◼ Literature offer for April and May: Individual copies of The Watchtower and Awake! June: Any of the following 192-page books that the congregation may have in stock: Happiness—How to Find It, “Let Your Kingdom Come,” Listening to the Great Teacher, Survival Into a New Earth, True Peace and Security—How Can You Find It?, United in Worship of the Only True God, Worldwide Security Under the “Prince of Peace,” and Your Youth—Getting the Best Out Of It. A limited supply of the “Kingdom Come,” True Peace, United in Worship, Worldwide Security, and Youth books may be requested from Brooklyn. July and August: Any of the following 32-page brochures may be used: Does God Really Care About Us?, Enjoy Life on Earth Forever!, Should You Believe in the Trinity?, The Government That Will Bring Paradise, What Is the Purpose of Life—How Can You Find It?, and When Someone You Love Dies. The brochures A Book for All People, Our Problems—Who Will Help Us Solve Them?, Spirits of the Dead—Can They Help You or Harm You? Do They Really Exist?, and Will There Ever Be a World Without War? may be offered where appropriate.
◼ When working unassigned territory, publishers may offer the Knowledge book or the Require brochure. Any other publication may be offered if the householder already has these two publications. All should carry a variety of tracts for not-at-homes or individuals who do not accept literature. Any Kingdom News No. 35 that publishers or congregations still have on hand should be left with householders. Efforts should be made to follow up interest, especially where unassigned territories may be worked by special pioneers or are accessible to nearby congregations.
◼ With five full weekends, the month of May is a convenient time for many to auxiliary pioneer.
◼ Beginning in April, convention badge cards for 1998 in Chinese, English, French, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, and Vietnamese will automatically be included with literature shipments. It will not be necessary to request these. If additional badge cards are needed by the congregations, these should be requested on a Literature Request Form (S-14). It is necessary to request plastic badge card holders for any in the congregation who desire them.
◼ A 1997 edition of Watchtower Library on CD-ROM has been prepared in nine languages. For the first time, this valuable research tool will also be available in Danish, Dutch, French, Japanese (requires Japanese version of Windows), and Portuguese; these will contain publications released from 1980 to 1997. The starting date of publications is 1970 for editions in English (Watchtower from 1950), German, Italian, and Spanish. Congregations may begin submitting requests for Watchtower Library—1997 in these languages. They are being manufactured in a number of lands, so requests for foreign-language editions will be filled as supplies become available. Please keep in mind that these are special-request items.
◼ It is important that groups of 20 or more persons planning to visit the Society’s facilities first correspond by mail with the Central Tour Desk at 100 Watchtower Drive, Patterson, NY 12563-9204. The Central Tour Desk will care for groups that will be visiting the Society’s facilities at Brooklyn, Wallkill, and Patterson, New York, or the Assembly Hall in Jersey City, New Jersey. Please provide information on the number coming and the dates and times for visiting each location. The Society will provide a description of the tours that are available as well as a map giving directions to each location. Before your visit, please review the December 1, 1997, letter addressed to all congregations in the United States. LODGING INFORMATION HAS BEEN SENT TO THE CONGREGATION ELDERS AND MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE CONGREGATION SECRETARY.
◼ New Compact Discs Available:
Kingdom Melodies, Volume 8