Branch office in Guam -- on Jehovah Street?

by FatFreek 2005 14 Replies latest social current

  • FatFreek 2005
    FatFreek 2005

    I found this interesting, a 2009 Kingdom Ministry with reference to the branch office in Guam.

    *** km 2/09 p. 4 Announcements ***

    The address for the Guam branch office is Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, 143 Jehovah Street, Barrigada, GU 96913.

    It peaked my curiosity so I decided to see what this street looks like from satellite. The illustration below is that photo along with a snippet of a map from Google.

  • wobble
    wobble

    I wonder which came first, the naming of the street, or was it named thus because the dubbies had a Hall or some other building there already ?

  • MeanMrMustard
  • Ding
    Ding

    Isn't "Jehovah Street" somewhat flippant and disrespectful?

    Bad symbolism, too: It intersects Army Drive, which is much bigger.

  • Broken Promises
    Broken Promises

    Bad symbolism, too: It intersects Army Drive, which is much bigger.

    "Jehovah of Armies"?

  • FatFreek 2005
    FatFreek 2005

    I wonder which came first, the naming of the street, or was it named thus because the dubbies had a Hall or some other building there already ?

    The street looks to be no more than 100 yards long. It terminates at the entrance to the parking lot of the branch building. The building appears to be no larger than one of our local elementary schools.

    Len

  • DaCheech
    DaCheech

    only christendom disrespects god........ lol

  • finallyfree!
    finallyfree!

    lol! i wonder which city official they had to bribe to pull that off!??

  • Open mind
    Open mind

    The pink "Jehovah Street" in the first post looks somewhat phallic to me.

    om

  • pirata
    pirata

    Must be near a catholic building on "rosario loop".

  • FatFreek 2005
    FatFreek 2005

    The pink "Jehovah Street" in the first post looks somewhat phallic to me.

    I've heard about subliminal images and now I'm actually seeing one?

  • Leolaia
    Leolaia

    Too bad there isn't a street view to confirm if there is an actual street sign at the site with "Jehovah St."

    This looks like nothing more than a driveway up to the building.

  • AnneB
    AnneB

    The name "Jehovah Street" probably was done by the officials as a gesture of goodwill toward the people who put up the KH. I know of other examples: "Kingdom Lane" after a KH was built in a small town. The KH was near a small, unnamed lane out in the country and of the dozen or so houses scattered along the lane three were occupied by JW's. The other example that I can think of is in or near Wakefield, MA where the county named the road to the KH something "theocratic"-sounding (can't think of what it is right now, too many years gone by). It's not a big deal, happens all the time. Doesn't mean bribes or special favors, it's just the way things are done....Main Street, Oak Street, Industrial Parkway, etc. For those of you who remember old Yearbooks or Awake! issues, there have been stories about locals in some countries naming taxis and buses things like "Jehovah Saves".

  • donny
    donny

    What if someone reported a naked woman running down that street?

    The police would hear over the radio "Unit 3, please check out a report of a naked woman on Jehovah."

  • Goff-Family
    Goff-Family
    How can I get in touch with fellow JW's from Guam? I am from Clark English Congregation in Clark Philippines.

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