As announced in last week’s The World Ahead, Mr. Rod King, United Kingdom Regional Director, recorded two television programs while visiting Headquarters in
FINANCE AND MAIL PROCESSING DEPARTMENTS
Fall Holy Day envelopes should begin arriving in your mailbox soon. You may notice that we have switched to a larger green envelope this year. The larger envelope is actually less expensive and allows us to use the inserter machine instead of inserting each envelope by hand. So we are actually saving the Work money and several days of labor.
If you do not receive your envelopes by September 12, please let us know right away and we will send you a set of envelopes for the fall Holy Days. It saves the Work valuable time if you can use the pre-printed envelopes with your name, address and pin number. You can contact us by phone at 704-844-1970, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
This week, 216 responses (76 from new subscribers) were received from the Tomorrow’s World program “Beware of the Antichrist” presented by Mr. Roderick Meredith, offering the booklet Who or What Is the Antichrist? In
The past two months have been busy. We mailed 2,500 copies of Mr. Meredith’s semi-annual letter and so far 107 requests have been received for the new booklet The Bible: Fact or Fiction? We expect to receive a 10-12% response rate to the letter. Once every month I travel to Bahau and visit members in their homes for a few hours before Sabbath services. They have a weekly Bible study conducted by Mr. David Isaac from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., followed by regular Sabbath services. When I go there, I conduct the Bible study and give a sermon. Preparations are going well for the Feast with 65 members attending this year. A couple of the members will be attending the Feast in Australia.—Rajan Moses
FEAST OF TABERNACLES
Attention all Pastors: Some of the brethren in your congregations will not be able to attend the Feast of Tabernacles for valid reasons. We will be glad to send them Feast of Tabernacles sermons CDs. Please send us their names and addresses by September 12, if you have not already done so—or if they haven’t registered yet as “unable to attend” on our online FOT registration system. The requests can be sent to us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 704-844-1960, ext. 217, or by fax at 704-844-1975.
Housing Reservations. If you have not yet made your reservations for
Housing Reservations. If you have not already made your housing reservations—and if it fits with your budget and personal situation—we encourage you to consider using the recommended housing listed in the Festival Planner 2006, as it helps to defray the costs of the meeting hall.
Children’s Choir. Parents of children interested in having their children participate in the Children’s Festival Choir should contact the Children’s Choir Director, Mrs. Beryl Wilson, at 816-537-8133.
Family Talent and Fun Show. There will be a Family Talent and Fun Show in
Mr. Wayne Pyle reports, “We aired program #267, ‘Beware of the Antichrist,’ which offered the Antichrist booklet. From Thursday through Sunday, we received 2,426 phone calls in the
What Causes Strife? Is there strife in your family or discord in your congregation? Do you have problems getting along with certain people? Do others find you a difficult person? What actually causes strife and contention? The Bible reveals the root cause of contention is pride (Proverbs 13:10) and “a proud heart stirs up strife” (Proverbs 28:25). Other causes of strife and contention are foolish comments (Proverbs 18:6), spreading gossip and lies (Proverbs 6:19; 26:20), competition for a position (Luke 22:24), jealousy and seeking our own way (James 4:1-5), aggressive, combative or argumentative behavior (Proverbs 30:33; I Timothy 6:4) and angry, hateful comments (Proverbs 10:12; 29:22). Rivalry, strong opinions and a party spirit generated strife in the early Church, where some even preached Christ out of selfish ambition (Acts 15:1-2, 36-40; I Corinthians 1:10-13; Philippians 1:15). To eliminate strife, we must recognize and overcome strife-causing attitudes and actions and begin to exercise the fruits of God’s Spirit (Galatians 5:19-26). Long ago Solomon said, “It is honorable for a man to stop striving, since any fool can start a quarrel” (Proverbs 20:3). We need to learn how to stop contention—before it starts (Proverbs 17:14).
Have a peaceful Sabbath,
Douglas S. Winnail
NEWS AND PROPHECY—August 31, 2006
Pope meets German Chancellor. German Chancellor Angela Merkel recently had a private audience with Pope Benedict XVI to discuss the Middle East and
Petroleum Producers Turning Against West. The competition for limited supplies of oil is increasing. Any major supply disruption will be devastating to the economies, and defense establishments, of oil-dependent nations.
Pruning Hooks into Spears. Instead of addressing hunger, disease, poverty, ignorance and natural disasters that afflict mankind, nations are arming themselves at an alarming rate. Demand is surging for the tools of war. This year, five nations--