Thursday, August 5th, 2010
"With more understanding than older men I behave, because I have observed your own orders" (Psalm 119:100)
Young people who remember their Grand Creator are wise beyond their years. (Ecclesiastes 12:1) Because they adopt God's viewpoint, they are fully aware of how dim this world's prospects really are. If you are still in school, you have likely heard about pollution, global warming, deforestation, and similar problems. People are deeply concerned about these trends, but only Jehovah's Witnesses fully understand that they are part of the sign that points to the end of Satan's world. (Revelation 11:18) Sadly, some young servants of God have let their guard down and have allowed themselves to lose sight of how short a time this world has. (2 Peter 3:3, 4) Others have been lured into gross sin through bad associates and pornography. (Proverbs 13:20) How sad it would be to lose God's favor now that we are so close to the end!
(Watchtower issue: 4/15/08, 3:5, 6)
-Speaking of "The End" and young people pursuing a worthwhile course in life...
I just looked at the latest Gilead School graduating class on pg 31 of the August Watchtower issue on the subject: "Is the End Near?" and I recognized a pioneer couple I know, (who I didn't even realize had applied for Gilead School to serve as missionaries).
I've known their family my whole life, and they used to live like 5 mins from me, but a few years back most of the family ended up moving to Costa Rica to serve where the need is greater, and that was the last thing I heard about them.
So that was pretty nice to open up the latest magazine and see one of their daughters and her husband in the photo, and know that their kids are still staying spiritually strong and pursuing a missionary career.
I've also got more photos from the Casa Grande Assembly Hall which I'll post.