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martes, 11 de junio de 2013


Entre las muchas cosas buenas que me han tocado vivir esta el haber asistido a esta dedicación.

La asistencia a esta reunión fue la primera y única reunión de dedicación a la que he podido asistir.

Ni a mi propio salón pude asistir por culpa de “un inicuo”. Pero las cosas caen por su peso y él ya no está.



link para descargar o ver


En algún disco (CD) debo tener la reseña de la historia de este salón.

Si la encuentro la subo.



Le dejo el escaneo y edición en pdf con reconocimiento de texto e índice del volumen 2 de las profecías de Isaías.



Descarga el volumen 2



Tambien tiempo atrás escanee el tomo 1.


Descarga el volumen 1



Saludos desde Chile.


El resto de los libros los encuentras en la sección descargas propias bajo el link Libros descargables en español.


1988 Apokalipsis Se acerca su magnifica culminacion -baja.pdf


1989 Lo que los jovenes preguntan baja.pdf

1989 Razonamiento.pdf

1989 Usted Puede vivir para siempre en el paraiso en la tierra -baja.pdf

1990 El Hombre en busca de Dios.pdf

1990 Toda Escritura es inspirada de Dios y Provechosa V.baja.pdf

1995 El Conocimiento que lleva a vida eterna v baja.pdf

1998 Existe un creador que se interese por nosotros -baja.pdf

1999 Daniel 2.0 baja.pdf

1999 Las profecías de Daniel -1.2.pdf

2000 Las profecías de Isaías Vol1 -baja.pdf

2001 Benefíciese de la Escuela baja.pdf

2001 Benefíciese de la Escuela.pdf

2006 Vivamos muy pendientes del dia de Jehova -baja.pdf

2008 Los jóvenes preguntan Vol2 -baja.pdf

2011 Los jóvenes preguntan V1 baja.pdf



Eliminé algunos porque ya aparecieron en la web como versión oficial:



1991 El Hombre Mas Grande oficial.pdf


2001 Benefíciese de la Escuela del ministerio teocrático oficial.pdf

2002 Acerquémonos a Jehová oficial.pdf

2003 Aprendamos del gran maestro español.pdf

2004 Mi libro de Historias Bíblicas oficial.pdf

2005 Que enseña realmente la biblia oficial.pdf

2007 Ven se mi seguidos oficial.pdf


2009 Testimonio Cabal oficial.pdf

2010 Dios nos habla mediante Jeremias oficial.pdf




El libro organizados solo se envía a los más conocidos via mail.

Clifton residents attend annual convention

Friday, May 31, 2013


Each year, Jehovah's Witnesses in Clifton look forward to their annual three day district convention. The convention was held this past weekend at the Assembly Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, the former Stanley Theater in Journal Square, in Jersey City


Jay Chosy, Shaun Dew, Daniel and Kelly Santiago, Jerrold Sameth, and Jack Kelly, all from Clifton, were featured speakers at the "God's Word is Truth!" district convention of Jehovah's Witnesses.


More than 3,800 worshippers attended this special event from May 24 to 26 and heard a variety of talks, demonstrations, interviews, and three Bible dramas that all focused on the practical application of the Bible to the problems and challenges of every day life.


Daniel and Kelly Santiago participated on Friday afternoon in a drama that focused on the life of the Bible patriarch Job and how the problems he faced are similar to those that face those living in 2013. The drama emphasized that the problems can be met head on with help "from above."


A key feature of the program was the baptism of 29 new Witnesses which was held on Saturday.


On Saturday afternoon, a sound drama was presented which focused on the life and ministry of Jesus Christ and the problems he encountered and overcame successfully.


Another highlight was the full costumed Bible drama on Sunday afternoon which focused on the account of the life of Esther and Mordecai with modern day application to the lives of persons trying to serve God in the face of opposition.


The Clifton residents were featured as speakers on talks that covered family life, Bible prophecy, and the application of Bible principles in every day life.


The program will be given again through the end of August at the Assembly Hall which is located at 2932 Kennedy Blvd. in Jersey City. Admission is free and no collections are taken.




Clifton residents Jay Chosy, from left to right, Shaun Dew, Daniel and Kelly Santiago, Jerrold Sameth, and Jack Kelly participated in the 'God's Word is Truth' district convention of Jehovah's Witnesses this past weekend.



Jehovah's Witnesses invite all to attend "God's Word Is Truth!" Convention’s-Witnesses-invite-all-to-attend-“God’s-Word-Is-Truth!”-Convention.php


Irving, Texas. June 3, 2013 –



Jehovah’s Witnesses have begun their annual conventions and an accompanying campaign to invite the public to attend. This year’s convention theme is ‘God’s Word Is Truth!’. In the United States this series of conventions was launched in May and will continue worldwide through the end of December.


Starting in June, this special three-day program comes to our area. There will be a total of twelve conventions, four of which will be held in Fort Worth. The first convention will be held June 14-16 at the Fort Worth Convention Center.


The convention theme this year is significant because it underscores a core family value for Jehovah’s Witnesses. Witness families embrace the Bible as the most trustworthy guide and source of advice in these troubled times. We feel that the public will likewise benefit from and enjoy the varied and practical program.


Personal Bible study is a priority for Jehovah’s Witnesses. Each week families are encouraged to devote an entire evening to Bible study and research, which they call “Family Worship.” The convention this year will provide families and individuals with fresh new resources for family and personal Bible study.


Exact dates and locations of the 2013 ‘God’s Word Is Truth!’ District Conventions can be found on the Jehovah’s Witnesses’ official Web site—


"We warmly invite all to attend this year’s free convention."

Four Jehovah Witnesses 'Preachers Thaught A Lesson By Prostitutes


Mon, May 27th, 2013



Harlots operating at a popular Ezenei-Cable point in Asaba Delta State have humiliated four gospel Jehovah Witness preachers during their routine activity leaving two of them stripped unclad while their bags containing Awake and Watchtower magazines were allegedly set ablaze.


It would be recalled that few years ago some “Christian convertors” from a popular Pentecostal church after they were allegedly hoodwinked into love making with the harlots, had their Bibles set ablaze upon their refusal to pay for their love making.

Eyewitness told LEADERSHIP FRIDAY that the incident occurred last Tuesday towards nightfall when the preachers upon courage “Approached” residents of the brothel to be part of their gospel teachings (Word of God).


Jehovah Witnesses are widely known for strict compliance against “things of the world”, especially as they carry out their preaching of house to house in group of male and female.

But as unsuspecting regular visitors/preachers to various places, sources said they moved into the brothel and were greeted in happiness by some of the sex workers who immediately assembled themselves to hear the word of God.


While the preaching lasted, many of the sex workers in skimpy wear passed by the congregation, raising not a few eyebrows.


On the day of the lynching, the preachers had gone into the brothel without a female escort and in the usual way struck up a Bible discourse using the Awake magazine’s contents. It is claimed that a prostitute identified as Chinasa raced out in bum shorts, apparently inebriated, and demanded for sex from one of the Jehovah’s Witnesses.


The preacher, LEADERSHIP FRIDAY gathered, resisted the attempt on him but the hooker’s method gained prominence and he was dragged into the room.


LEADERSHIP FRIDAY checks revealed that the sex workers modus operandi is to woo unsuspecting men into Being Intimate with them via their skimpy dresses.


Expectedly, the preacher and the harlot were said to have been engaged in serious battle right inside the room when his colleagues made attempt to rescue him but the situation went awry as the harlots were allegedly said to have teamed up and seized their bags containing “Watchtower and Awake”.


They were said to have descended on them in severe beating including calling them names and allegations that they made love to them and did not pay.

Jehovah's Witnesses Find Young Boy Tied to a Pole in Miami Beach


A 12-year-old boy in Miami Beach might have been the happiest person ever to spot Jehovah's Witnesses. They found him tied to a pole after his dad decided to try out some unorthodox parenting techniques and left him there while he went shopping.



According to NBC Miami Adolfo Guzman, 49, was sick of his son wandering off for hours at a time and not telling him where he was. On Saturday the boy took off, and Guzman warned him that he would tie him up the next time. So on Sunday the boy took off again without permission, and Guzman made good on his promise.


He tied him to a concrete pole outside of the family's apartment with a wire bicycle lock around his ankles and then took off himself to do some shopping.


The Jehovah's Witnesses then found the boy and called police. Police arrived and had to call the Miami Beach Fire Department to cut the boy loose. He was complaining about pain in his ankles.


Guzman returned home and said he was just trying to teach the boy a lesson, but was arrested and charged with aggravated child abuse. Guzman has no previous record with the Department of Children and Families.


"You shouldn't even be chaining a dog up to a pole much less your own son," Miami Beach Police spokesman Bobby Hernandez told the station.

Rusia violó los derechos de los Testigos de Jehová por la divulgación de los expedientes médicos - CEDH/Russia violated Jehovah's Witnesses rights by disclosing medical records - ECHR


15:31 06/06/2013


STRASBOURG, June 6 (RAPSI, Ingrid Burke) - The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) held Thursday that the rights of two Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia had been violated when their medical records were disclosed to prosecution authorities as a consequence of their refusal to accept blood transfusions.


According to the website of the international Jehovah’s Witnesses religious organization, adherents do not categorically reject all forms of medical treatment. The organization does, however, reject certain specific treatments, including blood transfusions. As explained by the website: “Some treatments conflict with Bible principles… and we reject these. For example, we don’t accept blood transfusions because the Bible forbids taking in blood to sustain the body. (Acts 15:20) Likewise, the Bible prohibits health treatments or procedures that include occult practices.—Galatians 5:19-21.”


According to the ECHR judgment, in light of a pending prosecutorial inquiry into the religious organization, a St. Petersburg Deputy City Prosecutor had asked the local health authorities to instruct all of the city’s medical institutions to report each instance of the refusal by Jehovah’s Witnesses to accept the transfusion of blood or blood components. The prosecutor had written a letter in June 2007 explaining: “the city prosecutor’s office is investigating the lawfulness of the activity of the religious organisation known as the Administrative Centre of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia. The ideology of the said organisation forbids its adherents to accept transfusions of blood or blood components. An investigation has established that in a series of cases refusals of blood transfusions hindered the administration of qualified medical care and aggravated the illness. In view of the above, I request that you instruct all medical institutions in St Petersburg to inform the committee, without delay, of any incidents of refusal of transfusion of blood or its components by individuals who are members of the said religious organisation.”


The applicants before the ECHR include the Administrative Centre of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia (ACJW-Russia), as well as three Russian nationals: Yekaterina Avilkina (b. 2006) – who underwent chemotherapy via a “non-blood management treatment plan” in a public hospital which ultimately reported her case to prosecutors; Nina Dubinina (b. 1959) – whose request for a non-blood management treatment was rejected by a public hospital, which in turn refrained from reporting her case to prosecutors; and Valentina Zhukova (b. 1956) – whose records were disclosed to prosecutors after she underwent an operation without the use of foreign blood.


The court considered the complaints of Avilkina and Zhukova, but held that the applications filed by Dubinina and ACJW-Russia were inadmissible due to the fact that neither was directly impacted by the alleged rights violation. In the case of Dubinina, this was due to the fact that her medical records were not subject to disclosure.


In finding that the rights of Avilkina and Zhukova had been violated, the ECHR reasoned that the disclosure of their medical records had not been anchored in a pressing social need. The applicants had not been somehow implicated in any criminal investigations. The treating medical centers had not reported any suspicions of criminal activity to prosecutors. In fact, the doctors treating Avilkina – who was two years old at the time – were entitled to seek judicial authorization for a blood transfusion if the situation became dire. Furthermore, there was no evidence that Zhukova’s refusal to accept a blood transfusion came from any other source than her own will.


Accordingly, in the ECHR’s view: “In such circumstances, the Court does not discern any pressing social need for requesting the disclosure of the confidential medical information concerning the applicants. It therefore considers that the means employed by the prosecutor in conducting the inquiry need not have been so oppressive for the applicants.”


The ECHR held that the relevant national court judgments had not reflected adequate efforts by national authorities to balance the prosecutors’ interest in public health with the applicants’ privacy interests. Furthermore, the ECHR asserted that there had been a lack of relevant or sufficient reasons to justify the disclosure of the records.


Accordingly, the court held: “The above considerations are sufficient for the Court to conclude that the collection by the prosecutor’s office of confidential medical information concerning the applicants was not accompanied by sufficient safeguards to prevent disclosure inconsistent with the respect for the applicants’ private life guaranteed under Article 8 of the Convention.”


The court allocated damages in the amount of EUR 5,000 to each Avilkina and Zhukova. Furthermore, the court granted Avilkina EUR 2,522 and Zhukova EUR 1,880 in costs and expenses.

Jehovah's Witnesses to hold district conventions in Dalton’s-Witnesses-to-hold-district-conventions-in-Dalton?instance=latest_articles


District conventions of Jehovah’s Witnesses are planned for the NorthWest Georgia Trade and Convention Center arena in Dalton, Ga.


English sessions are June 14 through 16, June 21 through 23 and July 26 through 28.


Sessions for Spanish speakers will be held June 28 through 30, July 5 through 7 and July 19 through 21.


The theme for the program is “God’s Word is Truth!” The talk on Sunday, 11 a.m., will be “What is Truth?” The program will examine the reasons God’s Word — the Bible — can be trusted.


Two dramatic plays featuring Bible stories and their lessons to life will be presented Friday at 3:20 p.m. and Sunday at 1:25 p.m.


Admission is free. No collection will be taken.


For more information, visit



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Hospital doctor delivers infusion of hope to Jehovah's Witness

Published: June 8, 2013


By ERIC ADLER — The Kansas City Star


KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- On the day the Boston Marathon bombing transfixed the world, Mark Watkins of suburban Kansas City, Mo., lay face to face with a crisis of life, death and faith of his own.


Little could he guess that, in the end, it would be a controversial product sent from a terrorized city that would save him.


“Obviously, we’re thrilled,” Watkins’ son, Rocky, 30, said recently, from his father’s hospital bedside. “Not only were they able to save his life, but they did it while they respected his beliefs.”


Watkins’ drama began April 15. The night that Boston went into terror lockdown, the 51-year-old husband and father had been in church with his wife, Nellie, when his skin turned white. His body crashed.


He was rushed to the hospital, where doctors discovered he was slowly but surely bleeding to death internally.


The cause was unknown. Maybe it was a ruptured vessel or a bleeding ulcer, which he had suffered before. But without oxyg en-rich blood, his body was suffocating. He needed surgery. He needed to be stabilized. He needed blood.



After receiving successful treatment with Hemopure, a bovine blood product, Mark Watkins, left,

is visited last month at the University of Kansas Hospital by, from left, son-in-law Eddie Arteaga, daughter

Lacey Arteaga and daughter-in-law Esmeralda Watkins.



The problem: Watkins is a Jehovah’s Witness.


His faith allows for the medical use of non-blood alternatives and, for some, re-infusion of their own blood or some blood fractions. But the majority of Jehovah’s Witnesses hold tight to what they say is the Bible’s command to “keep abstaining from ... blood.”


Given the restriction, Nellie Watkins said, their local hospital delivered grave news.


“We were told that there was nothing else they could do for us,” she said. “They said he might not make it through the night.”


Then a call went out to the University of Kansas Hospital, where trauma surgeon Charlie Richart, 53, performs what is known as “bloodless” surgery.


Richart, who has been at the hospital three years, has treated Jehovah’s Witnesses for about 27 years and recalled the sad frustration of losing patients because he could not give them blood.


“I could not save them because they bled to death,” he said.


Somewhat of a misnomer, bloodless surgery actually refers to the methods doctors use to reduce the amount of outside blood transfused into the body during surgery or the amount of blood lost during an operation.


Some of the methods are most effective when there is time to plan a surgery.


Doctors can collect and store volumes of a patient’s own blood before surgery, or dilute the patient’s own blood and re-infuse it during a procedure. After surgery, medicine can be given to boost the bone marrow’s production of blood.


In 2010, bloodless surgery made headlines in Kansas when Mary Stinemetz, a Jehovah’s Witness who was then 64, sued the Kansas Health Policy Authority, which administers the state’s Medicaid program.


Stinemetz had sought a bloodless liver transplant at the University of Kansas Hospital, which could not guarantee a bloodless procedure at that time.


She wanted the state to pay for the procedure in Nebraska, arguing that in refusing the transplant Kansas was violating her First Amendment rights to exercise her religion.


She won her case a year later, but by then she was too sick to be put on the transplant list. She died last October.


In Watkins’ emergency, time was short.


“When he got here,” Richart said of Watkins, “he was way behind the eight ball. His foot was on a banana peel and his other was 6 feet deep in the grave.”


As soon as the University of Kansas Hospital received the call from the other hospital, Richart thought of Hemopure, a product produced by OPK Biotech of Cambridge, Mass., that holds oxygen just like human blood, but which itself is not blood.


Instead, it is a blood substitute, also known as an HBOC, for hemoglobin-based oxygen carrier. The solution is made from purified bovine -- meaning cow -- hemoglobin, which is the molecule in blood that carries oxygen to the tissues.


Over the years, the product has been used successfully worldwide to save the lives of some Jehovah’s Witnesses in crisis, although the company won’t reveal the exact number.


Among them was Tamara Coakley, 33, a Jehovah’s Witness who was brought back from near death in 2011 after a horrible loss of blood from a car crash in her native Australia.


“I’m so grateful,” Coakley told local media at the time.


Hemopure has a roller-coaster history full of intrigue.


Hemopure is not approved for use in the United States, although it is in at least one country, South Africa. Before being purchased by OPK Biotech, a private company, Hemopure was developed and produced by a public corporation also in Cambridge called Biopure.


The corporation manufactured an effective blood substitute that can be used in dogs.


Biopure rode a wave of investor success from 2000 through 2002 on the prospect that it would produce a safe, synthetic blood substitute that not only could help reduce the worldwide shortage of human blood, but also could be stored for long periods of time, making it useful in remote areas as well as on battlefronts.


But Hemopure languished in human clinical trials. Authorities later alleged that company officials had filed misleading reports about the status of its product to the Securities and Exchange Commission, leading to indictments of top company executives.


In 2008, a year before the company filed for bankruptcy and its assets were sold to OPK Biotech, a medical review of blood substitutes that included Hemopure pointed out dangers, including increased risk of death by heart attack.


Richart said the blood substitute needs to be given in a slow and controlled manner.


“It’s not a magic bullet,” he said. “If you give them too much, you can kill them in several ways.”


But in Watkins’ case, it was also the only resort.


While Watkins was being transferred to KU, Richart was on the phone, talking through the night and into the morning of April 16 to KU’s internal review board and to the Food and Drug Administration in Washington, D.C, which needed to give a special compassionate care dispensation for the Hemopure to be used in the Unites States.


Then KU was on the phone with OPK in Cambridge, where the city was still reeling less than 12 hours after two bombs killed three people and injured many more.


“I was able to tell them, basically the next morning when the sun came up, that the stuff was on the plane,” Richart said.


Ten units of the blood substitute were on the way, each unit slightly smaller than a can of soda.


Watkins received four units late at night on April 17 and two more over 12 hours on April 18. The company would later send 10 more units while the Boston police searched for the marathon bombers.


Watkins stabilized. In the late evening of April 19, Watkins went into surgery, where Richart and his team found bleeding polyps, which Richart thinks may have contributed to the loss of blood.


Watkins was then stable enough to do other tests.


“I’m just real appreciative. It was scary,” Watkins said earlier this month, before his discharge.


Watkins said that although he understands and respects others of his faith who might not have chosen to use the blood substitute, he thought that for him it was the right thing at the right time.


“As Jehovah’s Witnesses, we do not accept blood products as part of our faith,” Watkins said. “This is something we felt very comfortable with.”







Jehovah's Witnesses hold district convention at MetraPark



June 06, 2013 5:10 pm


This is one weekend a year when Rimrock Arena at MetraPark turns into a house of worship.


Starting Friday, 3,600 Jehovah’s Witnesses from Eastern Montana, northern Wyoming and western North Dakota and South Dakota will gather over three days for their annual district convention.


The number of participants is smaller than in the past, but Joe Kurkowski, spokesman for the group, said there’s a good reason for that.


“We actually have two conventions in Montana this year,” he said. “It used to only be in Billings, but just two weeks ago, they had a convention in Missoula.”


The reason for that, he said, is that Jehovah’s Witnesses is seeing growth worldwide, including in Montana. From mid-May through mid-September, Jehovah’s Witnesses will hold 385 conventions in 103 cities throughout the United States, and more will be held in other countries.


The theme of this year’s convention is “God’s Word is Truth.” The public is invited to attend all meetings. That’s why area members take the time to drop off invitations at local homes, Kurkowski said.


To illustrate the group’s international flavor, spokesman Mike Glenn said its website is published “in more languages than any other website."


“You can access it in languages most people haven’t heard of,” Glenn said. “The reason we do that is we want to give access to everybody about Bible truth because we find it so beneficial.”


On Thursday, about 200 members from local congregations spent the morning scrubbing the arena to get it ready for the convention. That’s an annual part of the convention preparation, Kurkowski said.


“We spray down and wash down all the chairs, scrape gum off the chairs and sweep between all the aisles,” Kurkowski said.


The volunteers also clean the bathrooms and wash windows.


It’s not that the arena isn’t in acceptable condition, he said.


“But for three days this is a house of worship, so we want to make sure all the nooks and crannies are clean,” he said. "It's a respect thing."


Highlights of the convention include baptism on Saturday morning and a costume drama on Sunday afternoon, Kurkowski said. Volunteers spend about two months creating the costumes and rehearsing the drama that this year will focus on Esther, an Old Testament queen of Persia.

Jehovah's Witnesses explain beliefs


DOOR KNOCKING:Louise Peat, left, andRobyn Tusa, right, say they respect people’s different views when working in the community.

PIONEERING COUPLE:Geoff and Denese Clarke

spend 20 hours a week going to door-to-door teaching

the community about the bible.


Jehovah’s Witness at the age of 20 and is now an

elder at the Waimauku Kingdom Hall.



I must have been 16 when I first hid from a Jehovah's Witness.

I was at home on study leave when two men in white shirts approached the front door.

My time at Catholic school informed my suspicions about who these men were. As they politely rang the doorbell I froze.

Filled with guilt I didn't move until I heard them leave.

I know people who've been caught in their underwear making breakfast and others who've hidden in plain sight to avoid the Jehovah's message.

It's a scenario Jehovah's Witness elder Terry Smith can relate to.

"Before we were Jehovah's Witnesses my wife used to hide," he chuckles.

"Sometimes we get toddlers answer the door saying ‘mummy said to say she's not home'."

"If people feel too nervous to come to the door it's not a major, we usually leave some literature or call them later on."

For many West Aucklanders this is likely to be the only experience they've had with the religion which arrived in New Zealand in 1903 with two members.

In 1940 the faith was declared illegal in New Zealand, with the attorney general saying its members devoted themselves to "vilification of religion, of their fellow-citizens, of the state, and of the Government".

Mr Smith says the outlawing was because witnesses would not go to war.

The religion is no longer illegal and in 2006 there were about 18,000 Jehovah's Witnesses across the country, meeting in about 100 Kingdom Halls.

The end is near

Mr Smith is an elder at the Waimauku Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall.

An elder is a spiritually mature man who guides other witnesses through spiritual teaching.

Jehovah's Witnesses believe the bible was inspired by God and is historically accurate.

Their belief system based on the bible's principles differs markedly to the perceived norms of today's society.

Members do not celebrate Christian holidays or birthdays, vote or salute national flags and believe the end of the world is near.

Perhaps the most controversial is the refusal to give blood or be given a blood transfusion, even if it will save a person's life.

This principle came into the public spotlight last year when the parents of a 2-year-old Auckland girl suffering a rare kidney disease wouldn't allow her to receive a life-saving blood transfusion following a kidney and liver transplant.

The case went before the High Court and the toddler was placed into the guardianship of the court, and doctors were given consent to treat the child.

Mr Smith says difficult situations can arise but the medical fraternity has "developed ways to treat us according to our beliefs".

"Hospitals are developing ways to perform bloodless surgeries offered to Jehovah's Witnesses. We believe the soul represents the whole person and blood represents the life force of the person."

He says while many people feel the Bible is out of date, Jehovah's Witnesses feel the opposite.

"We apply its principles in all situations in our life to overcome obstacles," he says.

"There are so many stresses on people today. Everyone we call on has their fair share of problems with money, crime or family.

"We feel there has never been a more appropriate time for us."

Jehovah's Witnesses believe "the end of the system is near" and according to Mr Smith, this is not cause for concern.

"We don't mean the literal end of the world but the end of the system means the removal of wickedness in the world and God's government becoming the world's government."

Knock knock

Geoff and Denese Clarke are pioneers.

But unlike the term used to describe Sir Ed, Jehovah's pioneers are the members who have the daunting task of going into the wider community to spread their religious message.

But the couple say despite the dogs, the rejection and sometimes abuse, its a task they are proud to do.

As auxiliary pioneers they spend 20 hours a week sharing what they describe as "the good news".

This work is unpaid and the couple work part-time installing medical alarms to afford the necessities of life.

"I used to a be a business analyst and my wife worked in decor and design when our children were at home," Mr Clarke says.

"But we felt like there was something better we could do with our time.

"We have been cleaners as well so we can do this work. Even though we have to make sacrifices, we think we are getting a good deal," he says.

Reading the Bible every day and discussing its meaning is an important part of family life, Mrs Clarke says.

"Our children aren't deprived by us not celebrating birthdays. We have a family day on that day and we give gifts spontaneously, not because we have to on a specific day."

Fellow pioneer Louise Peat says they do face challenges going door to door.

"You do occasionally come across someone abusive.

"We don't take it personally.

"You have to defuse the situation with kindness and sometimes you feel sorry for them because you wonder what is going on in their life to make them react that way.

"We can go into rough areas but you look past that and don't judge the situation, we just work with the person."

Pioneers go across New Zealand and all over the world to spread their message. They even visit prisons and businesses.

On a typical house visit, a pioneer will offer the person religious literature published by the Jehovah's Witness organisation. This is often a magazine titled The Watchtower which looks at modern issues in today's societies with a religious slant, published in 209 languages across 45 million copies.

"If people are genuinely not interested and don't want to be called on, we respect that and will leave them be," Mrs Peat says.

"But you also find that you end up becoming a listening ear for people if they are going through something at that moment."

Glen Eden pioneer Robyn Tusa, who became a Jehovah's Witness as an adult says they don't force people to listen to their message.

"People are pretty relaxed out west. We are taught to read faces and pick up signs about when people won't be interested."

Waimauku elder Mr Smith says the ultimate aim of door-knocking the community is to follow the important commandment.

"We just want to share the good news and do as Jesus said, love your neighbour. We don't want to force people to become a Jehovah's Witness."

Ready steady build

Auckland's housing crisis could probably be solved if Jehovah's Witnesses were on the case.

Under the quick-build system, witnesses are able to put up their Kingdom Hall buildings in a weekend.

Teamwork is crucial for Jehovah's Witnesses and trade skills are popular among the congregation, Mrs Peat says.

Waimauku's Kingdom Hall was the first hall in New Zealand built under the quick-build system in 1987.

Glen Eden's equivalent was built in 1993 and follows a more modern Kingdom Hall design, she says.

"From the foundations to the landscaping, the work is started on a Thursday or Friday and completed by the weekend. Sometimes people can get quite shocked to see a building go up that fast."

The buildings are funded by the congregation through donations and with loan assistance from the Society Kingdom Hall Fund, used for hall building around the world.


Jehovah's Witnesses hold convention at the Aud


KITCHENER — The local Jehovah's Witnesses community is holding the first of seven conventions at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium this weekend.


The event is part of a worldwide network of conventions the faith community hosts annually. This year, the theme is "God's Word is Truth," which focuses on how the bible can assist individuals and families coping with the daily challenges of modern life.


The conventions, which began Friday, will run every weekend until July 19. One of the seven weekends is hosted in Spanish and the rest are in English.


Delegates will be travelling from the Greater Toronto Area and as far as Owen Sound and Fort Erie.


Volunteers will be stationed throughout the region in the days leading up to each convention with printed invitations for the public to attend. For more information, visit the Jehovah's Witnesses website and search for details under the conventions page.



Jehovah's Witnesses open new Little Canfield hall

Tuesday 11 June 2013




DUNMOW'S Jehovah's Witnesses are inviting residents to an open day at their newly-completed Kingdom Hall in Stortford Road, Little Canfield.


Takeely resident and spokesman for the congregation Mark Burland said: "Jehovah's Witnesses have had a congregation in Dunmow for over 20 years. However, during this time we have had to use rented halls to meet for worship.


"On June 5, we completed construction of a new centre for worship - or Kingdom Hall - for Jehovah's Witnesses on Stortford Road, Little Canfield.


"The work was completed by over 200 volunteers, many from the local congregation but also with help from as far away Oxford and South London – and even one from Malawi. The work was funded completely by voluntary donations.


"Since the project has benefited from the co-operation of so many in the communities of Little Canfield, Dunmow and Takeley we are delighted to be able to open our doors for a public open day on Saturday June 29.


"Entry on this day, as it is on all occasions when the hall is in use, will be free - no collections are taken. Information about the project and it's history, a tour and light refreshments will be provided."


The event runs from 10am to 4pm.

Los Testigos Cristianos de Jehová celebran su congreso provincial en Marchena




Más de 1.200 personas, entre sábado y domingo, procedentes de poblaciones del centro de Andalucía se reunirán el próximo 25 y 26 de mayo en el Congreso Provincial de los Testigos Cristianos de Jehová, que se celebrará en la Sala Municipal de Cultura de Marchena bajo el lema "Protejamos la conciencia".


El horario del programa será de 11,00 a 13,20 horas y de 14,30 a 17,10 horas, sábado y domingo, y la entrada es libre y gratuita para todos los asistentes, según informa la organización en nota de prensa.


demás, al finalizar el programa de la mañana tendrá lugar el bautismo de nuevos discípulos, aquellas "<em>personas que tras algún tiempo de estudio bíblico, deciden ser Testigos de Jehová y vivir de acuerdo con los principios morales de la Biblia


abe destacar que la Organización de los Testigos de Jehová cuenta en la actualidad, dentro del territorio nacional con más de 112.000 miembros, hecho que llevó a que en enero de 2006 el Ministerio de Justicia comunicara oficialmente el reconocimiento de los Testigos de Jehová como Religión de Notorio Arraigo.



1.800 testigos de Jehová de Gipuzkoa se reúnen en el Kursaal




Alrededor de 1.800 testigos de Jehová residentes en Gipuzkoa se reunieron ayer en el auditorio del Kursaal en Donostia para celebrar un congreso con el lema 'Protejamos la conciencia'. Al mediodía se celebró el bautismo de los nuevos miembros de esta confesión religiosa. Por la tarde se impartieron dos charlas tituladas 'Cuidado con herir la conciencia de nuestros hermanos' y 'Jóvenes, manténganse firmes ante las pruebas', con las que el congreso quedó clausurado.

Testigos de Jehová celebrarán asamblea


07 de Junio del 2013.

DANIEL PERDOMO (E/C) - Con el propósito de fortalecer la fe, los testigos de Jehová del estado Trujillo, se preparan para celebrar el Día Especial de Asamblea, cuyo tema es: "Protejamos la conciencia", este evento se efectuará el próximo domingo 9 de junio en las instalaciones del Foro Bolivariano, ubicado en el sector Carmania, en la vía Valera-La Puerta, así lo expresó Oswaldo de Jesús Briceño Abreu, responsable de información de esa institución religiosa.

       Abreu explicó que "el tema de este evento está tomado de la cita bíblica de 2 Timoteo 1: 19, que expresa que los testigos de Jehová están firmemente convencidos de que diariamente las personas que se esfuerzan por vivir como lo manda Dios en la Biblia se exponen a situaciones que ponen a prueba su conciencia"

       Por esa razón el programa de esta asamblea, es de sólo un día de duración, y está concebido para ayudar a las personas que asistan, a reflexionar seriamente en cómo están usando este valioso don de parte del Creador. 

       El informante acotó que la entrada es completamente gratis, todos los ciudadanos están invitados a esta asamblea, que será el preludio de un gran evento de tres días que se llevará a cabo el próximo mes de agosto y además de una campaña especial de predicación que planean lanzar a nivel mundial para el mes de noviembre del año en curso.

Multitudinaria asamblea de los Testigos de Jehová en Club Juventus



Multitudinaria asamblea de los Testigos de Jehová en Club Juventus

Más de 1200 asistentes resueltos a imitar “la misma actitud mental que tuvo Cristo Jesús” (Romanos 15:5). El día lluvioso ni el marco gris del fin de semana no impidieron que los testigos de Jehová celebraran su Asamblea de Circuito 2013 con el tema “Protejamos la mente” (basado en Mateo 22:37). La misma se realizó en el Club Juventus de esta capital y más de 1200 asistentes finalizaron aún más resueltos a seguir manifestando, como dice la Biblia en Romanos 15:5 “la misma actitud mental que tuvo Cristo Jesús”. Como nuestros actos son el reflejo de lo que pensamos, la temática de la asamblea ayudó a cada uno delos asistentes a analizar sus pensamientos con la intención de hacerlos gratos a la vista de Dios. ¿El modelo? Cristo Jesús.

Los temas. El día sábado el programa comenzó con el discurso “Adoptemos la manera de pensar de Dios, no la de los hombres”, a cargo de Horacio Santos (Ministro viajante de los TJ) con el cuál se marcó la línea temática de la asamblea. A las 11:25 se pronunció el discurso “La dedicación y el bautismo”, a cargo de Maximiliano Sumo (Paso de la Patria), tras el cual tuvo lugar el bautismo de 13 nuevos ministros.

Por la tarde tuvo lugar la primera serie de discursos cuyo tema central fue: “Mantengamos la misma actitud mental que Cristo”. El mismo demostró cuatro formas de lograrlo: 1) Demostremos prontitud de ánimo (Claudio Meza)… 2) Cultivemos humildad mental (Raúl Ararí)… 3) Conservemos la unidad de pensamiento (Víctor Bazante) … y 4) Ejerzamos buen juicio (Juan Romero); cada intervención fue por discursantes de Corrientes. A continuación, el tema “Meditación que protege la mente” lo presentó Gabriel Gómez (Ministro viajante de los TJ) quien comparó la meditación a ver en cámara lenta los asuntos y que nos beneficia, entre otras cosas porque nos ayuda a tomar buenas decisiones (Proverbios 15:8) y nos permite mantener un punto de vista positivo en los momentos de ansiedad o desesperación (Salmo 63:6) El tema final del día sábado planteó como título: “¿Quién moldea nuestra forma de pensar?”; el orador Horacio Santos nuevamente aclaró que nuestros ojos y oídos son "puertas” a la mente que se pueden vulnerar y por eso hay que seleccionar lo que dejamos entrar en la mente. Tal como que gente indeseable vulnere nuestro hogar asegurando puertas y ventanas, así debemos evitar que el bombardeo de información nociva que puede dominar nuestros pensamientos y acciones vulnere nuestra mente asegurando lo que vemos y escuchamos. Hay que rechazar lo que Dios considera malo y abrirlas de par en par a sus justas y beneficiosas normas bíblicas (Filipenses 4:8, 9). 

El domingo se presentó otra serie de discursos con el tema: “Reflejemos la mente de Cristo en la familia”, el cual explicó de manera práctica cómo aplicar los consejos bíblicos en el entorno familiar: 1) Esposos, continúen amando tal como Cristo amó (Darío Calabró, Itatí), 2) Esposas, no olviden lo valiosa que son a los ojos de Dios (Rubén Rosa, Empedrado), 3) Padres, críen a sus hijos en la “regulación mental de Jehová” (Ubaldo Gamarra, Corrientes), y 4) Jóvenes, hagan suya la verdad (Marcelo Selgas, Corrientes).

Por la tarde se presentó el discurso público a cargo de Horacio Santos: “Tengamos muy presente el día de Jehová” el cual indicó que las distracciones de la mente hace que la gente pierda de vista el horario de Dios y el tiempo que vivimos. 

El “fin” es motivo de burla o guión para películas pero no lo toman como advertencias serias para conservar la vida humana. Por ello es vital seguir ayudando a nuestras familias y a la gente a entender el tiempo en que vivimos y a que tomen acción precisa para sobrevivir. 

A continuación, la asamblea culminó con el tema: “Permitamos que la paz de Dios guarde nuestras facultades mentales”. Horacio Santos (Ministro viajante de losTJ) destacó las palabras de Filipenses 4;6-8 que nos anima a beneficiarnos de “la paz de Dios”, porque Él es quien la imparte a quienes confían en Él y lo buscan. Tal paz es vital en nuestra mente cuando tenemos que tomar decisiones bajo presión o en medio de “tornados de problemas”. Santos destacó, “tal ayuda no es sencilla mente una acción terapéutica, es una ayuda real de parte de Dios para proteger la mente”.

No solo asistieron miembros de los testigos de Jehová; también lo hicieron familiares que no pertenecen a su confesión, estudiantes de la Biblia y público invitado. La información resultó práctica para todos y basada totalmente en La Biblia.

Cabe aclarar que todo el programa de temas presentados en esta y en las demás asambleas ha sido preparado por la Asociación de los Testigos de Jehová.

La entrada fue libre y gratuita, no requirió inscribirse. Tampoco se hicieron colectas de ningún tipo ni se cobraron diezmos.