2012 Disaster Prepareness Plan Manual, 36 pages. . . Click the link below and when the next page opens click the link in the blue box by the blue arrow. http://www.sendspace.com/file/bf19ku . . . Same file from Fileswap. . Click the link below and when the next page opens click on SLOW DOWNLOAD. http://www.fileswap.com/dl/mEoVygjW4L/ . . . Same file from Fileflyer. . Click the link below and when the next page opens look to your left and click the link that says, 2012 Emergency Prepareness Plan pdf. http://www.fileflyer.com/view/IdvjQBi . . . Atlantis
2012 Disaster Prepareness Plan Manual!
Does anyone else find it a tiny bit ironic that there isn't a single mention of what to do if Armageddon strikes?
Thank you Atlantis.
As regards Armageddon, I think the Boys in Brooklyn have about as much faith in that as the rest of us here.
PS - Shouldn't the word (on the document title) be PREPAREDNESS, or is prepareness OK in US speak?
The WTS started this after Hurricane Katrina. Too many jws went missing; the WTS found out how little elders kept the information current about the jws in the congregation. I left in 2001 and up until then elders were also calling us to get the phone numbers of members. Too lazy to even looki it up in the phone book or look online. No phone number, no address, no idea at times what their children's names were.
*** km 5/08 p. 3 Announcements ***
Bodies of elders should review the July 6, 2006, letter regarding disaster preparedness and ensure that they have up-to-date contact information for each publisher. In disaster-prone areas, additional emergency contact information should be obtained. Of course, in addition to emergency situations, it is helpful when publishers communicate with their Congregation Book Study overseer or another elder if they will be away for extended periods, such as when traveling on vacation or business, during a hospital stay, and so forth.
*** km 1/07 p. 4 Are You Prepared for a Natural Disaster? ***
1 Each year, millions of people around the world, including many of our brothers and sisters, are affected by earthquakes, tsunamis, monsoons, hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods. Since natural disasters occur unexpectedly and could affect any of us, it is the course of wisdom to be prepared.—Prov. 21:5.
2 In Advance: Sometimes the authorities are able to warn of impending disasters. It is important to pay attention to those warnings. (Prov. 22:3) In such situations the elders will try to contact all in the congregation to help them to make necessary preparations. After a disaster, the elders will also endeavor to contact all who are associated with the congregation to see if they are safe and to discern what assistance may be needed. Valuable time can be lost if the elders do not have up-to-date contact information. So it is good for publishers to keep the secretary and their book study overseer informed of their current address and telephone number(s).
3 If the congregation is located in a disaster-prone area, the elders may ask publishers to provide the name and telephone number of a relative or friend who does not live in the vicinity and who should be contacted in case of an emergency. This will enable the elders to locate those who have evacuated. The elders may also wish to develop a contingency plan for the congregation that includes such things as a simple checklist of emergency supplies to keep on hand, evacuation arrangements, and plans for assisting those with special needs. Cooperation with these loving arrangements is important.—Heb. 13:17.
4 After a Disaster: What should you do if a disaster strikes in your area? Make sure that your family’s immediate physical needs are cared for. As you are able, give necessary assistance to others who have been affected. Endeavor to contact your book study overseer or another elder as soon as possible. This should be done even if you are safe and do not need help. If you need assistance, be assured that your brothers are making every effort to help you. (1 Cor. 13:4, 7) Remember that Jehovah is aware of your situation; rely on him to sustain you. (Ps. 37:39; 62:8) Be alert to opportunities to provide spiritual and emotional support to others. (2 Cor. 1:3, 4) Resume your theocratic routine as soon as possible.—Matt. 6:33.
5 While the threat of disaster causes the world much anxiety, we can look to the future with confidence. Soon all disasters will be a thing of the past. (Rev. 21:4) In the meantime, we can take reasonable steps to prepare for times of trouble and difficulties as we maintain our zeal in declaring the good news to others.
1. Why is it prudent to be prepared for disasters?
2. Why should we keep the elders informed of our current address and telephone number(s)?
3. How may we cooperate with the elders if we live in a disaster-prone area?
4. What should we do if a disaster strikes in our area?
5. How are we as Christians affected by the threat of disaster?
I think this is just for manmade disasters.
Jws are told that God will protect them at Armageddon and they believe that, right?
(2 Chronicles 20:17) 17 YOU will not need to fight in this instance. Take YOUR position, stand still and see the salvation of Jehovah in YOUR behalf. O Judah and Jerusalem, do not be afraid or be terrified. Tomorrow go out against them, and Jehovah will be with YOU.’”