Only elders were advised of a new Tract Campaign for October 20 - November 16.
The tract is entitled "Do You Want to Know the Truth?". It is not a "Kingdom News" campaign. After the campaign, this tract will join the "regular rotation" of tracts to be used in the field ministry. It is designed to replace the "Do You Want to Know More About the Bible" tract . The goal is to use it to start "Bible" studies (so that the organization will have more people to contribute and those studies will then go on to get new studies that will result in more people contributing and then those studies........ well, you get the picture.)
The goal is to cover all of the congregation's territory in 4 weeks, similar to other campaigns in the past. Unlike other campaigns, though, the congregations can order as many as they would like - they are not limited to 50 per publisher. Per the letter to the Body Of Elders, all of this is strictly confidential - so don't tell anybody, OK? Especially, don't tell the regular publishers - this was announced to elders only!
Are these campaigns effective. No, not necesssarily. But they help to get the brothers all stirred up and thinking that Armageddon is coming. And when that happens the brothers become anxious about the end coming and not only does the field service hours increase but so does the contributions! Your "loving" brothers on the Governing Body really get a kick out of this. They love seeing how anything they say or do can get the brothers all in a tizzy! Oh, and here's one other local tidbit....Our PO, whose hobby (besides aggravating our accounts servant) is calculating new dates for "the end", gave this solemn thought after announcing this latest campaign... "This could be very significant, brothers...it could be that by October, organized religion has been done away with, and people will be wondering what it all means...the Faithful and Discreet Slave is preparing the food at the proper time." lol! lol!