I know the society will always exort bethel service as the ultimate goal. But, when was the last time they really were accepting people. I mean large groups from different areas.
From what I understand, Bethel has been decreasing the number of those in service there, and not increasing.
Does anyone have actual figures on this? I have friends and relatives who were either Bethelites or those who volunteered to work at various international buildings projects, including Patterson, NY. Just weeks after some of these were told they should consider Bethel as a "full-time career," they were dismissed and sent home.
It's a fucking joke for the WTS to continue offering bethel service. That's just like a corporation who after laying off 1/3 of their staff taking applications. It kills me how in the newboy lectures, there was a section on how newboys could make bethel service a career. After their downsizing, even the publishing company has been demystified into just being like any other company affected by the economy......
From what I hear.... it is all about building up the Farm right now!