Should I say more?
TO ALL BODIES OF ELDERS
Re: Proper handling of nested magazines
As was previously announced to all congregations, when the Awake! and the public edi-tion of The Watchtower were reduced from 32 to 16 pages with the January 2013 issues, editions in most languages began to be printed and shipped with two copies of each issue nested together. However, it has come to our attention that many publishers are unaware that they are obtaining two copies rather than one individual copy of each magazine, and they are placing with house-holders two copies of the same issue of The Watchtower and two copies of the same issue of the Awake! Therefore, many congregations have quickly run out of the January 2013 issues and are requesting replacement shipments from the branch office.
To prevent any further misunderstanding, we ask that an announcement be made at the next Service Meeting to remind publishers of the proper handling of nested magazines. Please have the brother handling the announcement bring copies of nested magazines on stage and pro-vide a visual demonstration of how the magazines are nested together and how to separate them. He should emphasize that what appears to be one copy of a magazine is actually two copies. Ad-ditionally, the magazine servant should be attentive as publishers pick up magazines at the King-dom Hall and should provide kindly reminders regarding the nested magazines.
Thank you for your continued support of the magazine-distribution arrangement. Please be assured of our warm Christian love and greetings.