Coming up in March and April of 2011 are various interviews with Bible Students on the Six Screens of the Watchtower Teleconference Network. Additionally, Bible Students have been offered a once a month spot on Sundays, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST, beginning on March 13, then continuing April 10 and May 8 and each month thereafter. Here is the schedule so far for March and April. You can participate in each of these mega conference call discussions by calling (712) 432-8710. When asked for pin number use 9925 followed by # (the pound sign). It’s easy to participate. When you come into the conference, you may have to hit *1 to unmute yourself. You can listen to recordings of these Bible Student conference calls here:
Sunday – March 13 – David Stein hosted Six Screens conference call. 6-8pm EST. Review of early Watchtower history and the JW Movie – Faith in Action. A panel of Bible Student historians discuss, what is the real history of the early Watchtower. A recording will be available in a few days. Listen to the recording here:
Saturday March 19 Richard Rawe interviews Peter Karavas about Friends of JWs Website and it’s purpose, other Bible Student websites & resources and other issues relating to Bible Students and JWs. The program starts 7:00 pm EST. On the west coast it begins 4:00 PST. In the central region 6:00 pm CDT.
Saturday April 2 Richard Rawe interviews Russ Marten (an elder with the Chicago Bible Students Congregation) about what the Bible says about the formation and structure of the Bible Student congregation, how the early church is set up and how the Bible Students model themselves after this. The program starts 7:00 pm EST. On the west coast it begins 4:00 PST.
HOW TO CALL FOR FREE OVER THE INTERNET
There is actually a way to make free phone calls through your computer. I have been doing this for the past month and it is easy to set up in just a few minutes. By the way, the benefit of the head set with mic, instead of a microphone with speakers, is that with the headset, you will not create feedback problems in your phone call. With speakers however, you may often encounter a problem with feedback, especially on a conference call. If you are interested, here are some simple instructions.
1) It would be good to have a quality head set with a microphone that you can plug into your computer. Test out the audio by playing audio on your computer. For example, after you plug your headset into the computer, go to You-Tube and play anything. If you can hear the sound, that’s great. You can now go onto step #2.
2) Next, click on this link to go to Google Mail Select “Create an Account.” (You need to first create a GMail account before you can set up your free phone service – Google Voice.)
Complete the information and make note of it somewhere so that you don’t forget your Google Mail email address and password. This is called a GMail account. You will never be able to get into your GMail account unless you can type in your GMail address and password. You can get into your GMail any time by using this same link above that I just provided to you. Once you are in your GMail account, it will look like similiar to your present email account in some ways. Perhaps your email address might be something like JaneDoe@Gmail.com.
3) Once you are in your GMail account you should receive an offer to set up Google Voice. Do so. Set up Google Voice. If you do not get an offer to set up Google Voice, then click on this link to set up Google Voice. Sign in with your GMail Account and Password. Follow the instructions to install Google Voice. It is quick and simple.
4) Anytime in the future that you want to get into your GMail account to make a phone call, click here: https://mail.google.com/mail/?shva=1#inbox
At this point, in the lower left hand corner of your screen, you should see an option called, “call phone.” Click on “call phone.” In the lower right hand corner of your screen a number pad will appear. If on the dial pad you see an option to “download the voice plugin,” you may need to do this. With your mouse, click on the appropriate numbers to make a phone call. Make sure you have your headset with mic over your ears. Call me a friend. If he/she can hear you and you can hear him/her, it worked? Congratulations, you should be able to make clear phone calls on the Six Screens conference call in the future.