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!

111 comments:

  1. What a wonderful privilege of service! I know ones who have volunteered in Walkill for a few weeks at a time, and I here it is amazing! May Jehovah bless every step you take in His service! WAY TO GO MY DEAR BROTHER!!!!

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  2. Congratulations, Brandon! May Jehovah bless you in all your spiritual endeavors.

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  3. Congratulations, Brandon. Truly one of the best ways you can offer yourself in Jehovah's service. Give your best youth to Jehovah's service.

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  4. CONGRATS, Brandon! What a Great Honour & Privilege to be used by Jehovah in this special avenue of service. I am sure You will be richly blessed for remembering your Grand Creator in your Youth!

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  5. Congrats! We met Brandon in Quito last January. A very nice young man. We have Walkill Bethelites in our congregation in Beacon, NY...maybe we will see him again :)

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  6. Congratulations Bro. Brandon!!! What better way for you to serve Jehovah but doing all you can do in his service! This is a precious privilege that you have received! Give all your best to Jehovah for he will ALWAYS be with you!! Again, congratulations dear Brother!!!

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  7. Congrats Brandon. He took care of my dog once but more importantly he helped me move, progress spiritually and taught me how to make make kettle corn and popcorn. I will miss him.

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  9. Congratulations to you Brandon for your self sacrificing spirit. We are proud of you and your family for setting the best example for you. May Jehovah continue to bless all your efforts!

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  10. May Jehovah bless your service Brandon, now and forever.

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  11. Congratulations on such an amazing opportunity!!! This is the best life ever! -Agape love from Seattle, Washington

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  12. Continue to imitate Jesus...Congratulations to you. May Jehovah continue to bless your endeavors!!!

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  13. Congratulations Brandon! My son named Revie is at Wallkill and works in the laundry department. Introduce yourself and tell him his mom said hi. He'll be so confused! 😁

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  14. What a privilege to be invited by the highest personage in the Universe to extend your service in the worldwide work.

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  15. Wallkill is dear to my heart! You will love it there, Brandon. May Jehovah bless you!

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  16. Congratulations Brandon- may you find many joys on your new journey for Jehovah !

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  17. Best wishes to you bro brandon! You are starting a new adventure in Jehovah's way and may he continue to guide you as you follow the footsteps of his son, Jesus.

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  19. Congratulations!!! Always rely on Jehovah.

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  20. Congratulations my dear brother, continue to put Jehovah first. You are very encouraging. Hopefully I will get to meet you on a tour

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  21. Fantastic opportunity to continue in your service- do good Brandon :)

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  22. Very happy for Brandon's choice. What a joy for all of you.
    Agape,
    Your sister in California, USA

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  23. Congratulations young Brother Brandon, may Jehovah's blessings continue with you in the US.
    Your sister in Illinois.

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  24. It's always encouraging to hear of younger ones devoting their time and energy to Jehovah's service. We appreciate your volunteer spirit and pray Jehovah will continue to bless all your efforts on His and our behalf. Please give our warm love to all you meet there - from your brothers in Northern Ireland.
    Warm brotherly love to you and your family Brandon

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  25. Congratulations! May Jehovah truly bless all you set out to do. We are all so happy for you and proud of you. Keep up the wonderful work in Jehovah's service.

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  26. Although we haven't met you Brandon, we warmly congratulate you for giving of yourself b to Jehovah. It encourages us a lot to hear of self-sacrificing brothers and sisters that work in Bethel. May Jehovah's bless you in this assignment and on whatever you do to serve him. It is also one of our goals to work in Jehovah's house. Soon, in October, we'll be visiting Bethel as a family, hope to meet you there. Enjoy every moment of your time in Bethel and don't forget to share your experiences with others!

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  27. Congratulations Brandon, may Jehovah continue to bless the spirit you show.

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  28. ..Have a Great, Great Time.....!!!!

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  29. congrats brandon i hope to see u in wallkill when i come to visit

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  30. Thank you for y'all time and self sacrificing spirit

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  31. Congrats Brandon! Enjoy what privilege of service you are able to give Jehovah while you are young. What a blessing you have been given by Jehovah!!

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  32. Congratulations, Bradon .and thanks for reaching out like you are doing. IT'S A GREAT TREAT TO SEE HOW JEHOVAH IS USING YOU. WE AS JEHOVAH'S SERVANTS KNOW THAT YOU WILL BE HAPPY along with your family.

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  33. Congratulations brother Brandon, and may Jehovah continue to bless you in your new assignment. Si sabe espanol, que Jehova lo continue bendiciendo en su nueva asignacion.

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  34. Congrats! Enjoy the wonderful privilege of serving at Bethel.

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  35. Congratulation Brandon. May Jehovah bless you and your work as you work hard at Bethel in our behalf.

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  36. Congratulations on your new assignment!

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  37. Congratulations Brandon!! May our God Jehovah bless you as you continue to seek His Kingdom first now and forever..Thanks for all your help and for the fine example you continue to set for our youth. Looking forward to meeting you face to face when I visit Wallkill Bethel soon..

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  38. Way to go!! It's great to see younger ones using their time wisely and serving Jehovah as fully as they can in the last seconds of this old system. Thanks for doing what many of us would love to be able to do but can't due to age and bad health. May Jah bless your faithfulness!

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  39. Best wishes and prayers for your continued success in serving our father Jehovah.

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  40. Congratulations, Brandon!! Keep on serving Jehovah. It's the best way of life.

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  41. You'll never regret this decision brother. You can tell us all about your experiences some day in the new world.

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  42. We wish you the very best in your new endeavor with Jehovah at Walkill!! That is so exciting and such a true honor and privilege! We pray that Jehovah blesses your efforts in showing that self-sacrificing spirit!

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  43. Welcome to NY Brandon! What a wonderful privilege for you! Congratulations & may Jehovah continue to bless your efforts as you begin your service at the Farm!

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  44. That is such Great News Brandon! Congratulations and may Jehovah continue to bless you for your service to Him!!!! Agape.

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  45. May Jehovah bless your efforts to serve him more fully! Congratulations!

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  46. So happy for you dear brother! Jehovah is blessing all your efforts you put toward serving him to the fullest! And many more to come..
    Congrats on your new assignment!!

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  47. Nice work my brother, may Jehovah continue to bless you and your efforts in doing more in his service and putting him first.

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  48. Congratulations, Brandon. You will be entering the best place to be on earth. Many will envy you. I am rejoicing for you. I pray you will serve with an open heart and hard working hands. You will enjoy every minute of it. Blessings to you.

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  49. Wonderful dear brother! May Jah bless you efforts.

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  50. Hi Brandon , may Jehovah's blessing be with you in your new assignment, my family and I just came back from touring Wallkill and the other Bethels, sites ,wonderful, maybe one day we will have you as a tour guide

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  51. Congratulations Brandon! I wish you the best in all your spiritual endeavors. May Jehovah richly bless your efforts. There is a young brother named Stewart Moss that works in the print department. I know him by way of my daughter and her family. Their names are Mark, Michele, Joel and Layla Blackston from Simpsonville SC. Enjoy your new assignment!!

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  52. --- Congratulations! I has been a pleasure dealing with you. You will truly be missed. We will miss your youthful presence. Jehovah has blessed you with a wonderful aassignment. May the spirit of Jehovah continue to direct you. Jo'San Mapp

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  53. Congratulations Brandon !! do the most that you can for Jehovah while you are able . you will never regret it !!

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  54. It's always wonderful to hear of brothers & sisters setting and fulfilling spiritual goals! Congratulations brother!

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  55. Congratulations! (from Michigan) Great way to spend your youth. Know of a number who have gone to Bethel on a temp. basis and they all loved it.

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  56. Our serves at Wallkill in Exteriors and the Fire Dept. His name is Joshua. He's originally from Iowa and he serves in a Spanish Congregation. I am sure you will meet him. You'll love Bethel! What a blessing!

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  57. Congratulations Brandon, enjoy your assignment and may Jehovah continue to bless you.

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  58. Congratulations Brandon.....you know what to do and you're doing it....keep giving yourself to Jehovah...isn't he wonderful!! All your experiences will come in handy when you teach resurrected ones in the new system....Much agape love to you!! Give the Bethelites my love.. your sis Juliette from SF

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  59. Congratulations..such a BLESSINGS to be working at the house of GOD!
    ENJOY
    your sister from NYC

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  60. Greetings and CONGRATULATIONS!!! from Canada! The brothers at Wallkill Bethel will definitely appreciate your willingness to assist them in furthering Kingdom interests! And most certainly Jehovah will bless you generously for your willing spirit! All the best to you, Brandon!

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  61. You are an excellent example for all of our young ones. May Jehovah's blessing be with you in your new assignment

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  62. Brandon,
    You helped me when I wanted to download and print from the website, and told me to put any contribution in the Contribution Box at the KH for the worldwide work. I did, and to carry it forward, I make JW.org jewelry, and tell others the same thing. If you want to contribute, put it in the Worldwide Work box. You are an inspiration, and you are getting to do something I wanted to do when I was younger. May Jehovah bless you and your service to him. Leah in Huntsville, AL

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  63. Congratulations Brandon! Jehovah will bless your self-sacrificing love! Enjoy your new life and see you in the new world!

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  64. Brandon,
    You helped me when I wanted to download and print from the website, and told me to put any contribution in the Contribution Box at the KH for the worldwide work. I did, and to carry it forward, I make JW.org jewelry, and tell others the same thing. If you want to contribute, put it in the Worldwide Work box. You are an inspiration, and you are getting to do something I wanted to do when I was younger. May Jehovah bless you and your service to him. Leah in Huntsville, AL

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  65. Congratulations Brandon. What a wonderful privilege and nice to see a young one doing all that can for Jehovah in various ways. Best wishes to you!

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  66. Congratulation--May Jehovah bless your self sacrificing spirit.

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  67. Congratulation Bro. Brandon and May Jehovah bless your self sacrificing spirit

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  68. What a wonderful privilege Brandon. Congratulations on your new opportunity in Jehovah's organization. We here in Maryland wish you continued success living the best life ever in Bethel!!!

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  69. Good for you Brandon. To quote David "I was young but now I have grown old" & in this context I can tell you that with all its problems & cares in life,you will one day reach my age & be able to say "It's been a good life"! You have chosen the best that life has to give! Stay the course young man & you will never regret it.May Jehovah give you the Loyal Love He's shown me through the years Son.

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  70. Congratulation Brother Brandon . May Jehovah bless your efforts . Such a wonderful privilege . Agape love from Papakura Congregation , New Zealand

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  71. Enjoy your new assignment

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  72. Always a joy to see a young man use his talents in Jehovah's service. Congrats to you!

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  73. Congratulations my brother! Keep on keeping busy in the work of the Lord. May Jehovah continue blessing you and you continue being of good encouragement to all of us!

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  74. Congratulations to you may Jehovah God continue blessing you there's nothing like his organization I am so happy for you. I will keep you in my prayers.

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  75. Congrats, my brother, may Jehovah help you to continue to grow spiritually.

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  76. Congratulations! May Jehovah continue to bless you in your new assignment! My grandson is at Walkill in the Laundry Department. Tell him his grandparents in Hawaii send our love.

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  77. Much happiness to you and your family. Good for you to set awesome goals. Jehovah will bless you. Our neighbor is in Wallkill too. Brian Sisseck, he's just got another years extension.

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  78. Congratulations Brandon. May Jehovah continue to bless you and the Bethel family. Thank you for all the much needed spiritual gems we receive from Bethel.

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  79. As a former Bethelite myself, Brandon you are in for a real blessing! What a wonderful place to serve our brotherhood and our heavenly Father, Jehovah! Work hard and never forget the reason why you are there! Soak up the spiritual blessings that you will receive and treasure them always! Even when you have moved on to other assignments that way of life will stay with you and guide you. My husband and I still do a daily Bible reading and text schedule like when we were at Bethel! Agape!

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  80. Well done Brandon,
    I never actually spoke to you, but nevertheless we are family .. What wonderful blessings await you... Im from Australia and a group of us are going to visit Wallkill in October ..maybe we may see you ,, thanking you in advance for all you work you will be doing for us. .......

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  81. Congratulations! My son, Craig pioneered in Ecuador for 2 yrs. as a Need Greater, but is also now serving at Walkill, this week in Convention Support & starting next wk in the transportation dept. I know he would love to meet you & swap stories about Ecuador! May Jehovah continue to bless you as you put him first in your life.

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  82. Hi Brandon.....You will love it at Wallkill.....or else.....Why would my fleshly brother and sister in law be there for over 30 years. Look for Rick and Diane Flinchbaugh. Hugs, Mrs. Lorna Mae Gentzler .... P.S. I wish you the best !

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  83. Rebecca LeddingtonAugust 27, 2015 at 2:54 PM

    Congratulations Brandon, I am sure you are very excited, and I know Jehovah will bless your efforts. This as you know is the BEST life there is ! Everyone is proud of you. Agape.

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  84. Congratulations Brandon, May Jehovah continue to bless your efforts. From Katrina/Michigan

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  85. Congratulations Brandon , May Jehovah continue to bless your efforts ..
    Flowery Branch GA

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  86. Brandon. . I have never done a blog, chat, Facebook, Twitter etc. Reading the 6 sentence introduction and farewell, brought tears of joy streaming down my face. So, please may Jehovah God through our King Jesus the Christ help you to continue as at 1Cor.16:13 and our beautiful song#139. You've made your fleshy and spiritual family proud. Agape-VHickman

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  87. Congratulations, Brandon, in your new assignment. May Jehovah continue to bless you in your service to him and in your life.

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  88. From Sandra from New Zealand
    Congratulation Brandon for ur Assignment I know Jehovah will Bless u in all u do

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  89. Congratulations Brandon!!! May Jehovah continue to bless & safeguard you. Agape
    Numbers 6:24

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  90. Congratulations Brandon! May Jehovah bless you on your spiritual journey!

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  91. Brandon, congratulations! What a wonderful and precious privilege you'll have. Always keep your heart pure & humble to serve Him. Many brothers and sisters for sure will be praying for you. Imagine, you'll be 'eating' direct from His table and having the taste of the life in the paradise. Yes, go! Because it's really the way! All the best , brother !

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  92. Brandon, I know we talked about this since we were kids and I'm so happy that you are finally getting to do it. You'll do great. I love you and I hope to see you soon bro.

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  93. CONGRATULATIONS BRANDON!!!! What a blessing to you!!! Please give my love all the Bethel Family!!!! Susie in Minnesota, USA

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  94. What a privilege and blessing.

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  95. Congratulations Brandon! May Jehovah bless you as you continue to serve him whole heartedly! Bethel is one of the best places you can be in this time of the end. Proud of you my spiritual brother!

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  96. Isn't a good feeling to be able give Jehovah himself a gift he truly appreciates. Appreciate this privilege and treasure your youth and vigor. Jehovah will bless you in countless ways.

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  97. Way to look up br Charlie cross and tell him where you are from

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  98. Congratulations Brandon! May Jehovah continue to bless you and be with you always. Numbers 6:24-26 Lots of Love, Sister Hartman

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  99. Congratulations, Brandon! I served at Walkill from 1980-1987 and loved the experience and learned a lot. Met tons of wonderful friends and made enduring friendships with loyal servants of Jehovah. I keep in touch with some of them to this very day. You are in store for a rewarding and blessed experience. Walkill has changed a whole lot since those memorable and life-changing years, but all for the better. Maintain a humble spirit, get to know the dear friends in your new congregation and always rely on Jehovah. May Jehovah richly bless your self-sacrificing spirit!

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  100. Congratulations Brandon! No better way to live our lives than serving Jehovah to the full. May he continue to bless you and your family, see you in the new order!!

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  101. May Jehovah bless you and our brothers and sisters for unselfishly giving to Jehovah. A brother from our Aberdeen, Washington Congregation is going tomorrow to serve at Wallkill for 5 weeks. Say hi to Mike O'Neal from Aberdeen.

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  102. Brandon, I like the other friends want to first commend you for using your youth, energy and time in Jehovah's service and for his worldwide organization. We truly thank you. As one "anonymous" writer said, he was young once and has grown old, and now what we would like to do we can't anymore. So we live vicariously through all you young ones who take advantage of this wonderful privilege of service. I know you are going to have the time of your life working in that spiritual environment and making friends for life, now and into the new world. Continue reaching out and allowing yourself to be used wherever Jehovah need you and send you and you'll never look back with regrets. Happy, happy, happy for you. May Jehovah bless you with your self-sacrificing spirit. From here in North Carolina.

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  103. Jehovah is certain to bless all your spiritual efforts. How happy we older ones are for you young ones who are giving so much of yourselves to further kingdom interest. My prayers for you always. In my old age I thank all of you for what you do. In the new world I hope to be right by your side. Thank you!!!

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  104. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.may Jehovah bless you.congratulations.im happy for you.

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  105. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.may Jehovah bless you.congratulations.im happy for you.

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  106. Congratulations Brendon! What an inspirational and priviledged spritual servant you have become! May our God Jehova continue to bless and protect you as you continue with this important harvesting work from Bethel .

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  107. The best life ever! What a way to use your youth and make Jehovah proud. My brother Joey and his wife Jessica are also Bethelites working full time at our new Headquarters location in Warwick. Hopefully your paths will cross as you make new friends. Isn't it awesome to be part of this "Spiritual Paradise"? May Jehovah bless you always! JF

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  108. Ah Brandon so sorry to see you go but you are going to a place well desired! Congrats and continue to serve Jehovah with your whole heart Matthew 6:33!

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  109. Way to go Bro. You will never regret this decision, may Jehovah continue to bless your efforts to serve him

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