Memorial invitations didn't work in my congo. Did they work in yours?

by outofthebox 24 Replies latest jw friends

  • The Scotsman
    The Scotsman

    Our cong distributed 8500 tracts and the attendance was down 13. Not a single member of the public came with the invite.

  • GermanXJW

    Imagine you follow the invitation and realize that it was some boring stuff you went to.

  • jwfacts

    My wife went here is Aust. and there were 202 people, a bit less than normal. The growth is pretty stagnant in this country, most people I talk to don't know much about JWs and couldn't really care less about them.

  • newbiedoobiedoo

    I recieved one from my 'sister' 1100 miles away. My cong. did not give me one. (poor little inactive me) I called elder for ride. Was told I have to prove I want to be re-activated. ( car is not working, 5 miles from hall, it was snowing, i can hardly walk) So I listened on phone tie in and was told that is not really trying. No, but they are really trying,,, my patience.

  • sir82

    Of course the Society don't really care one whit if the "invitation campaign" is successful or not. If success were their goal, they'd pick a different method than the utterly ineffective "Saturday morning door to door" approach.

    It's just a busywork activity to hopefully stimulate some recalcitrant hangers-on to get started in the "preaching work", and give the R&F a feeling of specialness.

  • WTWizard

    Another fine waste of people's time. Keep them busy with an urgent project and make it so everyone must go out all 3 weeks. Then, the REJECT Jesus party, followed by having to go back--again, to do regular field circus. I bet people are getting tired of that.

    And for what? I never got my waste of paper (I did get a phone call, which I let my answering machine get). And it was a total waste of their time--I didn't go. Not only that, but I didn't lift a finger to help them with the waste-three-weeks campaign.

  • outofthebox

    Here even some elders think it was a waste of time and money. Nobody came because of the invitation. The people that came was the same that always do: Family and friends.

  • hillbilly

    that new elder is suckin' up all the holy spirit


  • Poztate

    The brother guy giving the talk commented on how nice it was too see so many present in response to the "invitation"

    I looked around and saw between 15 to 20 empty seats. Interesting that all those invitations couldn't fill up a small KH.

    In the 30 years or so that I have lived in this area the population has doubled in size but the KH numbers have remained basically the same.

    The invitations were a big failure here but I am sure it got the hours up for the month which was their real goal.

  • keyser soze
    keyser soze

    I know it didn't work when they sent one to me. Instead of focusing on the stale, rehashed sermon, they could've put a positive spin on it: "Food, Wine and Live Music".

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