More propaganda aimed at children! Visit Bethel!

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    It creates brand loyalty in the young, which is also the reason why Caleb and Sophia were created.

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    Yes, while the org has Caleb and Sophia, the Mormons have Matt and Mandy

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    Adryana’s Wish

    ADRYANA, a six-year-old girl in Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.A., had a wish. It was comparable to that of the psalmist David, who sang: “One thing I have asked from Jehovah—it is what I shall look for, that I may dwell in the house of Jehovah all the days of my life, to behold the pleasantness of Jehovah and to look with appreciation upon his temple.”—Psalm 27:4.

    When Adryana was just six months old, she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a malignant tumor that grows in parts of the nervous system. The life-threatening disease left her paralyzed in both legs. Doctors treated her condition with numerous surgeries and a year-long regimen of chemotherapy.

    Adryana’s father, who does not share the religious convictions of Adryana and her mother, contacted a certain foundation to request that his daughter visit a world-renowned amusement park. Before granting the wish, the foundation interviewed Adryana. She expressed her appreciation for being considered but told them that she would rather visit Bethel, the center of the worldwide activity of Jehovah’s Witnesses in New York. After she found out about her father’s request, Adryana prayed to Jehovah to give her an opportunity to visit Bethel. Although concerned at first that Bethel may not be sufficiently child friendly, the foundation granted the wish when her father did not dispute the choice.

    Accompanied by her mother, her sister, and a friend, Adryana traveled to New York to visit Bethel for the first time. “Jehovah answered me,” Adryana said. “I knew that he would make room for us at Bethel. I saw how the books, magazines, and Bibles are made. It’s better than an amusement park.”

    Adryana did “behold the pleasantness of Jehovah” and looked with appreciation upon the operation of the center of the activities of Jehovah’s people today. You too are welcome to visit Bethel. In addition to the world headquarters of Jehovah’s Witnesses in New York, there are branch offices in various other parts of the world.

    w07 4/15 p. 32

  • Adryana’s Wish
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    How can you help your children to see the wonders of Jehovah’s organization with their “own eyes”? If there is a branch office of Jehovah’s Witnesses near your home, make an effort to visit it. Mandy and Bethany, for example, grew up some 900 miles (1,500 km) from the Bethel home in their country. Yet, their parents planned frequent trips to tour its facilities, especially while their daughters were growing up. “Before we toured Bethel, we thought it was rather stiff and only for old people,” they explain. “But we met young people who were working hard for Jehovah and enjoying it! We saw that Jehovah’s organization was more than just the little area where we lived, and each visit to Bethel gave us a dose of spiritual energy.” Seeing God’s organization up close motivated Mandy and Bethany to start pioneering, and they were even invited to serve at Bethel as temporary volunteers.

    w11 3/15 p. 19-20
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    6 The Israelites used to travel to Jerusalem for worship at three festivals each year. (Ex. 34:23) That often meant leaving fields and shops behind and traveling for days on foot along dusty roads. Still, going up to the temple resulted in “great rejoicing” as those present were ‘offering praise to Jehovah.’ (2 Chron. 30:21) Many of Jehovah’s servants today likewise find that traveling with their family to visit Bethel, the nearby branch facilities of Jehovah’s Witnesses, results in great rejoicing. Could you include such a visit in your next family vacation?

    w10 6/15 pp. 25-29

  • Find Refreshment in Spiritual Things
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    What else could you do as a family to help your children to become more familiar with Jehovah’s organization? Here are some suggestions: Make a family project of considering the book Jehovah’s Witnesses—Proclaimers of God’s Kingdom. Emphasize the devotion, humility, and loyalty that servants of Jehovah have displayed. Show how Jehovah used them to spread the good news throughout the earth. Use the videos produced by Jehovah’s organization to teach important lessons from the past and present. If you are able, visit the branch office and Bethel home in your country or perhaps even in other countries. Such visits will impress on your children how the earthly part of Jehovah’s organization under the direction of the faithful slave class is organized to supply spiritual food and guidance to the brothers worldwide, just as it did in the first century C.E.—Matt. 24:45-47; Acts 15:22-31.

    w10 10/15 pp. 25-28

  • Help Young Ones to Become Familiar With Jehovah’s Organization
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    Why the heaven do they always purvey suffering? Someone that is disabled--they always point out that such are faithful when they do something for joke-hova, donating their last psychic and spiritual energy to that monster, instead of having any fun. The fun might not have cured the disease or made it any less painful, but at least it would have done a little good for the soul. (Along with good stiff doses of the mineral magnesium, which 90% of Americans are deficient in, and is necessary for the soul).

    In addition, it ballyhoos suffering for joke-hova. Others who are yet healthy and in stable financial condition are led to feel they could be doing more for that abomination if they were sick and suffering, or destitute, or both and still doing work for joke-hova. Usually, the soul is programmed to draw in these pointless hardships, and they manifest in job loss or breakdown in health (or both). And they often manifest in future lifetimes, becoming impossible to trace the sources. They then get treated with dangerous drugs, end up homeless or perennially on welfare, and/or have short, miserable lives during future lifetimes and don't know why.

    A milligram of prevention beats a megagram (a metric ton) of cure, and the milligram of prevention is to rate those washtowel videos NC-17 or higher. Children under 17 (and I would make it 21) should not watch these videos, and those who are under the influence of drugs or are easily suggestionable (you know, that need to buy the latest useless crap because they saw an ad for it) should not watch washtowel videos. Neither poverty nor sickness can make you serve a god better, and any god that insists that poverty and sickness enhance your service to it doesn't deserve to be your god.

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    neat blue dog

    Almost EXACTLY like this, even down to the way the kids are roboticly directed to sway to the music . . .

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