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2017 list of lobbyists with access to Parliament

2023.03.23 09:19 thecaspiansee 2017 list of lobbyists with access to Parliament

Sourced from here:
More than a few familiar faces. Ginny Andersen, Nicola Willis, Chris Bishop's wife, Camilla Belich's husband/Chris Hipkins' Chief of Staff, Bill English's brother and sister-in-law, possibly Shannan Halbert's partner? Not to mention a few other spouses of former MPs.
Does anyone have a current list?
Albrecht, Nicholas Vector Ltd
Andersen, Virginia New Zealand Labour Party
Beaumont, Nathan Chorus
Boag, Michelle Boag Allen Svg
Bridge, Michelle National Party
Campbell, Andrew Green Party
Clarke, Tim Russell McVeagh
Collyns, John Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand
Colman, Noeline Spouse of a former MP
Cooper, Mitchell Vodafone
Coote, Mark Reuters
Coughlan, Jo Silvereye Communications
De Joux, Joanne National Party
De Joux, Phil The Guild
Draper, Michaela ACT Party
Edwards, John Privacy Commissioner
English, Connor Federated Farmers of New Zealand
Erwin, Miles NZ Bankers Association
Falloon, Philippa Former MP spouse, NZ-UK Link Foundation
Farrar, David Curia Market Research Limited
Ferguson, Anita Anadarko New Zealand
Fielding, Daniel Minter Ellison Rudd Watts
Fifield, Donna National Party
Finny, Charles Saunders Unsworth
Fleming, Grant Westpac
Fraser-Jones, Jane Deloitte
Glass, Caroline Green Party
Gleisner, Shenagh Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC)
Goddard, Eric Labour Party
Goodfellow, Peter National Party
Godfrey, Morgan Green Party
Goulter, Sir John New Zealand Business and Parliament Trust
Grafton, Tim Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ)
Gray, Cameron Acument Republic
Griffiths, Peter NZ Business in Parliament Trust
Halbert, Nevada Piko Consulting
Hamilton, Greg National Party
Hammond, Hon Sir Grant New Zealand Law Commission
Haworth, Nigel NZ Labour Party
Helm, Sarah Green Party of Aotearoa NZ
Hickford, Mark Victoria University of Wellington
Higgs, Corin New Deal Consulting
Huggard, Sam NZ Council of Trade Unions
Hyams, Andrew Labour Party
Kidd, Lady Jane Former MP spouse
Kirtton, Andrew New Zealand Labour Party
Levine, Professor Stephen Victoria University of Wellington
McDonald, James Japanz Consulting Services Ltd
Major, Chris SKY Television
Major, David Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast
Malone, Dr Ryan Dart Government Relations
Maniapoto, Ramon Former MP Spouse
Maries, Peter The Wellesley Club
Martin, Anne NZ First
Martin, Debs Green Party
McLauchlan, Danyl Green Party
Miller, Ronald Green Party of Aotearoa NZ
Milnes, Belinda Families Commission
Nicholson, Mark National Party
O’Brien, Fausta Ekaterina Former MP spouse
O’Brien, Tony Sky TV
O’Reilly, Phil Business New Zealand
Patrick, Alice Arahia Associates
Pearson, Leigh L.A. Pearson Limited
Petersen, Mike NZ Special Agricultural Trade Envoy
Philips, Tane Labour Party
Plimmer, Malcolm National Party
Pryor, Thomas Sherson Willis
Raeburn, Jenna Barton Deakin
Ranchord, Rasik Parliamentary Breakfast Group
Ranta, John Green Party of Aotearoa NZ
Reddy, Patsy NZ Film Commission
Reidy, Peter KiwiRail
Rigg, Dr Andy Dart Government Relations
Roberts, Chris Tourism New Zealand
Real, Chrissy Labour Party
Roberts, Conor MYOB
Robertson, Grace Former MP Spouse
Russell, Frances Former Members of Parliament Association
Service, Bridget Fonterra
Steward, Chris PSA
Small, Duncan Air New Zealand
Snaddon, Dianna Labour Whip’s Office
Stewart, Jonathon VISA
Taumoepeau, Sifa Fonterra
Teariki, Stella Public Service Association (PSA)
Tolich, Paul Labour Party
Townshend, Margaret Executive Member – The Association of Former Members of the Parliament of New Zealand (Associate Member)
Unsworth, Mark Saunders Unsworth
Wagstaff, Richard NZ Council of Trade Unions
Webling, Brent WeblingMedia Ltd
Willis, Nicola Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd
Woolf, Simon Photography by Woolf
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2023.03.23 08:52 UnDead_Ted Standing Strong Through The Storm


“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9
The Bible has much to say about open doors but many times – even as Christians – we seem to face obstacles on our path and in our ministry. Blocked doors can be VERY frustrating. Yet God often uses closed doors to advance His cause.
Bible teachers like Max Lucado remind us that God closed the womb of a young Sarah so he could display His power to the elderly one. He shut the palace door on Moses the prince so he could open shackles through Moses the liberator. He marched Daniel out of Jerusalem so he could use Daniel in Babylon.
And even Jesus knew the challenge of a blocked door. When he requested a path that bypassed the cross, God said no. He said no to Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane so He could say yes to us at the gates of heaven.
It’s not that our plans are bad but that God’s plans are better. A prayer is circulating on the Internet that expresses it this way:
He asked for strength that he might achieve,
he was made weak that he might endure;
He asked for health to do larger things,
he was given infirmity that he might do better things;
He asked for power that he might impress men,
he was given weakness that he might seek God;
He asked for wealth that he might be free from care,
he was given poverty that he might be wiser than carefree.
He asked for all things that he might enjoy life,
he was given life that he might enjoy all things;
He received nothing he asked for.
He received more than he ever hoped for.
His prayer was answered!
Blessed man!
The shortest distance between a closed and open door is the distance between your knees and the floor. The one who kneels to the Lord can stand up to anything.
RESPONSE: Today I will accept that my blocked door doesn’t mean God doesn’t love me. Quite the opposite. I’ll see it as proof that He does.
PRAYER: Thank You Lord that You know best and have even better plans for me and my service for You. Help me wait patiently for You to open the right door at the right time!
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2023.03.23 08:21 FireNisis Prayer request to remove forced medications from my body

Please pray that God removes this medication from my body. It hurts me in some ways and makes it difficult to think well enough to not sin, mostly in my thoughts. I do have counter medications to help with these side effects, but they don't help enough and cause other side effects. It's very stressful sometimes. Please also pray that God helps the people that force this medication, stop forcing it. I don't think I need it and the benefits seem unhealthy.
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2023.03.23 08:20 FireNisis Prayer request to remove forced medications from my body

Please pray that God removes this medication from my body. It hurts me in some ways and makes it difficult to think well enough to not sin, mostly in my thoughts. I do have counter medications to help with these side effects, but they don't help enough and cause other side effects. It's very stressful sometimes. Please also pray that God helps the people that force this medication, stop forcing it. I don't think I need it and the benefits seem unhealthy.
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2023.03.23 08:19 FireNisis Prayer request to remove forced medications from my body

Please pray that God removes this medication from my body. It hurts me in some ways and makes it difficult to think well enough to not sin, mostly in my thoughts. I do have counter medications to help with these side effects, but they don't help enough and cause other side effects. It's very stressful sometimes. Please also pray that God helps the people that force this medication, stop forcing it. I don't think I need it and the benefits seem unhealthy.
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2023.03.23 08:16 FireNisis Prayer request to remove forced medications from my body

Please pray that God removes this medication from my body. It hurts me in some ways and makes it difficult to think well enough to not sin, mostly in my thoughts. I do have counter medications to help with these side effects, but they don't help enough and cause other side effects. It's very stressful sometimes. Please also pray that God helps the people that force this medication, stop forcing it. I don't think I need it and the benefits seem unhealthy.
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2023.03.23 08:13 FireNisis Prayer request to remove forced medications from my body

Please pray that God removes this medication from my body. It hurts me in some ways and makes it difficult to think well enough to not sin, mostly in my thoughts. I do have counter medications to help with these side effects, but they don't help enough and cause other side effects. It's very stressful sometimes. Please also pray that God helps the people that force this medication, stop forcing it. I don't think I need it and the benefits seem unhealthy.
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2023.03.23 08:12 FireNisis Prayer request to remove forced medications from my body

Please pray that God removes this medication from my body. It hurts me in some ways and makes it difficult to think well enough to not sin, mostly in my thoughts. I do have counter medications to help with these side effects, but they don't help enough and cause other side effects. It's very stressful sometimes. Please also pray that God helps the people that force this medication, stop forcing it. I don't think I need it and the benefits seem unhealthy.
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2023.03.23 06:48 Alert_Airport6854 Prayer request for rejection trauma

I’m experiencing intense inner pain that I want healing for. I know it is coming from old, deep rejection trauma and I can’t figure out far back it goes. Please pray that god will heal these deep wounds I’ve suffered in my past.
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2023.03.23 05:37 tigereyetea prayer request

Please please pray for my husband and I. We just moved across the country to be closer to family but are stuck in a very stressful and toxic living environment. We're trapped until we get better jobs. My husband has a job interview tomorrow please pray for him! and myself as I had one this week too. My connection to God has been suffering from the stress, usually I can lean into my relationship with God in times of stress but have been very depressed. Thanks guys! I'll be praying too obviously just some extra prayers could help <3
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2023.03.23 04:17 Brilliant-Cicada-343 3 prayer requests

First of all thank you prayer family for your prayers past/present and future.
1.) Please pray that my sisters surgery would go well tomorrow, she needs a good leg fixing, so to speak.
2.) Please pray that other human’s would be delivered out of global suffering, unjust imprisonment, and that the gospel of Christ would be delivered to the nations.
Jesus said: “This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭24‬:‭14‬ ‭
3.) Please pray that if it is somehow God’s will, God would grant me the ability to win this $500 prize that can help me to acquire more theology/history books for my studies and that I might be able to use them to glorify God in the edification of the brethren. This prize is through an accredited institution.
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2023.03.23 00:27 DaytonaDemon An Ozarks church leader claims prayer regrew a woman's toes. Others aren't so sure.

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2023.03.22 23:47 Odd_craving If believers held the claims of their faith to the same scrutiny that they hold their lawn service to, it would be all over.

Hypothesis: Simple human survival requires a base level of scrutiny. We hold our banks, teachers, restaurants, accountants and even our neighbors accountable to not steal our money or poison us. Yet we hold our religions to no such scrutiny.
We expect services (like lawn care) to show up, perform a service and charge us the agreed price. We trust that after we pay them, they won’t pass the collection plate around a second time - yes, I’ve seen a church do this.
We believe that these businesses and people are accountable for their actions. And if they fail to be honest we move on to another option. Yet, we accept the claims that pastors, rabbis and priests make without evidence. We give them our money despite proof of any supernatural realm or afterlife. If a believer asked their church for the most basic evidence of their religion’s claims, there’d be no path to go down. We are even instructed that God isn’t keen on those who test Him and that He loves those accept Him unconditionally and believe first. Who does this warning against scrutiny benefit?
From Jesus to Mohammed, clergy can produce nothing but promises and give us direction to read and reread an unproven text. However, this church is often the backbone of how our kids are raised and how we live their lives. Even crypto currency can produce evidence of value for you to assess.
I understand that it’s called faith, and I understand that there will always be a number of people who require nothing in order to believe. However, if you think about it, religions make naturalistic (real world) claims that fail the most benign testing.
All Abrahamic religions claim that prayer works… this is a claim that would (if true) takes place right here in the natural world. Whether it’s financial, medical, marital, relationships, fertility, mental health, even finding your keys can illicit a prayer. If we’re reasonable, we’d understand that fulfilling even 10% of prayer would show up like a gigantic blip in favor of those who pray.
We look the other way and rationalize prayer’s failures. We see no increase in the health, longevity, marital success or employment when results for those prayer are compared to those who don’t. This is ignored or justified with double talk from church leaders.
If our lawn service didn’t show, expected money, failed to perform or otherwise didn’t meet the simplest of their promises, we’d not only fire them, but we’d warn our friends and post bad reviews on the internet.
For me, it’s all about the claims. If religions didn’t want your money, claim to know the origins of the universe, to know how God works, have a personal relationship with God, existence of an afterlife and how to raise your family, I’d be fine. However, religions claim all of this and more.
The religious house of cards falls when put it under the same basic scrutiny that we request of everything else - and this is fine providing believers don’t pretend that there’s tangible evidence or results.
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2023.03.22 22:18 lessjilly VMware Education and Training Resources

It's your friendly Procurement/CE director asking for your thoughts (& prayers?) on getting my technicians some better VMware training. I don't want to hop over to vmware just yet and get overwhelmed, so I thought I'd ask here.
**Full Disclosure, I do not work in VMware, I only price and purchase requested VMware products - please go easy if I use the wrong term!**
I know there are VMware sponsored trainings and I get Ingram notifications every once in a while, but they seem *really* cost prohibitive per technician, like 2k-3K per session. Is this really the best way?
Our CE program empowers our techs to get certs (Dell, Microsoft, Cisco, etc) not only to benefit us, but also to boost them if they ever decide to move on to another MSP. It's part of our culture to support learning initiatives, so it's important that I recommend a quality training program that benefits the technician first, and then the MSP.
Ostensibly, I'd love to have a class with instructor for a cohort (maybe 5-7 of our folks) to cover basics for the noobs, and then some higher level stuff for folks looking to specialize. The motivation for this is a client with multiple sites, and multiple versions of vCenter, vSphere, etc,. We're looking for resources or consultants who might be able to do/advise on the project but also teach our folks at the same time. I want to find the best way to coordinate a mass update and maybe a centralized management of all the sites and their associated software. I'm sure VMware has these capabilities, but I have no idea where to start, and our current 3P vendors aren't the most responsive (something I've seen echoed in the sub, as well) for anything further than placing an order.
Am I chasing a (virtual) unicorn? Hit me with all your suggestions, we're ready to learn.
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2023.03.22 20:42 Lesterjournalist Human Rights Lawyers Ask NJC to Reject EFCC Cases Now

Human Rights Lawyers Ask NJC to Reject EFCC Cases Now

The Executive of the Monetary and Monetary Violations Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, might be in for new difficulty as more than 250 Protected and Common liberties legal advisors have approached the Public Legal Board to coordinate all courts in Nigeria not to engage cases brought before them by the EFCC.
Ascending from their two-day annual meeting, with the subject: “A vote-based system and Law and order,” held in Abuja, the legal counselors said it would be great for the country’s legal executive to engage EFCC cases just when the counter unite organization’s director, Abdulrasheed Bawa, submits to all remaining alive court orders restricting on him.

New Trouble for Bawa

They settled on the decision during the introduction of their yearly report on Tuesday similarly as they approached ideological groups in Nigeria and their possibility to be aware of the need to save Nigeria‘s majority rules system by complying with the arrangements of the law directing post-political race matters.
The attorneys say that the planning of the meeting was critical, taking into account the way that the country was all the while doing combating the aftermath of the different races, adding that numerous striking issues in regards to the spot of law and order in Nigeria’s “battling a majority rules government” had been hurled.
  • Around 25 legal counselors, addressing the six international zones of Nigeria together introduced the dispatch for the north of 250 attorneys in JILAW.
  • The report was perused by the recently chosen Leader of the Legal Respectability Attorneys (JILAW), Idoko Godwin.
  • The legal counselors immediately jumped all over the chance to report the constitution of another initiative hurled after the JILAW political race hung on Monday.
They noticed that the diligent maltreatment of force by open authorities was a distortion, which had accomplished a reputation as a component of the texture of the Nigerian culture, demanding that equity under the watchful eye of the law was the main genuine security against the ghost of mistreatment and the unnecessary impact that those in, influential places would somehow hang over the heads of standard Nigerians.
On the EFCC chief, the legal counselors kept up that an authority whose conviction was made by a request for a court or courts of equipped purview was not viewed as fit to keep managing the undertakings of a policing, particularly one intrinsically positioned to battle defilement.
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2023.03.22 18:39 Constant_Living_8625 Do you think Jesus set up unrealistic expectations for prayer?

When people ask "why doesn't God answer my prayers?" the common response is something like how God answers all prayers but sometimes the answer's no, or how God isn't a genie/vending machine. But if you look at Jesus's actual words in scripture, it seems he seriously disagrees and thinks you ought to have full confidence even if requesting a full on miracle.
And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it. (John 14:13-14)
If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. (John 15:7)
In that day you will no longer ask me anything. Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete. (John 16:23-24)
You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. (John 15:16)
Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you. (Matthew 7:7)
Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you. (Matthew 17:20)
Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. (Matthew 18:19)
If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer. (Matthew 21:22)
Do you not believe what Jesus said, or do you think very few people praying for these things really have enough faith/abide in him properly?
Full disclosure: I'm no longer a believer, but I'm curious to see how you folks answer this
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2023.03.22 18:00 AutoModerator Daily Prayer Request thread

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2023.03.22 17:06 Electronic-Yak-4765 Prayer request

My youngest and I are sick again, we've been sick on and off for the past couple months. First with covid which lasted like 3 weeks with lingering affects. Then we caught a stomach bug, that luckily lasted only a few days and now not sure what we got but it started over the weekend and is just getting worse for me at this point. I'm so happy my son is getting over his illness and my husband and our oldest haven't caught this too. But it's so hard now to do anything, everything triggers a coughing fit and my throat feels so raw and sore. Please prayer for my recovery ✝️
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2023.03.22 16:12 haynagbel Ephesians 6:10-18

The armor of God
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, with the strength of his power.
11 Put on the complete armor of God, so that you may be able to resist the devil’s tactics.
12 Truly, our struggle is not against flesh and blood but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers* of this darkness and against the evil spiritual forces of the supernatural realms.*
13 Therefore, put on the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to resist when the evil day comes. Having accomplished all things, may you stand your ground!
14 Yes, stand [firm], having the belt of truth around your waist, having put on the breastplate of righteousness,
15 having fitted shoes on your feet so as to be ready in the Good News of peace.
16 Above all, take up the shield of faith which will enable you to quench all the fiery darts of the evil one.
17 Take also the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit which is the word [spoken] by God.*
Unceasing prayer
18 Pray at all times in [the] spirit* with intercessions and requests; never get tired of this and persevere in your requests for all the saints.
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2023.03.22 14:35 Leeming Trump: "The 'Radical Left' Hacked My Call During Prayer Session." Phone goes mysteriously dead when Trump was asked to name a specific prayer he wanted to request. Trump said, “Uhhh,” just before being disconnected.

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2023.03.22 14:20 Adventurous_You_9552 kingdom ministry from 2014 september. on how to prey on people

S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 4
For United States of America km14 09-E Us Vol. 57, No. 9
Why Important: When we find someone
who shows interest, we want to return when
he will be home so that we can water the seed
of truth that we planted. (1 Cor. 3:6) This
often requires that before we leave, we lay
the groundwork for the return visit by finding
out when we may come back. In addition,
it is good to leave a question that we will discuss
the next time we visit. This will build the
householder’s anticipation for the visit, and if
the question is answered in the publicationwe
left with him, he will be more likely to read it.
Laying the groundwork for the next conversation
also makes it easier to call back because
the subject for the discussion has already been
chosen, and the householder will know what
to expect. When we see him again, we can explain
that we returned to answer the question
that we raised on the last visit and then proceed.
Howto Do It:
˙ When preparing your house-to-house presentation,
also prepare a follow-up question
to be answered on the next visit. It
could be based on a topic that is discussed
in the literature you are offering that day,
or it could be a question that is answered
in one of our study publications, which
you can introduce when you return.
˙ When concluding your conversation with a
person who shows interest, let him know
of your desire to talk to him again and
then share the follow-up question you prepared.
In some territories people are very
busy and tend to be reluctant to make an
appointment for you to visit them again. In
those circumstances, you might say: “Is
this usually a good time to find you at
home? [Allowfor response.] Next week,
I’d like to stop by briefly and answer this
question . . . If you are too busy when I
come, you can just let me know.”
˙ If you tell the householder that youwill return
at a specific time, keep your appointment.
(Matt. 5:37) At the conclusion of the
return visit, lay the groundwork for the
next one.
Try This During theMonth:
˙ When preparing your presentation, also
prepare a follow-up question to answer
next time. Share it with other publishers
with whom you areworking.
Improving Our Skills in the
Ministry—Laying the Groundwork
for a Return Visit
Song 133 and Prayer
Q Congregation Bible Study:
cl chap. 12 16-21, box on p. 127 (30 min.)
Q Theocratic Ministry School:
Bible reading: Numbers 22-25 (10 min.)
No. 1: Numbers 22:36–23:10 (4 min. or less)
No. 2: Satan Is Not Just the Evil Within People
—rs p. 362 3–p. 363 1 (5 min.)
No. 3: Adam—In What Way Was Adam Made
in the Likeness of God?—it-1 pp. 44-45 6
(5 min.)
Q Service Meeting:
Song 94
15 min: Display Good Manners When Preaching.
(2 Cor. 6:3) Discussion based on the following
questions: (1) Why is it important that we
display good manners while preaching? (2) How
may we showgoodmanners when (a) our group
arrives in the territory? (b) we are walking from
house to house in residential territory or driving
from house to house in rural territory? (c) we are
standing at a door? (d) our companion is giving
a witness? (e) the householder is speaking?
(f) the householder is busy or the weather is inclement?
(g) the householder is rude?
15 min: “Improving Our Skills in the Ministry
—Laying the Groundwork for a Return Visit.”
Discussion. Include a soliloquy of a publisher
preparing for the ministry and formulating a
follow-up question to ask if the householder accepts
the magazines.
Song 68 and Prayer
2014 Christian Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Our Kingdom Ministry (ISSN 1067-7259) is published monthly by Christian Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses;
C. I. Woody, President; W. H. Nonkes, Secretary-Treasurer; 2821 Route 22, Patterson, NY 12563-2237. Periodicals Postage Paid at Patterson, NY, and at additional mailing
offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Our Kingdom Ministry, 1000 Red Mills Road, Wallkill, NY 12589-3299. Printed in Canada.
Song 105 and Prayer
Q Congregation Bible Study:
cl chap. 13 1-10 (30 min.)
Q Theocratic Ministry School:
Bible reading: Numbers 26-29 (10 min.)
No. 1: Numbers 27:15–28:10 (4 min. or less)
No. 2: God Did Not Create the Devil—rs
p. 363 2 (5 min.)
No. 3: Adam—The Terrible Consequences
of Sin—it-1 p. 45 7–p. 46 1 (5 min.)
Q Service Meeting:
Song 11
15 min: What HaveWe Accomplished? Talk
by the service overseer. Review the congregation’s
activity during the past service year,
including the special campaign in August.
Focus on the good things that were accomplished,
and give appropriate commendation.
Invite the audience to relate any good
experiences they had during August, and interview
a publisher who expanded his ministry.
Conclude by mentioning one or two aspects
of the ministry that the congregation
can work on during the coming year, and
offer practical suggestions for improvement.
15 min: “Take as a Pattern the Prophets
—Nahum.” Questions and answers.
Song 46 and Prayer
1 The ruins of ancient Nineveh give evidence
that just as Nahum prophesied, Jehovah
takes vengeance against His enemies and that
even the fiercest of rivals is unable to take a
stand against Him. (Nah. 1:2, 6) A closer look
at Nahum’s prophecy provides lessons for us
in our ministry.
2 Offer Comfort and Hope: At first glance,
the book of Nahum appears to be only a pronouncement
of doom against Nineveh, the
  1. What do we learn from the book of Nahum?
  2. How can we keep our message positive?
proud capital of ancient Assyria. (Nah. 1:1;
3:7) However, this pronouncement came as
welcome news to Jehovah’s people. Nahum,
whose name means “Comforter,” reassured
fellow Jews that their enemy would soon be
no more! Nahum further confirmed that Jehovah
is “a stronghold in the day of distress.”
(Nah. 1:7) As we preach, we too share good
news and encourage others to seek refuge in
Jehovah.—Nah. 1:15.
3 Use Examples and Illustrations: Jehovah
inspired Nahum to compare Nineveh’s end
to that of the Egyptian city of Thebes (Noamon),
which was previously destroyed by Assyria
itself. (Nah. 3:8-10) As we speak to individuals
about the end of this wicked system
of things, we can highlight Bible prophecies
that prove that Jehovah fulfills his word
down to the very last detail. For example,
when the Babylonians and the Medes came
against the city of Nineveh in 632 B.C.E.,
heavy rains caused the Tigris River to overflow,
collapsing a portion of the city’s impenetrable
walls. Nineveh was then quickly captured,
just as Jehovah foretold.—Nah. 1:8; 2:6.
4 Be Clear and Understandable: Nahum’s
writing style was descriptive and dramatic. His
points were clear. (Nah. 1:14; 3:1) Similarly,
we want to use language that is easily understood.
(1 Cor. 14:9) On the initial call, clearly
explain the reason for your visit. As you study
the Bible with individuals, help them to develop
faith in Jehovah and his Word and to appreciate
how the information applies to them
personally.—Rom. 10:14.
5 Nahum’s trust in the undeniable fulfillment
of Jehovah’s word shines through clearly
in the Bible book bearing his name. As the
end of Satan’s system approaches, we find
comfort in the divine decree: “Distress will
not arise a second time.”—Nah. 1:9.
  1. How can we imitate Nahum in using examples or
  1. How can we be clear and understandable in the
  1. What assurance do we find in Nahum’s prophecy?
Take as a Pattern the Prophets
Our Web site is a valuable tool to help us
spread the good news “to the most distant
part of the earth.” (Acts 1:8) Most householders
do not find on their own. Rather,
they learn about it only after a publisher directs
them to it.
A traveling overseer has downloaded the
video Why Study the Bible? to his phone and
shows it every chance he gets. For example,
when going from house to house, he says:
“I’m making brief visits to help people find
answers to three important questions: Why
does the world have so many problems? How
will God fix them? And how can we cope in
the meantime? This short video addresses
those questions.” He then presses the play
button and watches the householder’s reaction.
The video is so captivating that most
people do not take their eyes off the screen until
the end. Then the traveling overseer says:
“You just heard that you can request a Bible
study online. Since I’m here, I could give you a
quick demonstration now.” If the householder
agrees, he demonstrates the study using the
Good News brochure. If the householder does
not have time, he makes arrangements to do
so on the next visit. When he goes to a coffee
shop to take a break, he says something similar
to someone sitting nearby after striking up
a friendly conversation. Are you using
in your ministry?
Use in Your Ministry
Song 9 and Prayer
Q Congregation Bible Study:
cl chap. 13 11-18 (30 min.)
Q Theocratic Ministry School:
Bible reading: Numbers 30-32 (10 min.)
No. 1: Numbers 32:16-30 (4 min. or less)
No. 2: Why God Did Not Destroy Satan
Promptly After He Rebelled—rs p. 363 3–
p. 364 1 (5 min.)
No. 3: Administration—Human Administrations
From Adam to the First Century—it-1 p. 48
3-8 (5 min.)
Q Service Meeting:
Song 93
15 min: The Rich Life of a Missionary. (Prov. 10:
22) Discussion based on the 2014 Yearbook,
page 123, paragraph 2, to page 127,
paragraph 4; and page 169. Invite audience to
comment on the lessons learned.
15 min: “Use in Your Ministry.” Discussion.
Demonstrate the presentation in paragraph
  1. Then ask the audience: What advantages
are there to having the video downloaded
to our portable device? Why is it often best to
play the video for the householder without a
long introduction or without asking for permission?
What experiences have you had using this
video in the ministry? Conclude by encouraging
publishers to become familiar with the various
features of and to make use of the Web
site in their ministry.
Song 84 and Prayer
Song 69 and Prayer
Q Congregation Bible Study:
cl chap. 13 19-23, box on p. 137 (30 min.)
Q Theocratic Ministry School:
Bible reading: Numbers 33-36 (10 min.)
No. 1: Numbers 33:24-49 (4 min. or less)
No. 2: Do Not Underestimate the Devil’s
Power—rs p. 364 2–p. 365 2 (5 min.)
No. 3: Administration—The “Administration”
That God Has Had in Operation Since
33 C.E.—it-1 p. 48 9 (5 min.)
Q Service Meeting:
Song 108
10 min: Start a Bible Study on the First Saturday.
Discussion. Demonstrate how a study
may be started on the first Saturday in October,
using the sample presentation on page 4.
Encourage all to have a share.
10 min: What Do We Learn? Discussion.
Have Acts 4:13 and 2 Corinthians 4:1, 7 read.
Consider how these verses can help us in our
10 min: Interview the Coordinator of the
Body of Elders. What does caring for your assignment
involve? What factors do you consider
when assigning Service Meeting parts?
Why is the coordinator not to be considered
in charge of the body of elders or the congregation?
Song 4 and Prayer
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Field Service Highlights
It is impressive to note the following positive trend in the
number of regular pioneers during the first seven months
of the 2014 service year. There were increases of 6.4 percent
in the Bahamas, 7.9 percent in Bermuda, 23.8 percent
in the Cayman Islands, 2.6 percent in Jamaica,
5.6 percent in Puerto Rico, 3.8 percent in the Turks &
Caicos Islands, 13.8 percent in the British Virgin Islands,
4.3 percent in the U.S. Virgin Islands,
and 4.6 percent in the United States. A
grand total of 163,100 reported as regular
pioneers in March. Are you able to
join them?—Ps. 96:2.
Song 18 and Prayer
Q Congregation Bible Study:
cl chap. 14 1-9 (30 min.)
Q Theocratic Ministry School:
Bible reading: Deuteronomy 1-3
(10 min.)
No. 1: Deuteronomy 2:16-30 (4 min. or
No. 2: Relief From Satan’s Wicked Influence
Is Near—rs p. 365 4–p. 366 3
(5 min.)
No. 3: Does the Bible Teach That Sexual
Relations Are Sinful?—rs p. 367 1–p. 368
2 (5 min.)
Q ServiceMeeting:
Song 24
10 min: Offer the Magazines During October.
Discussion. Start by demonstrating
how the magazines may be offered, using
the two sample presentations on this page.
Then analyze the sample presentations
from beginning to end.
10 min: Local needs.
10 min: How Did We Do? Discussion. Invite
publishers to comment on how they
benefited by applying points from the article
“Improving Our Skills in the Ministry
—Laying the Groundwork for a Return Visit.”
Ask the audience to relate good experiences.
Song 83 and Prayer
˛ Literature offer for September and October:
The Watchtower and Awake! magazines. November
and December: What Does the Bible Really
Teach? orWould You Like to Know the Truth?
˛ The special public talk for the 2015 Memorial
seasonwill be given during the week of April 6. The
subject of the talk will be announced later. Those
congregations having the visit of the circuit overseer
or an assembly that weekend will have the
special talk the following week. No congregation
should have the special talk before April 6.
˛ Starting in September, circuit overseers will give
the public talk entitled “How GodlyWisdom Benefits
To Start Bible Studies on the First
Saturday in October
“We are making brief visits on our neighbors
to talk about good government. Do you
think that any government has the ability to
eliminate difficult problems, such as violence
and injustice?” Allow for response. Remind the
householder that in the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus
taught his followers to pray for such a government,
God’s Kingdom, to come. Show the back
of the October 1 Watchtower, and consider together
the material under the first question
and at least one of the cited scriptures. Offer
the magazines, and arrange to return to discuss
the next question.
34567 October 1
“We are having brief conversations with our
neighbors about thesewords of a familiar prayer
that Jesus taught his followers. [Read Matthew
6:9, 10.] Have you ever heard a good explanation
of what God’s Kingdom is and why Jesus
emphasized it so much in his teaching? [Allow
for response.] This magazine shows what the Bible
says about God’s Kingdom as well as some
of the marvelous benefits it will bring to the
“We are visiting briefly to help people find
the answer to this question. [Show the cover
of the magazine.] Do you think that a person
must be wealthy in order to be truly successful?
[Allow for response.] The Bible presents a balanced
view of material possessions. [Read Luke
12:15.] According to the Bible, true success is
within the grasp of anyone. This magazine explains.”
Sample Presentations
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