John Lindsay Barltrop

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  1. Although I do not speak Russian, I recalled some of the points in the talks........looking at the notes that I took at the Convention last year, and the videos I certainly remembered. The opening video shows how we are "extremists".............in one sense.........in natural disasters, who are among the first to come to the aid of their brothers, both materially and spiritually, and many others, non witnesses, who may be affected.......those examples shown:........ after the earthquake in Nepal the tsunami in Japan, the aftermath typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and of course hurricane Sandy in the US..........the number of Brothers that assist others in dire need is certainly faith strengthening...........as is that of those, who may not be able to physically be there, due to geographical location, age, health, etc., but, they assist these ones with donations of material things, or if able, monetary donations............we as Jehovah's Witnesses are are an "extreme" organisation and and more importantly, a world wide, united, true brotherhood.
  2. I reckon you could be right there Tom............it will certainly keep them busy for a while, and all the revenue from the postage may well keep "the wolf from the door" a little while longer!!!
  3. Thank YOU Queen Esther..........and keep up those informative posts, you do a terrific job, and I am sure that I could say: "We all love you, our dear Sister"
  4. True Tom........... I was referring to your post: "Russia, like many countries, has many protesters. Sometimes there is violence. They should not devote their energy to harassing the one people who do not protest." .............I was saying that I agreed with that I agreed with that statement I was talking to my son last night at our mid-week meeting..........he had spoken to someone who had lived in Russia, before he emigrated to Australia, some years ago, and he was saying that in Russia, all mail to Government Authorities are opened, read, stamped and then archived..........IF that is still true.........methinks several people will be a little busy............they may even get to a stage where they have no unemployment........!!!!!!??????
  5. "It may be that I owe Queen Esther an apology, for she posts much fine content" English is not Queen Esther's first, or primary language and sometimes she may not quite get the point of something we find easy to understand...........mind you she does do extremely well with her English postings, I THINK that she also has postings in Spanish??.........certainly much better than I could even dream of doing in any other language .....and you are certainly right True Tom when you said that Queen Esther posts very fine content..........I think that she must spend most of her waking hours on the internet to come up with so many relevant and good points in her posts.
  6. This is also true..........no pun intended True Tom!!
  7. ...........get that ball out of the ROUGH!!!!!!...........and play fairly.
  8. I thought this was an interesting comment that I came across. This Senator could add to that statement............these events are showing that even the Russian people are getting fed up with the hypocrisy of the their "upper echelon"
  9. ...........its nice to know that we have not been so closely related to birds since the dinosaurs...........I THINK NOT............otherwise very good........they certainly are playful.
  10. I had seen photographs of Koalas being given drinks of water in heat waves, and after bush fires............I must admit I was unaware of their plight..........thank you for that update.
  11. Dear Sister, Queen Esther..........I am not sure, but I think!!, that you may have misunderstood True Tom's comments to a degree........one of the points he was making concerning yourself, just as an example, was that anyone can, and some unfortunately do pose as someone who they really are no............it can be difficult to tell sometimes. He also made the point that, referring to the internet troll as apostate.........they know that brothers and Sisters will not visit there web pages, blogs, etc ("or go into their homes")., so they come onto one where many Jehovah's Witnesses frequent, (like our home), with upbuilding photographs and experiences
  12. "there will be sometime without electricity in the new system I guess ..." That WILL be interesting............how will the young ones cope without their mobile phones and other electronic gadgets e.g. some time ago I went into "Maccas" and their computers were down and when I paid for the order the young girl was trying to work out the change with a pencil and paper.........3 times she tried........3 times she was wrong.........the shift manager came over to ask me if there was anything wrong, I said no, just that I was intrigued that many young peoples abilities in maths and English are usually pretty poor..........however, I will say that most of our young ones are streets ahead..........all due to study of the Bible and of course their preparation and participation in meetings..........the education system in Australia......and I am guessing in many other parts of the Western world is a farce........
  13. Maybe!!!!!...........if it isn't electronic??????
  14. Wen doing my pre-study for the mid-week meeting the last verse of this weeks Bible reading seems to fit here rather well, I thought. (Jeremiah 16:21)  “So I will make them know, At this time I will make them know my power and my might, And they will have to know that my name is Jehovah.” So! Watch out the powers that be.........not only in the Russian Federation, but, also, governmental authorities world wide!!!