Greetings from Charlotte, We are now in the final Festival season of the year. Trumpets is over, Atonement is in a few days, and some have already left for the Feast of Tabernacles. Satan hates these days and what they picture, and it is not unusual for him to try to disrupt them. This year is no different. Large and very dangerous Typhoon Ompong is set to hit the Northern Philippines this weekend with some 10 million people in its path. Wind gusts are expected to reach 167 miles an hour (270 kilometers) with a storm surge of 7 meters…
Greetings from Charlotte, Everyone is finishing up work prior to the Holy Days and Festivals that are now upon us. Mr. Ames recorded a Tomorrow’s World program this week, which will be the first of a four-part series. The program “Holidays or Holy Days” will offer the Easter booklet. The three programs to follow will focus on the seven annual biblical Festivals and Holy Days. The final program will offer the four-part series in a new DVD. Mr. Rod McNair also recorded a telecast this week.
Greetings from Charlotte, Tomorrow’s World telecasts were recorded by Messrs. Ames and Smith, and me over the last two weeks. Mr. Rodger Bardo and I conducted a Tomorrow’s World Presentation in Las Vegas for 43 guests and 20 members. Follow-up presentations were conducted in four additional cities. More than 26,000 guests have attended one of these presentations over the past ten years. Several of us met this week to plan for future presentations and leadership conferences.
Greetings from Charlotte, Tomorrow’s World initial presentations were conducted in Crossville, Tennessee and Columbus, Ohio last weekend. Follow-up presentations were conducted in seven additional locations. Carol and I are scheduled to be in Las Vegas, Nevada this Sabbath, and Mr. Rodger Bardo and I are to conduct a TWP on Sunday. We will be pushing out the walls if all who pre-registered do attend. Mr. Yvon Brochu and Dr. Wilner Pierre recently recorded four Le Monde de Demain telecasts in our Canadian studio. Mr. Marc Arseneault was also there to direct the programs and to record advertisements for them.
From the Presiding Evangelist Dear Brethren and Fellow Servants of God, We have much to be thankful for as we enter into the seventh-month Festival season. Events certainly seem to be speeding up, hastening the time when these Feasts will be fulfilled. We often turn to Nehemiah 8 when giving sermons during this time of year. There we read of how the Jews kept the Feast of Trumpets, the Feast of Tabernacles and Last Great Day. Although it does not mention Atonement, it is almost certain that they fasted on that day.
Greetings from Charlotte, Mr. Wallace Smith gave Tomorrow’s World Presentations last weekend in Russellville and Fayetteville, Arkansas, with 40 and 43 guests attending, respectively. Total visitor attendance at last week’s Presentations was 138. Presentations are scheduled this weekend for Sydney, Australia and Corpus Christi and Houston, Texas, with follow-ups in five additional cities. These presentations, along with their follow-ups, are a major tool for adding new members to the Church. The Canadian Family Civic Weekend was a great success, with about 180 in attendance last weekend.