Jehovah’s Witnesses and “the Friends”
We have a German born elderinthe local cong. When I was talking to him I used the term Grupen fuhrer from time to time.He always found it amusing. Once when I was annoyed in an argument with an elder I suggested he refer the matter to the elderhood.
Of recent times in Australia I have heard the term friends used more frequently, usually from the platform. Possibly its from talk outlines. Even after six months out its hard to get away from it all.
If members of the governing body say friends then it will pick up all of the world.
No not used in this country either. Brothers and sisters.