conference call Saturday August 2 RUMBLINGS AT GILEAD!

by kool aid man06 37 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • kool aid man06
    kool aid man06

    A reliable source has informed us that the Registrar of Gilead was removed....laid off. Is the Watchtower school of Gilead, where they train their missionaries, in the process of downsizing or perhaps dismantling. Now that Math. 24:14 "This good news will be preached in all the inhabited earth" has been completed and with all of the problems the Witnesses are having to deal with concerning human rights around the world and in view of current world conditions the Watchtower may indeed be making major changes at Gilead.Also our guest will be a former presiding overseer who has some startling information on the "Thriller" himself, Michael Jackson, and you will be surprised at what Michael gave to the organization. Also on the call we will be updating information on the J.W. suicide and bombing of the Kingdom Hall in Bates City Missouri!

    The phone lines open at 6:30p.m.EST. Come in early and chat with your friends. The program starts at 7p.m. Saturday August 2.

    It's easy to get on the call. Dial (712)432-8710 and when asked for pin give number 9925. There is no charge for the call, just your normal calling rate applies.

  • Not Feeling It
    Not Feeling It

    Sounds interesting. Do you post minutes from your meetings here once they are done?

  • kool aid man06
    kool aid man06

    hello! Not feeling it, the calls are recorded and can be heard by going to When on home page scroll down to conference call or just hit this link.

  • leavingwt


    Would it be possible for you to make the recording available in MP3 format? This would allow us to download them, and fast forward, etc.

    Thank You,


  • Burger Time
    Burger Time

    Might it be better to do more of a pod cast show live? Then have a call in segment? I know it can be quite a task but in the long run it might be better suited for the younger generation.

  • Eyes Open
    Eyes Open

    If you want your talks to be listened to, listen to leavingwt's and Burger Time's suggestions.

  • Burger Time
    Burger Time

    leavingwt's advice can be accomplished very easily. Also you can get podcasting software for under 300 bucks and use VIOP for calling in...I think VIOP would be able to work with that. Just my two cents.

  • Awakened at Gilead
    Awakened at Gilead

    How reliable is your source?

    I still have close ties to Gilead.. I can check things out. My wife was with the Gilead Scretary/Instructor on Sunday.

  • StAnn

    A@G, Yeah, but now that your wife is starting to turn apostate like us, was she able to get any good info out of him? Or did he have his "fader" radar on?

    BTW, how's that going with the Mrs.?


  • Eliabe

    Awakened at Gilead can you explain for me - Whats real "job" ( responsabitity) of the Registrar of Gilead ???????????

  • Awakened at Gilead
    Awakened at Gilead

    St Ann.. she's still 99.9999% JW...

    She didn't mention anything about the registrar... I need to ask her.

  • choosing life
    choosing life

    I will be logged on, if possible. Thanks!

  • kool aid man06
    kool aid man06

    I called the public relations department of the Watchtower Society to find out about Gilead. I was interested in knowing who the current registrar is and got their response on what's going on at Gilead. To hear the conversation with the Watchtower dial in on Saturday night.

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  • james_woods

    Maybe I am wrong about today's Gilead, but I got the impression that the Registrar was a pretty powerful position at one time. I think that it involved doing the preliminary selection of people who were recommended for the school, checking their creds with their home servants, picking the short list, and the recommending that to the final authorities. It is possible that the registrar also kept record of their progress, and had a hand in selecting their eventual posting to some foreign land. The impression the WTS wanted to make on R&F was that it was as hard to get into Gilead as it would be for a poor black sharecropper to get into the Harvard Law School. This was 1969 to 1971 or so, back when I was a pioneer and Ed's brother Marion made some discreet enquiries on my behalf.

    Ed Dunlap never talked much about it back when he was registrar, but I really had the impression that it was a pretty important post - not just keeping a record of who was in the school.

    Again, I don't know if there is more than one registrar now, but in Ed's time, he was always referred to as "the" registrar of Gilead.


  • james_woods

    BTW, and again if I can remember it all correctly, you were supposed to already know the language of the foreign land where you were to be assigned. You could not pick the place, but if you knew spanish, it was likely to be central America or such, and so on. I was told that Gilead was to build spirituality and leadership, it was not a language school. This was one near-Bethel opportunity which apparantly being a married couple did not deter your entrance, provided you both knew the language. They almost viewed this as a more stable soldier pair in the field, and getting two for the price of one.

    Of course, maybe all that has changed now too.

    I mentioned to Marion at the time that I was horrible with languages, but I knew how to fly an airplane since I was naive thought was that out in the bush country or Africa, they actually flew around to the native villages like the regular church missionaries.

    Marion dryly replied (you just had to know his dry wit) that this probably qualified me more for service in Viet Nam with the Army than to be a JW missionary! He was, of course, right as usual.

  • Burger Time
    Burger Time

    Hey Kool, is there a reason you do the conference call? I understand it is probably easier that way, but as I was saying you could do a real time pod cast using a DSL or Cable Broadband connection, I believe you can use VOIP (program such as Skype) while also recording. This would save your guest any charges they might incur from calling the line (this is of course unless you are calling them from the conference call).You would also avoid any delay or echo which seems to be apparent I am guessing this is because it is a VOIP line (just through a cable carrier) and it can't handle all the data coming in from listeners. If you streamed in real time over the web you could then just have listeners call in with questions while keeping your guest on the VOIP. Granted this would take work but it would be worth it. Since your recording as you go you could just do a simple convert in to mp3, quicktime etc.. and then host. Just a thought. I haven't researched this much but I'm pretty sure that is how podcasters are able to do real time with call in from home.

  • iloowy

    Hey, Rick.
    If your conference call is anything like the KHCONF system then you can log-in and check the origination of the listening party and how long they listened and all. Right?

    I believe you're going to record the conference and provide it later as a download, or online feed, is that correct?

    Well, I'm interested in the contents of the discussion, but can't see spending the money on long distance charges if you'll have the conference available on your website for download or as a feed.

    Best wishes.

  • horrible life
    horrible life

    I would be thrilled to listen, if it was on a podcast, I could download it, and listen to it, on my way to work.

  • Junction-Guy

    I don't know about that podcast stuff. That may be great for some people that don't have unlimited long distance, but others may not be able to access it.

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