".unobtrusive contribution box.."
Let’s receive some comfort…
g1975 9/8 26 “ …is it not a comfort for them to know that in the local congregation of Jehovah’s witnesses they will never be tithed to pay out a percentage of their income? Nor will unscriptural money-raising schemes be imposed on them. It is at the Kingdom Hall that an unobtrusive contribution box is located for use by those who wish voluntarily to give money to support the work of the congregation. Donations mailed to the headquarters of the Watch Tower Society are also unsolicited and entirely voluntary. “
QUOTE :"an unobtrusive box"!!!
REALITY: boxes for contributions marked :
*Kingdom Hall funds;
And don’t miss:
PLANNED GIVING: The Society has assembled information on “Planned Giving.” Those who are planning to make a special gift to the Society now or to leave a bequest at death may find this information helpful. That is especially true if they wish to accomplish some family goal or estate-planning objective while using tax benefits to minimize the cost of the gift or bequest. This information can be obtained by writing to the Society at the address shown below.
(The Watchtower 1994 12/1 page 19)
Not too bad...what will be next?
PS : Remember:
Commercial Real Estate
From the June 6, 1997 print edition:
" …Better known as the Jehovah's Witnesses, the society recently opened a $20 million, 130,000-square-foot facility at the Mililani Technology Park.
The group established an educational and meeting facility -- situated on 3.4 acres next to Oceanic Cable -- called the Watchtower Educational Center Pacific. "
would LA be a better place for the Pacific educational center.........isn't it easier to fly there............ cheaper.....
maybe its just me......is it the SELECT educational center.?
OR the GB educational center or R&R center.........
I do agree, but you see they keep
asking...to everyone...Japanese included!
I remember a time when I was a teen, my dad had been out of the truth for 10 years, and my mother was still dragging us to the meetings with her. I mentioned something to my father about the contibution boxes and he asked "Do they still have those boxes where people put money in and anyone can take it out for a little help with monetary hardship?" I told him no, the contribution boxes were only to put money in, they dont let you take it out. He said, "I never said anything about them 'letting' you take it."
Appearantly he had been taking money from the contribution boxes when he was active. Now they have locks on the boxes to prevent this - someone must have caught on.
was it a joke??
Anyway Jesus said we should help
those in need!