New GB Member - Mark Sanderson

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  • respectful_observer
    respectful_observer

    They announced at Morning Worship TM this morning that Mark Sanderson has been appointed to the GB.

    I've never heard of him, but some here may have.

    That is all.

  • Christ Alone
    Christ Alone

    Here is a recent post about him: http://www.jehovahs-witness.net/jw/friends/217264/1/October-1-2011-Annual-Meeting-of-Watch-Tower-Bible-and-Tract-Society-of-Pennsylvania-at-the-Jersey-City-Assembly-Hall

    Next Brother Mark Sanderson conducted a memorable session. Sitting in 5 chairs facing the auditorium were 5 widows. All 5 of these sisters had been married to members of the anointed. They were Sister Barber [Carey Barber], Sister Suiter [Grant Suiter], Sister Jaracz [Theodore Jaracz]. Sister Berry [Lloyd Barry] and Sister Sydlik [Daniel Sydlik]. Each sister talked about being married to a very busy husband who worked tirelessly in behalf of others. All commented on how their husbands took time with them and helped them grow spiritually. Sister Barber met Carey while at the Gilead missionary school. They worked 20 years in the circuit work before coming to Brooklyn Bethel. They were married for some 51 years. Before Sister Barry married Lloyd she had served a company servant [presiding elder] in a congregation in Australia. There were no baptized brothers in that congregation for awhile. Later after she married Lloyd, she and Lloyd served in Japan for a number of years. When they first came to Japan there were only 3 baptized Witnesses in Japan. They shared some 72 years of full time service. [and no doubt seperate beds, assessing Barry]

    Next was Sister Jaracz. Sister Jaracz is from Canada. She married Theodore Jaracz in 1956. Eight weeks after their marriage they were assigned to the circuit work in the US South. Ted was invited to be a member of the Governing Body in 1974. Sister Suiter now spoke. Sister Edith Suiter started pioneering in 1946 and married Grant Suiter in 1956. She mused that she never heard him complain about anything. The last sister to comment was Sister Sydlik. Her part was very moving. She stated what most of us know and that is that Dan Sydlik was a kind, warm engaging person. She said that she missed the quiet times they had together discussing spiritual things. As he was dying he became a little difficult, but she said that her reassuring words of love and firmness was comforting to him. She said that women married to spiritual men have an immense influence on such men and that their words of love and support can do much to encourage, strengthen and comfort them. ‘Wives, commend your hard working husbands!” Tears could be seen in the audience.

  • Christ Alone
    Christ Alone

    Ahhhh....looks like he was a no blood advocate in the US: http://www.noblood.org/news-hot-topics-such-hepatitis-c-sars-aids/2332-south-africa-alternatives-blood-lower-hospital-costs/#.UEeIDo1lRNI

    Mark Sanderson, a mediator between doctors and Witness patients in the US, cited the rising number of blood conservation programmes as evidence of a new attitude toward transfusions.

    Sanderson said frequent shortages of donated blood, economic factors and doubts about the efficacy of red-cell transfusions had contributed to the opening of new programmes at scores of US medical centres.

    He also noted that doctors who had opposed the Jehovah's Witnesses' position were changing as they examined the research that underscored the benefits of transfusion alternatives.

    "Many doctors say we've come from two sides (of the blood issue)," Sanderson said, "but we've met at the same place."

  • Christ Alone
    Christ Alone

    Here is more: http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2011608

    Mark Sanderson, now a member of the Brooklyn Bethel family, gave a report on the Philippines. A former member of the Branch Committee there, he fairly beamed as he spoke of the country’s 32 consecutive peaks in the number of Kingdom publishers and of the way the Bible studies far outnumber the publishers. He told of a brother named Miguel whose grandson was murdered. Miguel worked hard to have the murderer prosecuted and jailed. Later, when witnessing in the prison, Miguel met the murderer. Though nervous, Miguel addressed him mildly and kindly. He eventually studied with the man, who responded well and came to love Jehovah. He is now baptized. Miguel is his close friend and is working to win his new brother an early release from prison. *

  • Christ Alone
    Christ Alone

    Don't know if this is him or not: http://watchtower.tripod.com/jw.html

    Mark Sandersonmark.sanderson@phunnet.org
  • Yan Bibiyan
    Yan Bibiyan

    "Many doctors say we've come from two sides (of the blood issue)," Sanderson said, "but we've met at the same place."

    Oh, Jez. The audacity and arrogance is beyond belief (pun intended)...

  • Splash
    Splash

    Beaten to it!!

  • isaacaustin
    isaacaustin

    Thanks Christ Alone. Although, I think changes to the 'blood policy' will be handled by the legal department at this point...and simply implemented by the GB. I would love to see it just reversed- and a backlash of lawsuits from this, on top of their other current issues. Oh well, one can dream.

  • Christ Alone
    Christ Alone

    Here is a pic of our new king and priest:

    (He's the baldy)

  • Amelia Ashton
    Amelia Ashton

    Any-one know how old he is?