly agree with you 100%. Anabel Tarin (Spain)

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  30. Thank You for ALL your hard work in business and in the ministry to you and everyone that works with you. My family and I have enjoyed the products and services you provide and will continue to do so and let all I can. Keep up the good work

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  31. My dear brothers,
    I'm so sorry to hear this but I'm glad to say that haven't heard or seen anything negative about your company or products.
    My experience with your company and products has always been good!

    Also as someone who depends on positive reviews for my small business I totally understand what you're going through!
    Keep up your good work, I know Jehovah will continue to bless your efforts to support yourselves as you put kingdom interests first for preaching the good news!
    Sincerely,
    Deb Edgar

    DebStyle, LLC
    www.detroitsewingspot.com

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  32. Dear brothers, I have not run across these accusations and I thank you for the message. I will alert you if I ever do come across anything so defaming, and untrue. I love your products, your news letters and your quality service and customer service. Jehovah will continue to bless you all in your endeavors and will keep you strong to the end. Much love from Canada, Debra

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  33. Huguette CarbonneauAugust 6, 2015 at 12:29 PM

    Hang in there! Satan is pretty busy these days grasping at straws. And he usually targets those who are especially busy in Jehovah's work - so good on you - you must be pretty busy in the ministry these days :) Love your products, they make wonderful gifts for the friends!

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  34. In this time of the end Satan is on the prowl and trying to tear us apart, as well as away from Jehovah. He is using any means possible to make us doubt not only our brothers and sisters, but also the truth itself. Please stay strong and know your entire family will be in my prayers. And...I think I will go on your site right now and order something!
    Stay strong

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  35. Wow I hadn't heard the rumors but my heart goes out to you. I have always been very happy and will continue doing business with you. I hope with Jehovah's help these rumors stop and not cause any more hurt on you. Your brother G.Kelley

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  36. I want to say I love your products and thank you for all your hard work. I love seeing the news feed in my Facebook feed as well.

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  37. I use my computer a lot in business and do research on the JW.org website. I can say I haven't received anything from anyone in regard to your website which I happy to say. It could be they are trying to get you out of business so they can take over selling your products So please keep up the good work and thank you for letting me know

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  38. I enjoy the products I order from you. I will pray for you all. Thanks for all your service and helping to support pioneers!

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  39. Keep on going Jehovah will keep on blessing you.
    Thank you for helping us in the past.
    Don't let satan get you down,he's on his way down very soon
    Take care keep the good work

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  40. WHAA?!? You guys be Awesome! Rock on ✌��️����

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  42. Brother Greg & Family,

    I am so shocked and sorry to hear about this disgusting rumor! I have purchased items from you all in the past and have received nothing but professional and loving service. Keep up the good work and I will be praying for everyone that this has effected!!

    Agape,

    Jennifer

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  43. I have personally met Greg and his extended his family. His aunt and I pioneered together and continue to have a close relationship with our families. We travel to visit each other as often as possible...most recently in March of this year. Meetings, service, and spiritually upbuilding conversation is a large part of our relationship and time together. Evidence shows that the truth comes first in all their lives. Nothing could be further from the truth that Ministry Ideaz owners or staff are anything but upstanding lovers of Jehovah.

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  44. I have not heard anything, but that doesn't mean it's not out there. Personally I don't listen to Rumors, just a waste of my time and could be a lie. you just keep doing what you are doing, Preaching the Truth and providing for those that are yours. Lies Hurt, not only the one that it is told about but also the one who tells the lie, they loose all credibility. I am sorry for you.

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  45. It is sad that some of our brothers and sisters in the truth dont stop to investigate if what they've read is true or not. Acting that way is not a logic thing to do. By doing that, they are just as ilogic as the people in the world. I mean, wouldnt it be ilogical to think that you guys are apostates but at the same time you sell stuff that helps JW with service work? That is why I dont read anything related to us outside of jw.org. If you do it, you put yourself in spiritual danger. I love ministryideaz and am sad you are going through this bad experience.

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  46. Jeff and Leisa MoffettAugust 6, 2015 at 12:47 PM

    Crazy rumours! I know your sister Carrie and her Dad here in Victoria. I also know other members of your family. People need to check their sources before they spread hurtful lies. My wife and I have ordered from yiur company before and won't hesitate to do so in future. Ride the storm. It will pass and truth will be revealed.

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  47. I haven't heard anything, but I will let people know that there are liars and slanderers out there with nothing better to do. Don't worry, Jehovah will take care of people like that. May Jehovah continue to bless your service to him.

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  48. Thank you for your hard work. Because what you make is unique to our ministry, you have my support. Keep up the good work and don't let anyone break your spirituality. We all have a share in this precious work.

    And for those with negative comments being posted here, we all will be held accountable. Jehovah will see to that. (Galatians 6:3-5; Romans 14:12)

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  49. You just keep up the good work and know that we love you, and the hurtful words are just prophecy coming true. Rather than let it hurt you, rejoice in knowing that it only means that it's almost over! I don't order a lot but I absolutely LOVE everything! I will be getting my "Sophia" a Sophia bag very soon! She is three and thinks that Caleb is her brother and Sophia is her and that I'm the mom lol! Oh the joy of youth and innocence! You don't have to defend yourself because Jehovah knows what your doing and why, and he blesses you for it every day wether you see it or not! I'm going through persecution more than I ever thought could ever happen but reading your email you sent me today gave me the courage to try to brighten your day today as mine is a bit dreary. I never knew the strength Jehovah could give me and I'm not 100% but I am 100% motivated to do his will and become stronger, learn boldness, and just PREACH PREACH PREACH!! You keep doing what you're doing because you have the right mindset and view of the wonderful future we will enjoy together! I hope to meet you and your family and workers some day maybe in paradise! I didn't know the background behind the business and I always wondered, so thank you for sending me that email so I now can keep you and yours in my prayers! Agape, April Watson, McAlester, Ok congregation!

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  50. Thank you for your personal message. I'm just a customer but that's a lot of time to spend contacting everyone. You felt you needed to do this and I'm sorry your family had to spend that amount of time. I normally wouldn't spend my time writing but I wanted you to know I shun idle rumors. I hope your business will continue to grow. I will order something just because I enjoy the helpful materials I purchase and the friends like it when I give them small helpful presents.
    Continued success
    D. Hansen

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  51. Dear Brother Greg, it is hard to fathom such things but maybe not. Satan wants to destroy your good reputation and your business that provides for your needs and the needs of your employees, our dear brothers and sisters.
    My bank refused to pay for my order so I had to cancel. I am sorry that happened. If I can get out of the nursing home and get a money order I would like to try again.
    Let's tell Satan his tactics will not work.
    Your Sister
    JoAnn. Wooten

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  52. This has to be disheartening for you and your family and the other friends. It's hard not to get discouraged but try to remember that this is a tool that Satan keeps well polished and uses it often bc it works if we let it. (remember the yard sale tale?) What's more...if it was true, how do we know whom we're buying everyday items from? WalMart, Kmart, Target, Dollar stores, Goodwiill, they all may be owned by apostates. I bought my house from one (mother and I have no contact with her at this time...my choice).I'm VERY pleased with your company. So keep your head up and ignore them. All of us WILL and ARE persecuted for Jehovah and Jesus' sake. Agape.

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    1. That should read...( my mother is apostate...and I have no more contact with her.

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  53. So sorry for the vicious rumors! I love the items I have purchased for my family and myself. Keep serving Jehovah and he will bless you!

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  54. Gossip is like feathers in the wind. How can you gather them? The Bible and Watchtower has warned us about spreading harmful gossip. Unfortunately, many are not listening. I don't know you but I knew you moved to where the need is great. I love your products and you will continue to have my business. Satan uses gossip to conquer and divide OR give trouble to those serving JH in an expanded way. YS,

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  55. This is terrible! We, as Witnesses, are taught not to listen to rumors, and if we hear them, trace them back to the source and nip it in the bud. I am so so sorry this is happening to you and I will cut the rumor if I hear it. What a mess this world of Satans is. And if we, as Witnesses, are not careful, it still influences us on the sly, so to speak. Agape Utahna

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  56. One more thing....I did hear the rumor but squashed it when I heard it. I live Texas, USA and it was about 1 month ago I heard this.

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  57. Dearest Ministry Ideaz,

    I really want you to know that I never go on the internet in search of bad reviews.
    I avoid gossip like the deadly plague it is. I will always defend a brother/sister against
    a wrong idea or rumor. That’s what friends do. I love all of Jehovah’s people but the
    ones who make his service such a huge part of their life are my favorites.
    The ones who are true Christians will not believe it and the ones who were
    wrongly swayed by false talk will learn the truth and feel bad about believing it.
    I’m not sure why people take such delight in bringing another down but Jehovah
    will never bless what they are doing.
    As for me, I have heard nothing but the best about you guys.
    My family really enjoys the products we have purchased from you.
    They are a part of our daily lives.
    When our Canadian dollar gets better, I look forward to ordering more from you.

    Sincerely,
    With Christian love,
    Julie Harbottle

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  58. Awwweee...im sooo sorry ur going through this!!! I loveee ur products n have recieved beautiful things from u all. I have refered you to those in my Pelham congregation in Bham Al. May Jehovah continue to be with u as u serve were need is great. You are alll in my prayers!!! Love u forever...ps...im recently come back to Jehovah n the things i ordered from u guys helped me to put Jehovah first. Each time i recieved one of ur products in the mail...i felt is was a gift from Jehovah himself welcoming me back.I love service n i see the care n love u have for the ministry in ur products quality!!! Its precious to Jehovah...i love u guys...ur my family n u are apart of helping me stand again n praise my best friend Jehovah...keep going!!!

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  59. I am sorry to hear of your being slandered. Agape love to your family and staff. Thank goodness we are only temporary residents in such a cruel system.

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  60. This is the first time I heard about the rumors and I am very sorry you and your family have to deal with this. I love your products and have recommended you to many of my brothers and sisters. I have read most of the comments to this post and I want add my assurance that I will do what I can to dispel any rumors about you and your company that I hear. Thank you for providing a nice line of products for those of us in Jehovah's Organization.
    Love to you and your family,
    Karen Pope

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  61. We're not sure when we started doing business with Ministry Ideaz but we always ask everyone we do business with if they are a member of Jehovah's Organization and only do business with them. I believe in Jehovah and trust in Ministry Ideaz to be honest and filled with integrity for our God. They are NOT apostates! (Satan is at work.)

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  62. c stevens
    It is shame that someone did this to your company but we have remember not everyone takes to heart what is said from the platform. We have to remember that Satan is very busy because he has a short time left and will use any means or anyone to disrupt something that is good. I purchase extra items from your company to give to the friends and this one sister was in awe when I gave her the booklet with the titles already printed in it for the Regional Assembly, she just couldn't believe it and she was so excited to receive it. I admire the work you do because you do it for Jehovah. If I hear anything I will put a stop to it. Agape Carol

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  63. We have our convention next weekend I'm glad you enjoyed yours, much needed spiritual food to digest and put into action. Keep up the good work and always find pleasure in Jehovah's service which your products are helping us to do. Many thanks and Christian love to you all,

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  64. I am saddened to hear that this has happened to you & your company. I have enjoyed all of the products I have purchased from you & readily recommend your products to brothers & sisters!

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  65. I'm so sorry to hear this. I have personally never heard that said about you. But, I assure you that if I ever hear that I will kindly correct them. Thanks for your great products ­čĹŹ. I I pray to Jehovah that he continues to bless your efforts in the ministry while you continue to serve in Ecuador.. Warm greetings

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  66. Keep going Brother. Remember Elijah, He had hard times and even tried to run away from his problems. Jehovah let him run, but also sent an angel to help him twice. I know your not running, but just think about the fact that no matter what Jehovah is with you and all his faithful servants. PS, My family loves your stuff!

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  67. This is first time news for me. My experience with Ministry Ideaz was nothing but good. Good service and good products. Now I now that the people behind the Company are spirituals brothers that serve Faithfully to Jehovah. Don't worry about it.
    Let your fruits speak for you. Specially the work and the other brothers are doingoing in Ecuador.
    Mateo 7:16-20
    Por sus frutos los reconocer├ín. Nunca se recogen uvas de espinos o higos de cardos, ¿verdad?v 17 As├ş mismo, todo ├írbol bueno produce fruto excelente, pero todo ├írbol podrido produce fruto inservible; 18 un ├írbol bueno no puede dar fruto inservible, ni puede un ├írbol podrido producir fruto excelente. 19 Todo ├írbol que no produce fruto excelente llega a ser cortado y echado al fuego. 20 Realmente, pues, por sus frutos reconocer├ín a aquellos [hombres].

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  68. I have several of your products and I love them ! Jehovah's people will always be a target for such terrible treatment! Stay strong my brothers and Jehovah's blessings to you all warm Christian love from Gair in Scotland 5cc

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  69. I totally agree with every positive comment posted. Peggy T.

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  70. Do you know what is just as easy to find on-line as the apostasy accusation? It is all of the good reports about your business from faithful brothers and sisters! Unfortunately nothing is more destructive or disheartening than having your faith and devotion to Jah being called into question or attacked. Please keep in mind that 'wisdom is proved righteous by its works'. Keep up the good work!

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  71. Sometimes one is required to defend his good name against slander. Keep doing good work, focus on the positive things with the brotherhood and let Jehovah take care of the things that are too big for any human to accomplish. Too bad people believe everything they read on the internet. Your reputation should be able to stand on its own.

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  72. You all are in my prayer pocket. Unfortunately, whoever is canceling orders because of gossip certainly does not recall Pr 20:19 A slanderer goes about revealing confidential talk; Do not associate with one who loves to gossip". In my humble opinion, gossip is poppycock. I only have high respect for you and the goods that you market. I am sure Jehovah will smile on you soon and these rumors will be snuffed out.

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  73. I'm also sorry to hear such negativity about your company. We are warned to stay away from these websites that post false info about Jah's organization and our activities. So why is she surfing around on these sites?? I have to question her spirituality. Keep up the good work!

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  74. Sorry to hear about this. I like the way you are handling the situation. Is the person or persons responsible for this, your competitors thus trying to put you out of business?
    Hang in there.

    Ralph

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  75. So saddened and disgusted that your hard work and love for the brotherhood is being questioned and outright lied about. To go as far as making a video really shows one's true heart condition. Your posts are always positive and upbuilding and I know that Jehovah will continue to bless your efforts. Juicy gossip is the way Satan enters and divides a congregation. Keeping you and your family as well all brothers and sisters in my prayers. Thank you for making us aware of the issues at hand.

    Agape
    Lakesha Ellard

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  76. I am very sorry to hear about this. Keep putting Jehovah first and you will be vindicated. I love your products and will continue to purchase them.

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  77. I usually don't comment on the Internet, but after reading this report I was moved to do so. I have been a loyal customer for about 4 years now. I love ALL your products. They keep this life-saving literature from looking messy. I'm sooo sorry you guys are experiencing this. I have never heard such rumors, but if I do I WILL dispel them immediately. Thank you for all your hard work!

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  78. I appreciate your website so much, I've been buying my ministry supplies from you since the beginning of my pioneering, over 15 years ago. If you were apostates, you would have never succeeded this long! Thank you for all you do, not only with your business, but in Jehovahs service. Your sister - Jen

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  79. Greg and family,
    I am so sorry to hear about this for the first time. Just the way you have handled it speaks to me that you are true spiritual people.
    My daughter has been to Manta, Ecuador twice and is aspiring to be a need greater in a few years. I will continue to buy from you all because you have great products and are good people.
    Keep up the good work!
    Warm love, Molly from California

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  80. Uterly ridiculous!! Even if this were true, for what reason exactly would you be helping the spreading of the good news by selling these wonderful supplies?? Smh!

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  81. My dear brothers, I haven't heard of this either. I know many in my Cong. purchase a lot of things from you. It seems that Satan loves to do this to families like yours. My spiritual mother who is a wonderful Sister and has many, many spiritual daughters has been slapped with this same accusation a number of times and of course thru the investigations of the Elders has been proven innocent every time but it still leaves scars and rears it's ugly head once again. She and her family aren't allowing it to side track them either.

    She too was a RP for many years, they own a business that has only witnesses and mostly RP's working for them so they can earn enough to meet their daily needs and still be out in service. She also has lunch ready every day for the Pioneers so they can eat healthy, quickly and return to the field. She and her family have been always strong in the truth so having the same accusation come up repeatedly as it has, is a real test and to date they have passed it with flying colors and you will as well.

    Keep up the good work, the slander mongers have already lost out in Jehovah's eyes as they are doing Satan's work.

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  82. The unfortunate thing is that you never know who is purchasing your products and just because they are buying from you doesn't mean they are a brother or sister. You do have wonderful products and clearing blessed be Jehovah.
    We, as brother and sisters need to remember Proverbs 14:15 and ask for proof!

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  83. So sorry that u and ur family r going thru this.. I have not heard anything in my area. Many local friends including myself have purchased items from u. Not only r the products awesome but ur staff is super... So sorry,but thank u for letting all of ur customers know..we will stick up for u!! Lori

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  84. I saw this accusation online a while back when I did a search for ministryideaz.com. on my new laptop. I knew it was bogus, ( I didn't go to the website) but it was still upsetting to see that such vile statements were being made against our brothers. I've been a loyal customer for many years and given many referrals and will continue to do so. "...by their fruits you will recognize them". You and your company produce fine fruit!! (I loved your posts on the International Convention 2014, I attended the one in Seattle :))

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  85. So so sorry to hear you are experiencing this. Satan is obviously coming at all of us with many different ways. Keep trusting in Jehovah. We are all waiting on Jehovah to correct matters....can't be much longer now. Much love and we will keep you in our prayers

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  86. I'm so sorry to hear such absurdity. I love my products that I've ordered from you and hold you in high regard.

    I kind of know what it feels like. A few years ago some non - witness people tried to slander my sisters small business. It really hurt.

    I wish you and the family my best wishes and keep up the great work!!

    -Kentucky, USA

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  88. I am so sorry this is happening to your company. I have ordered from you for years and will continue to do so. Your products are wonderful and are so useful in the ministry. May Jehovah's holy spirit be with you.

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  89. Thank you for this notice. How sad it is that certain bitter people stoop to spreading sensational nonsense, and even sadder that some people are gullible enough to accept it without investigation.

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  90. I am very appalled at what people say about Jehovah's Witnesses. Any apostate rumor about this website I know to be untrue because my whole congregation benefits from these ministry products. They are thankful that there are so many products to help with their ministry. This is a wonderful provision that you have given us. I send my condolences to you and your family and I pray that these rumors fall down. I send my warm Christian love to you guys and just remember that Jehovah and the brotherhood are on your side!

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  91. I am so sorry that you are having to deal with such an unpleasant problem. Haven't heard anything about this myself, but if I do will certainly set matters straight. I haven't had a lot of dealings with your company but was very happy with my purchases and will certainly be buying from you in the future.

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  92. Dear Greg, and fellow brothers and sisters at Ministry Ideaz,
    I haven't heard any rumors about you being apostates. I am always warned by fellow brothers about being "on the internet as there are apostates on the internet". I am very pleased with ALL of the products that I have purchased from you, they are the best quality. I know there is another company that also makes JW supplies, but, personally I prefer your quality. Keep up the good work, I constantly get questioned about my leather book covers and give frequent gifts that I keep on hand from your company. Jehovah will take care of those telling slanderous things in his own due time, I pray that Satan doesn't do more damage through man... to such a reputable company. Agape <3

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  93. Hi Greg. I have been ordering from you in the past, and for years have looked at your websites. It is a shame that people have to act like "barking dogs" making insinuations, they know nothing about. I hope Jehovah continues to bless you and your family's efforts to serve Him. Warmest of Christian regards-----Mark Garner

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  94. I am so sorry this has happened to you. I am a sister and satisfied customer. If I hear any slanderous or negative talk to this effect, I will certainly set them straight.

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  95. I remember this happened a number of years ago, and the rumors scared me too….but I soon found out they were false and renewed my interest in your wonderful company. I don't understand the need that people have to destroy others, but it just shows how important it is for us, as brothers and sisters…and customers…to validate any information we get, good or bad, before rushing to judgement. There's just far too much foolish thinking in this world, which is not surprising considering it's ruler (1 Jn 5:19). Jehovah be with you all.

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  96. Friends, I just attended our "Imitate Jesus" Regional Convention over this past weekend and it was wonderful. We are surrounded by people who aim to hurt others, which follows the example set by Satan. Unfortunately, sometimes we allow ourselves to be influenced by that spirit. I am so sorry that this has happened to you dear brothers at Ministry Ideaz. I have always had a pleasant experience with you all and know that will continue. I've also made a point of letting others know about you and your great products and service. May Jehovah continue to bless you all in your pioneer efforts and in making a living that makes that possible. Agape, Sis. Wilson

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  97. I appreciate your business and what you do for Jehovah. Unfortunately, people always engage in negative talk even when you are doing good things. Jesus was perfect but some still found fault in him. Please be encouraged by what Matthew 11:19 says, "... wisdom is proved righteous by its works." Your best defense if your fine conduct!

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  98. Keep up the great work...No complaints here. Always excellent products and service..we know persecution will come but to be branded apostate when you are working so hard in the service must be the pits..people are cruel, stupid and jealous...Jehovah will bless as he sees fit. Better days are coming.

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  99. I'm so sorry to hear of this. I know this is very stressful. I'm glad you mentioned this so I can keep you in my prayers. You have my support.
    I always refer you to the friends when they ask where did I get my field service bag. They love it. I proudly say Ministry Ideaz. I'm so happy with your products.
    Warm Christian Love, Your sister from USA

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  100. I have never personally heard anything negative about you or your company. This was shocking and sad to read. Keep up your hard work. Remember Jesus was the victim of false accusations also. You are in good company. :)

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  101. Love your products, have referred others, shared gifts and buy them for myself. Sadly, as a regular pioneer I have experienced some similar situations, time corrects this type of thing. I hope it does not impact your business! May Jehovah be with you and yours!

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  102. Your products are excellent. My husband and I tell others about where we have found such wonderful ministry products. One elder told me, "It doesn't matter what we (people) think....only what Jehovah thinks." But, I understand your desire to maintain your business' and personal reputations. Soon this nasty world will pass...until then focus on your faithful service to Jehovah. He will surely bless you and help you in many ways...probably unexpected ways...but always wise! We should not think the worst about our brothers and sisters...we should always look for the good. Spread love not hate. Agape! This too shall pass.

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  103. I had not heard this. Thanks for explaining. I plan to visit Ecuador and would love to meet you all. Keep busy in the work of our Lord and you will continue to be blessed.

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  104. I've not heard the rumours, but I'm a huge believer in fact checking. :) I find many facebook friends have a tendency to believe things that come up in their feed, and share them; when a quick check debunks them nicely. :)

    We love your products and have recommended you to many. You were in fact, recommended to us. I actually have a couple of families in our congregation that want to do an order with us soon {we are in Australia, so shipping is expensive, so if we pitch in, we get enough to qualify for the shipping free}.

    I hope that things settle down for you, brother. It's horrible to hear hurtful things about you - particularly when they're so blatantly untrue and hurtful - and particularly when right of reply is difficult {as it is with anonymous internet gossip mongers}.

    Your Sister....

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  105. Anyone who is supporting and helping further the good news cannot be apostate. Ministry Ideaz support and further the good news by means of their products helping many many brothers and sisters be organised & well prepared as they minister and as they gather for meetings. May Jehovah bless your efforts as you assist us all. Agape. Laura x

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  106. sad thing is that as long as we are living in Satan's world we will have slander, stay strong, you and your family are doing great and may Jehovah bless you and your family

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  107. My dear brother and sisters I know that it feels terrible. I had a similar situation that happened and I wanted to say something but I decided to let Jehovah fight for me and now the situation has cleared and is peaceable. It takes patience and understanding. I pray that this will resolve for you soon and will bring peace to your family. Stand strong and keep in mind Isaiah 41:10 He has you in his right hand of righteousness.

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  108. So sorry you are going through this!! We will keep you in our prayers!

    Warm Christian love X

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  109. Very sorry to hear that Greg! Keep up the excellent work!!! Agape!!!
    Houston Texas USA

    Kind Regards;
    Juan Balderas

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  110. Thank you so much for your hard work!!! Your products are so useful for the ministry and meetings!!! When I hear things like this it makes me so sad. You will always have my support!!!

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  111. I'm very sorry to know about this terrible rumor! I appreciate that you addressed this issue because it may go from bad to worse. Satan is very busy attacking Jehovah's people every way he can in these last days. May Jehovah Bless you for all that you do for his name!!

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  112. Valerie Anne DavisAugust 6, 2015 at 2:49 PM

    Hello Brother: Very sorry to hear about your ordeal. Someone's false accusation does not change who you REALLY are. With that being the case and as you already know Jehovah will not stop taking care of you because you ARE FAITHFUL. Even though he allows us to suffer momentarily he also makes it up to us by giving us Spiritual and Material blessings as he sees fit. In other words: If it wasn't for the persecution you would have never experienced the blessing Jehovah will put in place to make up for it. It reminds me of Job when Jehovah gave him more children to makeup for losing his first set of children so he has gained more children and will have more to look forward to when both sets of children are resurrected from the dead! Marvelous Indeed! It's good to know that when we receive persecution from satan's world that we are seeing bible Prophecy being fulfilled and who knows? If this person who is spreading this hurtful gossip is a so called fellow worshiper you or someone else may have the opportunity to find out who it is and report it so that person can receive some needed spiritual help. I have been severing Jehovah for 40 years and have seen a lot as many have and not only do many need Spiritual help but Professional help as well and I can say that because I am a Professional Counselor. Let's hope that if this person is a fellow Christian that they can be the kind of soil who can be molded by snatching them out of the fire and then learning to imitate the Christ instead of satan the devil.

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  113. this is not a debate worth debating. Remember this is a "spiritual warfare" we are in, it is Jehovah's battle not ours. Disregard it, let Jehovah deal with "them" he knows his sheep, and they know him. The end would not come until apostasy was at its fullest let them gossip, we know who we are and whom we belong to. Jehovah is our best defense just smile and keep going don't draw attention to them.

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  114. I too have come across the propaganda published by the disgruntled individual but his accusations do not stand up to the facts. One of the things that impresses me about Ministry Ideaz is that they do not put their contact details prominently on their products that are used at meetings or field ministry (unlike some witness merchandise providers). I will continue to use Ministry Ideaz for my supplies for as long as they continue trading. May Jehovah continue to bless you for your whole-souled service and devotion.

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  115. I read someone's comments about the rumors and I didn't beleive one word of it. Some one came right behind them and defended your company. Please keep your head up and Jehovah knows of your faithful record...

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  116. Good evening. Thank you so much for sharing. I never even heard of such stupid rumors. Its very great you came to your own defense and now we can as well. How absurd such remarks truly are. This is what Satan's system does even to Jehovah's people. Thats why we need the Kingdom to take over the world and stop even just these small yet very large imperfections and the malicious lies such things can cause. Truly sorry. Dont give up doing what you do for all of us. And keep yourself spiritual strong as these last days continue to get worse. All of your family and staff. Our brothers & sisters.
    Thank you once again. Steve from florida.

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  117. My dearest brothers, I'm so sorry that someone's imperfection is hurting you. I understand how badly slander can hurt. Jehovah is the only True God and he protects his loyal ones. We are behind you. Be assured of our warm Christian love for you and the friends with you.

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  118. I am sorry that is happening to you all. I love my products and always recommend!

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  119. Aloha From Hawai'i Greg, Quite a shock when I heard the news too. There is couple in our congregation who used to serve in Ecuador, he is Canadian and his wife is part Hawaiian whom I have known since her birth almost 40 years now. He is an elder in our congregation, and owns and recommends several of your products as many others in my congregation also do.
    What I don't understand is why this individual who is trying to discredit you is targeting you specifically when there are several businesses run by our brothers and sisters who provide supplies for the ministry. I am just happy that there are businesses like your's run by our brothers and sisters who can provide for our ministry needs, and knowing that what little profits made help support your ministry in return. Warmest aloha & agape'

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  120. I have to say I am so sorry about the slander that has affected your business. I've been a loyal customer since I've been in the truth. Greetings from Snellville,GA, USA! Many publishers here use your website. Sadly, this reminds me of the conduct of the Israelites before they lost Jehovah's favor. Unfortunately the love of the greater number is growing cold however we all have an individual accounting to Jehovah and if we are doing something he hates as mentioned in Proverbs chapter 6 which includes a lying tongue, He will deal with us accordingly. Please do not be discouraged. I pray that the slander cease so that you don't use your livelihood.

    Warm Christian Love.

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  121. I am so sorry Greg that this lie has been perpetrated. Chris and I have known you for almost 20 years and know that none of this is true. We were in the same congregation with you and your family.

    You work hard in service, you truly love Jehovah, and you both have been such an inspiration to us.

    If we can personally contact anyone on your behalf, do let us know.
    Keep on praising Jehovah in all you do. I know he is smiling down on you.

    ps - we love your wonderful products.

    Yours sis,
    Penny

    I have commented as Anonymous as I don't really know how this commenting thing works.

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  122. I'm so sorry to hear that that's terrible :-( but I haven't heard anything negative and I will be ordering from you as soon as I need something. It probably is an apostate that spreading the slander. So sorry.
    All the best
    -WR

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  123. We have enjoyed your products! I am sure we will enjoy them in the future also. But right now ecuador doesn't have the best Mail system for those who live in ecuador.

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  124. What a bummer for you guys!!! Ignore whackadoo accusations!! I'm so sorry that you have to deal with such a problem. In a work situation it's easy to ignore peoples negative comments, but when it's related to our faith, it's super painful. :( Love your products! I don't promote anything, but people always ask me about mine and my husbands beautiful Bible covers and service stuff. I then refer them to your company :) I personally haven't heard any rumours, but it's nice to see you taking a proactive approach, at least instilling more confidence in your existing customers.

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  125. I feel so sorry for all this to happened. And as all these bro/sis here are saying ur products are great. I ve got my beautiful service bag with me all the time and another products I ve got from you and Im so happy and grateful cos my ministry is even more easier now cos everything is very organized. Thank you for ur hard work and I will continue ordering items from you and I will continue recommending you as well. Best Regards and keep up the excellent work you do there in Ecuador where the need is greater!.
    Agape love to all of you!.
    Anabel Tarin (Spain)

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  126. You do great work May Jehovah continue to bless your efforts.

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  127. Agnieszka PiwowarskaAugust 6, 2015 at 3:18 PM

    Dear Greg
    I am sorry to hear that you had so much problems with brother who do not think about consequenses. I love your product for very high standard and very professional customer service. I am your customer from 10 years and the products are still fine. I recomened and i still will be because i know how hard is in diffrent country. It is real sign of the last days. Satan search anything to destroy our Faith. I love these year Regional Convention which preaper our hourts for persecution. When you send me the lovely card introducing yourself my heart melted . I will be pray about you. Isaiah 40:10
    Christian Love

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  128. So sorry to hear that you have had problems. This world is so wicked at least we all know that it will soon come to an end. I think your company is brilliant and the products are fab. Don't let others dishearten you, you do a fabulous job and at the end of the day Jehovah knows everything. I have brought products from you for friends and they have said how much good quality the products are. From your friend and sister Angela

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  129. I too read the stuff on the internet. Through thought and prayer I ordered anyway. The biggest pro was a young brother I talked about an order that was having computer issues. He was kind and patient and the issue was resolved. I have had absolutely no problems with your company. Everything is excellent quality and I am a very satisfied customer. It is a terrible thing to be an innocent slandered wrongly. I tell everyone about your company. Though hurtful take courage in the knowledge that your product will speak for you. Good products with reasonable prices are hard to find. Excellent service is the icing simply because it is a rare find in this system. I certainly know that stuff on the internet is not the wonder of truth. Sad indeed that the words on an internet site is believed over a brother. If there is a problem ask talk use the Word of Jehovah.. Oh well I don't usually get so upset. I hope your business thrives and your service to Jehovah is not impaired. Keep close cause time is so short. Thank you very much for letting me know what is going on. I will continue to tell all I meet about my Bible covers and where I got them. I will continue to order for things I will use at the convention meetings etc. I will continue to order from your business. As for all the lies and hurtful misinformation I will not listen to. I know a good thing when I see it. Take care.

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  130. Our dear brothers, so sorry you have had to endure this ordeal. Your work is great and is a wonderful service. Keep up your devotion to Jehovah and the full-time ministry. May he bless and keep you.

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  131. I think this site has been confused with another so-called JW site which may be visited by apostates...I have not heard anything about this website...I do hope your post clears everything up and your reputation can be restored...Much love, Your sister in faith...

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  132. My dear brothers, I am so sorry that you have had to defend yourselves against such hateful rumors. I will be sure to forward your email to all my fellow brothers and sisters so that they will be aware. May Jehovah bless all of you and thank you for all that you do in providing my family with great tools to help us in the ministry and so forth.

    Agape
    The Robicheaux's

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  133. Makes no sense - apostates selling excellent ministry items! Reminded me that Jesus was accused of receiving his power from Satan - to expel demons. Amazing how easy it is to say harmful things with the use of the internet - no need to face anyone if you lie. My whole family has benefitted from your ministry items - we so appreciate your hard work - THANK YOU !

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  134. Hi Greg!
    It's been a privilege both as a customer and an art provider working with you and your family and company. I never would have given one thought to any negative gossip if I ever heard it because my experience with you is proof enough you are faithful brothers. Sending warm thoughts for your continued success in the ministry.

    Tami T.

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  135. My only regrets regarding ordering from you are that due to my own procrastination, I did not order the convention notebooks on time...again

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  136. Sometimes people don't have anything better to do than trash other people. Sad!

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  137. Hi im not a witness but do know that you guys are not apostate, as you have witnessed to me in email and I have a cousin who is a elder and know abit about JW's and if you were apostate you wouldnt be running a company to help witnesses or witnesesing to a non jw woman who is curious about the Truth lol Sherry in Manitoba Canada

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  138. It seems the claims made all come from one person, who was reportedly once a customer of Ministry Ideaz. He claims it is inappropriate to be targeting Jehovah's Witnesses to sell products for their own personal monetary gain. However, he never makes the same claim about Madzay, JWCovers, Stoops, or any of the other companies who make products for Jehovah's Witnesses. There has to be something suspicious about that.

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  139. Your products are excellent.
    Your worldwide association of brothers is with you.
    We do not listen to vicious rumours but wait for Jehovah to handle matters.
    2 Kings 6:16 -
    Agape
    Sue D.

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  140. Greg, like you I believe it is not always the wise course to ignore troublemakers. How they are dealt with is where our Christian values come into play. Jehovah has a system in place within each congregation to deal with those who attempt to destroy our precious unity. Have faith dear brother. Your work does not go unnoticed before Jehovah. As you well know, some times things that should never happen within Jehovah's organization are allowed to continue for a time in order to draw out ALL the poison...like a well placed poultice.
    Never lose heart Greg. There are many, MANY more with you than are against you...and that' s without even peeling the heavens back! You will prevail...you belong to Jehovah.

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  141. Greg, like you I believe it is not always the wise course to ignore troublemakers. How they are dealt with is where our Christian values come into play. Jehovah has a system in place within each congregation to deal with those who attempt to destroy our precious unity. Have faith dear brother. Your work does not go unnoticed before Jehovah. As you well know, some times things that should never happen within Jehovah's organization are allowed to continue for a time in order to draw out ALL the poison...like a well placed poultice.
    Never lose heart Greg. There are many, MANY more with you than are against you...and that' s without even peeling the heavens back! You will prevail...you belong to Jehovah.

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  142. I LOVE your products! I feel sad that you must deal with such slander. It is obvious to me you ARE Jehovah's people. The products are 100% accurate and I LOVE the calendars so much I actually do NOT order one through the congregation. I like yours better :D

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  143. Dear Brs. Greg and Tim, I'm so sorry you've had to endure this negative experience. I just want to say that I am thoroughly pleased with anything and everything I've purchased from Ministry Ideaz! Sometimes I wonder about people's capacity for common sense......why would apostates make it easier for us to spread the Good News? I hope this is the most effective place to respond as a well satisfied customer/fellow sharer of the Good News. Take heart and may Jehovah continue to bless your efforts!
    Big Christian Hugs!! Julie in Central Florida

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  144. Sorry to hear this Greg - thank you for informing us about it and for sure if we hear anything derogatory, we'll put the speaker straight. Keep up the good work!
    con mucho cari├▒o Beth and Mark James

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  145. Please don't let this negative talk affect you and your family to bad spiritually! You provide wonderful products and seem to do so with an integrity that Jehovah is proud of surely. Girl talk against ones spirituality can really hurt us and even stop us from doing our best. But you've seemed to handle this in such a loving tactful way! If I ever hear these negative things I will be sure to direct then here! Agape!

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  146. It pains me to hear that you have been injured by malicious gossip. I am happy to say that I have not heard one negative word about you or your company....ever.

    You have been kind to me as a customer and I am very pleased with everything I have ever purchased from you. Your employees are skilled and diligently attentive to detail.

    As for being put in a defensive position, according to Ecclesiastes 3:7 there is "A time to be silent and a time to speak". I see nothing amiss with defending yourself and those who rely on your company to support themselves and their ministry.

    My prayers are with you.

    Regina

    Michigan, USA

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  147. Great service and great products, I know of a few sisters in my congregation in New Zealand that buy from you so no worries here that I know of.

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  148. I'm so sorry that these bad things have been said about you but don't worry we still support you (from Brisbane, Australia).

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  149. Dears friends, I am so sorry to hear this news. I also have seen these comments and wonder why anyone would post such a thing without proof. But this are the times we live in.Be assured that I will continue to buy products from you as I have always been very satisfied in the quality.

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  150. Truly appreciate your love for Jehovah shown both in your service to him and the way you assist your Brothers and Sisters to work together 'shoulder to shoulder' as we 'complete our ministry'. Continue to 'trust in Jehovah' and he will bring all things afflicting his people to its rightful end. You are in our thoughts and prayers and know you will continue to serve him out of love for his great name and for the gift of his son on our behalf.

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  151. Thank you for your email. I have personally not been told the accusation that you might be apostate but I have heard of a rumor regarding this. I am sorry this is happening to you and hope that all these false rumors will be dispelled. Judging by the amount of response here I think you will be vindicated. I personally have not purchased anything from you but I have friends who have and they have always been happy with it.
    Wishing you well, your sister.

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  152. The slave has recommended again and again to stay away from questionable places on the Internet. There was gossip in the first century Christian congregation and unfortunately there is useless and damaging gossip now among those professing to be Christ's followers. It is nice to see the positive comments here. Satan is busy. He will damage all of us in some way before the end but stay strong and know that Jehovah continues to support those faithful to him.

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  153. Dear Brothers, I was not aware that such a thing was taking place. That being said I'd like to say that I really appreciate your company and the products we produce. I really don't listen to ANY ONE APPROACHING ME SAYING "DID YOU KNOW?" about any company or brother or sister nor their enterprises. I was approached by a sister last year about another company Stoops Manufacturing with the same type of gossip. I went livid. I asked those important questions and shut her mouth. However, I really do love your products and intend to continue to purchase them when I need to.

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  154. Don't worry about it!

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  155. I have never heard anything bad about you or your work, on the contrary. It is true that people sometimes repeat false rumours about anyone or anything without having proof. It is sad. I don`t know you, but it seems like you want to help the brothers and sisters having all their material for their cult to Jehovah. Apostates usually don`t help any bothers or sisters, they just distroy their reputation or the reputation of the organization period, in the media. I have tried your website because i have heard about it. I am the kind of person that if I see good reasons (with proof) to believe that I shouldn`t do business with you, i will stop doing so. Since I haven`t had any reason, I will continue and I even talk about your website sometimes. So continue your good job in Ecuador and Jehovah sees it.

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  156. I have found Ministry Ideaz to be honest and I have never heard or seen anything from them that was not in line with our beliefs. They are definitely not apostates!

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  157. I am so sorry to hear these. I've actually seen a statement on Facebook once but I paid no notice because I had seen your story of moving from Canada. I've had one issue with my order in the pass but I do lots of online ordering and from coming so far one time is nothing. You were quick to respond which I total appreciated. But to think of your work as anything but one of our Brothers and sisters with the care you all give is shameful. All the best to your company and family.

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  158. Our local needs part this week was on being negative and talking against others and spreading gossip. It is so sad when people continue to listen to gossip. We were told to stop it at us if we hear rumors and gossip like this. Hoping for the best for you and your company.

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  159. In the past I had heard the same rumor also, but didn't believe it because of the "about us" section I had read on your site. I am so glad you posted this in defense of your stand with Jehovah. Not that it will keep Satan from trying what he can, but so your brothers and sisters feel good about doing business with you. I am sorry this happened to you. May Jehovah continue blessing your ministry.

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  160. I had been told this but dismissed it. I also reassured others. We live in a sad world but happily it is coming to a conclusion. Agape

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  161. Like many of the friends that have already posted, I, too, am so sorry to hear about this happening to you, your family and your livelihood. While not surprising that something like this should happen in this wicked system, it is still so difficult to deal with. I will definitely pray that your good name be cleared as the brotherhood supports you and the great work that you do. Perhaps we should all pray for the person that was so stumbled and misguided to do such a horrific thing without confirming the sources, as Jesus would have. My most sincere love and support to you and your family. Your sister, Hiroko in Victoria, BC

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  162. I have not heard of this rumor, but I will tell anyone that say things like this to think and make some research for themselfs before making or beliving such an accusation. I would love to serve in Ecuador with you all. Jehovah's blessing be opon you.

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  163. I am so sorry to hear about this. I am on two Facebook pages that are monitored by our brothers and sisters, and I have posted your email on those pages so as to dispel those rumors. Hope it helps!

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  164. Maybe the people spreading the rumors are the apostates. Don't worry, I have ordered from your company in the past and I've been very happy with the products and service. I will continue buying nice items from you.

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  165. Letha: This rumor happens all the time only if the one spreading it would take the time to listen to Jehovah witnesses before they make a statement this would go away. But they didn't believe Jesus and he is our teacher what can we expect about us. I love all the product I have received from your company and will continue to purchase what I need. Sincerely Your sister in the Faith Letha

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  166. I have not heard that rumor and feel so bad for you I have bought from you as have ones in my congregation I would like to buy more from you but I am on a restricted pension but I would only buy from you I know this is the way my friends feel the same and I want you to know how much I enjoy your pictures and things that you post I always share so people get a witness so please please don't let this get you down and if any thing is ever said to me I will put a stop to it right away and just think we are so close to the end and then the new system when we wont have to cope with bad things I am praying for you

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  167. I too have never heard anything foul about you and your co-workers. I wish you the strength that will carry you through this.

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  168. Gladly I have not heard any bad press or vicious lies I would not believe it anyways I just heard a kind word about your company from a sister yesterday so you will be in my prayers and your loyal customers the faithful friends will not believe any of these rumors anyways your post was spot on my whole heart all of my love Jeanne

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  169. I am very sorry to hear such a rumor. We love the products we have purchased from you and share them with many of the friends. Be assured we will continue to support you and your company.
    Mary Lou

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  170. I'm sorry to hear that some are listening to gossip,(which we are quit often counseled about) instead of looking into it. Unfortunately we all have our weakness and for some it is gossip. I am currently in the process of starting a company myself and would be hurt as you are for "brothers" and "sisters" to spread bad things about me. Things like this are why we get counseled on being very careful about the websites we read because I myself learned first hand you can be looking for something innocent and good about Jehovah's people and the web is full of hatred and vile lies about us. It is to be expected and we won't have to endure it much longer but it still hurts. If we follow counsel things like this won't divide us.

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