Now this is embarrassing.
After being cold in the truth for many, many years, and getting back some 2 years ago, my wife and I, decided to Auxiliary Pioneer last year during the Memorial Campaign. We were quite impressed that we made the 30 hrs.
Last month, we decide to do it again. After handing in our application forms, and being approved, our Service Overseer asks me, "How many hours are you going to do?"
"30!", I reply, with a beaming smile, secretly proud of our bold move to Aux Pioneer while both of us work full time and have 3 children.
He laughs! I get worried. "You do know you got to do 50? This is not a campaign month."
Moral of the Story - Don't leave Jehovah's Org. You miss very important developments. AND will be embarrassed!!!
Outcome - A couple of serious prayers and re-planning and we on track for 50.
Blessings to make this possible - My mother who live close by offered to cook twice a week for supper.
- Our 14 year old daughter who never wants to look after her 6 years old twin brothers, offered her services (Free of charge)
Interesting advantage - For the first 5 years of the twins' life, we wondered when we would ever have the chance to spend some time alone. Last year, after just a few days, we realised. All we had to do is pioneer. It was the best 4 weeks of our married life. Alone, no children (only on Sat & Sun morning) for at least 25 hours.
So much for "volunteering!"