So on the JW Broadcast channel, there is a new 4 minute video entitled "Why Does God Permit Suffering". I won't give them free advertising by linking to it, but you'll find it under the "latest videos" section.
It looks like it will be something that will eventually be used in field serve-us as a video to show householders.
Anyway, it gives the illustration of the teacher and a "rebellious student" who says he has a "better way to solve the problem". The infinitely wise teacher allows him to try, he fails, and the teacher is "vindicated".
Other posts on this site demonstrate how inane the illustration really is - it breaks down nearly effortlessly.
Anyway, the video goes on to explain that God allowed "rebellious humans" to continue on because (more or less direct quote) "millions of angels were observing. What would they think if God merely destroyed the rebels immediately?"
Which got me thinking of this potential conversation when a JW is witnessing:
Householder: "My 5 year old daughter just died from leukemia. She spent her last 3 yeas in nearly unending agony and then she died. Why would God allow that to happen?"
JW: "Oh that's so terrible! Probably your pastor told you God needed another angel in heaven, didn't he?"
HH: "Well, no, not exactly..."
JW: "Oh but sometimes they do say that! But that's not the case at all! That would be cruel and heartless of God to do that!"
HH: "Yeah, I guess it would be..."
JW: "Of course! But there is a much more satisfying answer as to why God permits suffering!"
HH: "There is?"
JW: "Yes there is!" Would you like me to tell you what it is?"
HH: "Yes! Tell me why God let my little girl suffer and die!"
JW: "Well, the reason is.."
JW: "The reason is,,,"
JW: "The reason God let your little girl suffer and die is so that a bunch of angels wouldn't get the wrong idea about God."