What are the best and worst congregations in the Midwest

by laneh 26 Replies latest jw friends

  • jaguarbass

    Whichever congregation you belong to is the best congregation. Didnt you know that?

  • lancelink

    Crystal Lake, Illinois.

    Back in the 70's and 80's I knew many people who went here, and all I heard was how f####d up the elderbody was.

    lets see,,some of the names i remember hearing were sterene, and penkava, some of the most self absorbed sob's i ever heard about.

    The cong. was a mirror image of their lack of confidence, everything had to go EXACTLY the way these guys saw fit, or you were doing something wrong ( usually there was a spiritual deficit on your part.)

    There were many persons that I knew back then who basically quit the jw's, or moved to another hall because of these two guys unrelenting need for power and control.

    And guess what ? I hear that they both are no longer elders, maybe the holy spirit saw their attitudes and finally acted!

  • CoonDawg

    Moberly....are the Austins still there? I drove through there plenty of times, and knew a few...but that was a long time ago.

  • crazyblondeb

    Let's think....

    In Moberly,MO I KNOW for a fact there were 3 pedophiles. I can name actual names and occurances. But I won't right now for Simon's sake. If u want to know, PM me. One, works at stoops manufacturing.


  • laneh

    Thanks for the comments you are making.

  • crazyblondeb
    Moberly....are the Austins still there?

    I have been gone a long time....so I don't know right now.

  • laneh

    So far nothing said of Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Indiana congregations.

  • laneh

    Thanks to those who participated.

  • blondie

    So what is the criteria for best or worst?

  • FlyingHighNow

    The worst congo I attended was not in the midwest. It was the Cartersville, Georgia cong. Two families dominated it. There were never enough elders. There was a warped work ethic. And they did not take care of people who had surgery or were ill. They resented the hell out of anyone who tried to set up meal and housekeeping lists for ill or injured ones. They didn't pitch in and help out with children either, if a mother had a baby and had toddlers at home, it was her tough luck. Husbands often had to take off work and risk losing jobs to care for wives who were having surgeries or babies. It was a very discouraging place to be and was the end of my precious, little family and almost the end of me.

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