I was reading another post about asking for your personal files. I was wondering if anyone knew if the society send copies of letters you have sent to them to your congregation.
I recently sent them a letter asking about the old information about the 1914 generation on their website.
I received a letter back from them that didn't answer the question (what's new) but was more a slap on the wrist for even deigning to ask. I was directed to a couple of articles about the apreciation and good use of older publications and told that older light had to be taken into regard with newer light and that older books still have their worth as long as we use newer ones as well.... talk about confusing.
Anyway, I was wondering if they would send the elders in my congregation a copy of my letter to them?
One thing I did glean from all this was the interesting reactions from both my husband and mother. They were both surprised to see the "old" light on the web but when I mentioned sending a letter to the society they were frankly terrified. My mother's response was "Don't show anyone in the congregation this" and my husband just paled and wafted about "Don't make it sound as if your questioning them, don't be direct etc..." I pointed out to both of them that wasn't "it strange that they were both so terrified of the reaction of the society and congregation. Should they be this frightened of them?" They both denied being frightened, but it was obvious they were.
I am grateful for any experiences on letters being sent back to congregations. Thank you.