I have not turned in a single field service report this year. I decided not to, after noticing the simple flaw in the calculation of 1914. The implications are huge, i.e the appointment of the FDS is a fraud. I some days ago informed them of the private watchtower documents that are in my possession courtesy of the Royal commission. Today they informed me that they wished to make a shepherding call on me. I immediately stated the conditions under which I would make myself available.
1) I told them to put all shepherding concerns in writing and submit a week before the actual shepherding call. I would have time to look at the material and reply to them in writing. After that would there be an oral session of the shepherding call, to discuss only what is in writing. I referenced the books of Luke, Acts and Timothy as examples of individual Elders writing to individual Christians. The elder responded that for the 15 years he has been an Elder he has not received any guideline on putting shepherding concerns in writing. Besides the bible, he said i should follow the guidelines of the FDS. Well i said, if you really want to call on me, you have to at least be considerate of my requests.
2) Knowing their insistence on the two witness rule, i requested that there only be one elder during that call on me. I am not comfortable talking to two elders, i stressed. He said if only i was an elder i would know that they receive direction from the FDS to be in pairs when making shepherding calls. I again referenced the letters of Luke to Theophilus and Paul to Timothy. It was individual elders to individual Christians. No pairs there. I requested for similar treatment. He said: "we'll be back."