|We had a fun Bus ride to the Zone Visit, Including some Singing of Kingdom Songs!|
|The Field in front of the School House where we hat the Visit.|
|The JW website where people at various Location could Log in.|
|The Set up included a Laptop to Receive the Signal, then the image was Projected onto|
a Chalkboard which was painted white. =)
So arrangements for a “Highspeed” connection were negotiated in advance, and the equipment was set up the day before the program, but the tests went very badly as the Internet just wasn’t fast enough! So, along came the day of the zone visit, and we arrived fairly early due to some diligent plans. It was about an hour and a half before the start of the session and the brothers were still struggling with the connection. Many phone calls were made and suggestions given, but the connection just would not “Click” so to speak. As hundreds of people were arriving in eager expectation of the program, the brothers scrambled to figure out what to do, hoping desperately not to disappoint everyone with Failure! The only other option they had would be to Connect to the program over a Conference Call, and broadcast it in Audio only.
|Attached to this Board is the Wireless transmitter used to |
receive the "High Speed: Connection"
Percentage Increase over last year = 3%
(1 Tim 1:11) Jehovah is a happy God, and maintains his sense of Joy despite all that Satan has done to undermine his efforts. Since we are made in Gods Image, we too can maintain our Joy despite any trials or persecutions we face.
(Jas 1:2-4) Trials produce endurance, but only if we force ourselves to overcome the trial, as opposed to finding ways around it or running away from them. If we continually run from them, a trial may eventually come along that is so difficult it may overwhelm us! How much better to overcome them when they are small and manageable.
(2 Sam 12:19-24) David set a good example of not allowing unchangeable circumstances to take away his Joy. When his son was ill, he prayed and fasted in hopes that Jehovah would save him, but after he died, he let it go and focused on the problems he could change.
Quotes from talk:
"Life can only be understood in Backwards, but it must be Lived in Forwards!"