Trolling the Obits

by megs 11 Replies latest jw experiences

  • megs

    So, a poster here stated that he trolls the obits and counts his time while doing it. Anyone else here engage in this behavior when active? Or know someone who did this? Or is he amongst the more "special" members of your average congregation?

  • parakeet

    Never did it myself. Never heard of anyone in my old KH who did this. Doesn't mean they didn't, though.

  • megs

    I think this particular poster is OTT... He's holier than those who are holier than thou... Methinks I am somewhat suspicious!

  • bluecanary

    If you read everything that poster says, he's not a normal JW. He has a lot of beliefs that make the JWs look sane. Sounds a lot like my ex.

    I remember being encouraged to write letters based on obits. Can't remember what book. May have been the newer ministry school book. I just wrote random letters to not-at-homes. Made my pioneer hours that way.

  • lancelink

    I actually DID THIS

    Another thing our elders encouraged was going out in service at nursing homes,

  • megs

    aww Lance, at least you have the grace to be embarrassed about it!

  • jamiebowers

    When I first began pioneering an elder suggested I do it to keep up my time during the harsh winter months in PA, so I did. I felt uncomfortable about it, so the folowing years I just put in extra time before the snow started to fly.

  • WTWizard

    I have heard this "suggestion". I have heard it given in the Theocraptic Misery "School(??)" in a Number Three Talk. I have also heard it mentioned from time to time, usually as part of a list of "suggestions" to improve your results, during the Circus Meetings. Usually, it is a paragraph, or part of a paragraph, in a Kingdumb Misery that also "suggests" bus stops, phone witlessing, and letter writing.

  • wantstoleave

    All in an effort to 'increase time'. Rather hypocritical isn't it....the whole getting a certain number of hours per month. I thought it was a saving work....not how many hours you could notch up. I've never agreed with the pioneer work. Maybe I should rephrase that. I don't agree with the 'monthly average' and doing your 50hrs a month or whatever it is. That to me isn't doing it for the right reasons.

    I've never written letters to householders, but I know many who do, and telephone witnessing and early morning service, at bus stops etc. I think in all my years I maybe went out one time early in the morning. As a child I used to do evening witnessing. Mostly to please my dad.

  • wantstoleave

    Btw, what is an obit?

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