THE NEW TRF!--An Easier Job for All of Us! TTL! 2/10/81 DO1051
Dear One, Greetings in Jesus!--This is a very important Letter, so urgent we are rushing it to you by Telefax so you can get it with this mailing & send your new TRF in on Nov.!--So we can get all its vital into back to the whole Family ASAP! Sorry Telefaxes are a bit fuzzy but fast!--These 8 pages only took 12 minutes instead of a week!
DEAR TRFers, GREETINGS IN JESUS' NAME, GBY! Thank you for all your goodness & faithfulness in sending your TRFs & Tithes in on time! We know you've been entering into the joys of the Lord & His Words in all the wonderful new publications that you & He have made possible by so doing! It has long been our burden to make your job even easier for you by relieving you of any unnecessary burdens & making your yoke of love to the Family even easier by lightening the burden of your Reports.
SO WE HAVE SPENT AN ENTIRE TWO &-A-HALF WEEKS OF OUR FULL TIME GOING OVER THE OLD TRF & the many suggestions of various WS Staff Members & Statistical Units to see how we could possibly shorten your TRFs to the barest essential monthly information absolutely vital to our most necessary stats & the barest minimum of information that we need to know in order to send you your correct number of publications to the right address & in the shortest possible time.
WE HAVE ALSO TRIED TO MAKE THIS NEW SHORTENED TRF EVEN EASIER to read & fill out than the old one by not isolating the questions from the answers, which made it so difficult for you to even find where you were to place your answers, & for what! In trying to make out one of the old TRFs for our own Home as a test to see what was most wrong with it, we found this separation of questions & answers one of the most difficult of its problems. Although this was done originally for the sake of security, we have come to the conclusion that the advantages did not outweigh the disadvantages! In fact, we feel that the disadvantages have for outweighed its advantages!
SO IN THIS NEW FORM WE HAVE COMBINED BOTH QUESTIONS & ANSWERS, & have been simplified the answering as such as possible to mere brief blanks for figures & simple boxes for you to only check when necessary so as to eliminate as much writing as possible, even reducing the number of questions & answers, so that we will only require the barest information that we absolutely have to know. We have even rearranged the order of the pages so that, if you have not had any Personnel changes since your last listing, you only need to send us the small two-page Required TRF half the size of a sheet of typing paper!
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO SEND US THE VOLUNTARY TRF at all if you do not wish to or have no information to give us along this line, although it would be tremendously helpful in our present reorganisation of housing, ministries, fellowships & video circuits, & a terrific help to our dear Families who are now moving to new fields. So the only TRF that you absolutely have to fill out for the sake of our Stats & your Pubs is the tiny two-page Required TRF, if you have had no Personnel changes since your last listing & need no additional space to answer other questions.
ALL THE SMALL SPACES FOR YOUR SIMPLE ANSWERS ARE RIGHT THERE following the simple questions, & many times with only a small box for you to merely tick with a check-mark as your answer! And once you have listed all the personnel in your Home, you need not relist all the personnel in your Home again.
WE BELIEVE THAT JUST THE ELIMINATING OF ALL THIS REPETITIOUS PERSONNEL LISTING alone may save you nearly half your time in making out your TRF! We tested it here with our own personal staff, & those who were seeing the new TRF for the first time completed theirs in only half-an-hour! Those of us who were already all familiar with it completed ours in only 20 minutes, even including the listing of all Personnel!--without that we could have done it in only 10 or 15 minutes! This should greatly simplify your reporting & save time.
WILL YOU ALL PLEASE, HOWEVER, THIS FIRST TIME WITH THIS FIRST NEW TRF KINDLY DO LIST ALL OF YOUR PERSONNEL so that we will be sure to have it in this new Form, & also answer all questions in full as clearly as possible, even using the additional space on page 4 if necessary. Also please kindly fill out the simple little Voluntary Form this first time at least, so that we can get the information that we need regarding your area. On the Voluntary Form this is mostly just a matter of simply ticking boxes, plus only a few figures to fill in if you know them. Your witnessing & litnessing stats of course should be kept up daily in your Daily Log so they can be quickly & easily totaled at the end of the month for your TRF.
THIS DAILY STAT-KEEPING WILL SOON BE MADE MUCH EASIER FOR YOU, LORD WILLING, BY OUR NEW "ONE-HEART DIARY" COMING OUT SOON! These should replace your old ones by the first of the New Year, with special charts for daily stats accumulation & monthly totalling, making it much easier for you to keep track of these.
ALSO IN THIS NEW TRF WE HAVE ABBREVIATED THE SPACES so you can very briefly describe such things as your Victories, Reactions, Problems, etc., on page 2, so that you need not waste any time filing up any unnecessary space just because it's there, unless you have something very special to tell, which you can continue on Maria's page 4.
WE HAVE ALSO INSERTED YOUR MOVING NOTICE WITH SPACE FOR YOUR NEW ADDRESS directly into the monthly TRF so as to simplify & speed your notification of your CRO of your change of address soon--hopefully at least two months before you move--so that you will not forget to warn us of the coming change & miss any Mags & other Pubs, tapes etc.
EACH TRFing HOME IS NOW BEING SENT TEN TAPES PER MONTH!: 6 from Wild Wind & 4 from MWM! So we hope you are getting yours plus the Magazines & all of the other publications, such as the brand now TK Book 3 which most of you will be receiving this moth, a beautiful power--packed Komix Volume of vividly illustrated Letters whose messages are even better, more effective & easier to understand in this concise simplified abbreviated graphically-illustrated form than when first published, & we are thrilled & excited about'm, & our children love'm!--A dream come true! So we hope you are enjoying & using them too!
THEY'RE ALSO CHOCK-FULL OF NEW GP KOMIX for reprinting for GP distribution which you'll find just as useful meaningful, appropriate & timely today as when they were first published as Letters! In fact it has amazed us in re-reading'm in Komix form how these Letter are still so fitting today for today's needs just as they were yesterday when first published! There are the same warnings to get out of the dangerous North to the safer more fruitful South, including the vividly-depicted multitude of dreams & revelations which we've had along this line for years, only adding to our conviction that you must move soon or perish!
WE ARE AMAZED AT HOW LONG THE LORD HAS BEEN SAYING THE SAME THING FOR SO MANY YEARS to so many of you who have not yet heeded it, along with the latest warnings which we are trying to put immediately or as soon as possible in the latest Magazines in both Letter & Komix form.
YOU'LL ALSO NOTICE SOME MAJOR CHANGES OF POLICY DESCRIBED IN THIS NEW TRF which you must also heed, some of the most important of which are the following!
1. YOU MUST MAIL THIS TRF ON THE FIRST OF EACH MONTH, for if we do not receive it by the 10th, your mailings will be stopped!
2. MAILINGS MISSED BECAUSE OF LATE REPORTS CANNOT BE REPLACED!--& from now on, no extra copies of current or recent Mags may be ordered for any reason!--Sorry! Mags only go to faithful on time full TRFers! So if your TRF is late or does not contain your full tithe, your mailings will be stopped & will not be resumed until we receive it, so you may miss some of your publications or tapes. Extra copies of Books & tapes & other publications may still be ordered for he usual donations.
3. CATACOMBERS CANNOT BE CLASSED AS TRFers & receive their own individual copies of the Magazine unless they are TRFers & send in a TRF of their own, in which case they are no longer Catacombers but full TRFers!
4. ALSO DEAR LITTLE MOTHERS, WE HAVE DOUBLED THOSE BABY BONUS CHEQUES! So you'd better get in that Baby Report on page 2 if you want to get your cheque for your new baby needs, GBY!--A gift from the whole Family with our congratulations & blessings, a real birthday present for each of your dear Real Mothers! If you work hard, or should I say play hard (his hard), you could get one every year! GBY, we love you! Here's seven kisses for each of you! XXXXXXX!
5. ANOTHER SIGNIFICANT NEW POLICY CLARIFICATION IS MEMBERSHIP, to be described soon in more detail in a new Letter. We have touched on this occasionally before, but it's still confusing to some. But the clarification is now plain on this new TRF, & that is that not only live-in Members are to be counted as Members of your Home, but all of those live-outs who regularly fellowship with you, attend your meetings, witness &/or litness & help your Homes in any way & consider themselves Members of your Church of Love, your Church-in-the-Home, are to be counted as Members of your Home.
THEY ARE TO BE COUNTED AS MEMBERS OF YOUR HOME WHETHER THEY BE CATACOMBER, FISH OR ANY OTHER OUTSIDE FRIENDS, even though they do not actually live in your Home. Of course, they cannot be counted as members of your Home if they TRF & tithe separately, for then they are Members of their own Home & will receive their own copies of our various publications & tapes separately from yours at their own address--unless they are underaged or have 10:36 problems at that address, in which case they can receive their mailings at your address for security, but must still Tithe & TRF separately, if they want their own mailings. In other words, all those who fellowship with you & attend your meetings regularly & give to help your Home can be counted as Members of your Home like Members of your Church, even if they do not live in it, as long as they do not file a separate TRF of their own.
WE ARE EVEN REVOLUTIONISING THE FILING & STATISTICAL METHODS OF OUR WORLD SERVICE REPORTING OFFICES so as to simplify & reduce their workload & make their jobs easier too, so they can get more work done, ha! GB'M! They've been so faithful in caring for you & your Reports & Mailings, GB'M!
THEY'VE EVEN BABIED SOME OF YOU TOO LONG, so that now we're going to insist that you so properly fill out your own TRF & compute your own stats & send such accurate results that they won't have to check & double check your TRFs every single month, particularly on Personnel! So remember, if you don't make out your Personnel List correctly & fully, it'll be your fault that you don't get your full quota of Mags & Pubs that you deserve for all the folks in your Home who merit them & are qualified for them--which means all adult live-in couples & all adult live-in singles,
BUT HAVING ONCE FILLED OUT THIS COMPLETE PERSONNEL LIST ACCURATELY, YOU NEED NOT REPEAT IT EVERY MONTH! Only send in the changes indicated at the bottom of the Personnel Page if there have been any few arrivals on your following Monthly Reports, or they will not receive their fair share of the mailings to your Home.
--AND PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO NOTIFY US OF ANY DEPARTURES, lest they turn up on someone else's Arrival List & we know thereby that you are receiving more than your share of Pubs, in which case we may have to dock you a few copies to make up for our losses, including your own copy! So please let's be honest & quick about it, so you don't miss any mailings that you're entitled to.--OK? Thanks! GBY!
AND MAY YOU GET EVERYTHING THAT YOU DESERVE HERE, AS WELL AS YOUR REWARD IN HEAVEN! PTL! GBY! WLY! Keep'm rollin'! KGFG! In Jesus' name, amen!
P.S. IF THERE IS ANYTHING ABOUT THIS NEW TRF THAT YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND or is difficult for you or you think should be changed in any way, including your own new ideas & suggestions, please let us know in the spaces provided on page 2 &/or page 4 of this new TRF, Thanks! We will take your suggestions into consideration, & if necessary we will make the changes when possible.
MEANWHILE WE'LL BE SENDING YOU EXTRA COPIES so that you will be sure have a TRF on time for every First of the Month, even if for some reason your Magazine has been delayed. This will also give you extra copies for any new TRFers, such as Members or Friends who may decide to start TRFing on their own. If they need any help on their first one, maybe you can give them a hand,--OK?--Thanks! GBY!
PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FERVENTLY FOR US & YOUR MAILINGS so that they may continue as long as possible, & that we can complete these many monumental projects which we have planned, D.V., such as all the Letters in Komix form, a special new DFO Komix Book for your Friends & new Members, your new One-Heart Diary, your new yearly gorgeous colour calendar & new big beautiful all-colour Flannelgraph Books!
ALSO COMING SOON IS A TERRIFIC SHOCKING NEW GIGANTIC ALL-COLOUR HUGE BIBLE-PROPHECY POSTER for you to display in your Home or on your bulletin board at work or school or play, that is already causing a real sensation even amongst outsiders! Everybody is interested in the future, & this gigantic poster tells all! Praise God! Hallelujah! TYJ!--Because God's Word tells all, & it's all right there in full blazing, vivid big colour pictures & exciting text!--Also a lovely Christians card in Mag 43 that you can xerox cheaply on coloured paper for relatives, etc.
DON'T MISS YOURS! GET THIS NEW TRF IN RIGHT ON THE FIRST!--And for you Homes planning to move South soon, if this first time everybody gets in their Voluntary TRF immediately, we should be able to analyse them & publish all this juicy new data about your juicy new fields not later than the First of the New Year, God willing! So hang on, we're on our way! GBAKYAMYAB!--In Jesus' name!--Amen?--WLY!--M&M.
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