◼ Literature offer for April and May: Individual copies of The Watchtower and Awake! Have Require brochure available for interested people, and endeavor to start home Bible studies. June: Knowledge That Leads to Everlasting Life. 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 Happens to Us When We Die?, 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. Efforts should be made to follow up interest, especially where unassigned territories may be worked by special pioneers or are accessible to nearby congregations.
◼ Beginning in April, district convention badge cards for 1999 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. Cards will be shipped in lots of 25, according to the size of each congregation. If additional badge cards are needed by the congregations, these should be requested on a Literature Request Form (S-14). Plastic badge card holders may be requested for any in the congregation who desire them.
◼ It is necessary for the Society to maintain an up-to-date record of addresses and telephone numbers for all presiding overseers and secretaries. If there is a change at any time, the secretary should complete and send a Presiding Overseer/Secretary Change of Address (S-29) form to the Society promptly. This includes any changes in area codes.
◼ Congregation secretaries should maintain an adequate supply of the following pioneer forms: Regular Pioneer Changes (S-204), Application for Regular Pioneer Service (S-205), Application for Auxiliary Pioneer Service (S-205b), and Notification for Discontinuing Regular Pioneer Service (S-206). These can be ordered on the Literature Request Form (S-14). Maintain at least a one-year supply. Review the regular pioneer application form to make sure it is complete. If applicants cannot recall the exact date of their baptism, they should estimate the date and keep a record of it.
◼ New Publications Available:
A Book for All People—Gujarati, Hindi
Enjoy Life on Earth Forever!—Cree
How to Improve Your Speaking and Teaching Ability—Vietnamese
Is There a Creator Who Cares About You?—Albanian, Croatian, Czech, East Armenian, German, Hungarian, Japanese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Turkish, Ukrainian
Jehovah—Who Is He? (Tract No. 23)—Cambodian, Palauan, Spanish, Vietnamese
My Book of Bible Stories (Small size)—Tigrinya
Questions Young People Ask—Answers That Work—Hebrew
The Greatest Man Who Ever Lived—Persian
Watch Tower Publications Index 1998—English
Watch Tower Publications Index 1986-95—Dutch, Finnish, German
What Does God Require of Us?—Azerbaijani
What Happens to Us When We Die?—Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Cebuano, Croatian, Czech, East Armenian, German, Iloko, Japanese, Persian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Tagalog, Thai, Ukrainian, Urdu
◼ Beginning with the April 1, 1999, issue, The Watchtower will be available in Punjabi as a semimonthly edition.