The letter will make it sound like such a loving provision that takes into consideration the hardships of the brothers and sisters.
I continue to be astounded by the apparent lack of consistency checks by the guys who write this stuff.
How many articles have appeared on the backs of Watchtowers, extolling Brother Mandingo who, trusting in Jehovah, sold his family farm and used the money to buy a used bicycle so as to never miss any of the 5 meetings? And brothers risking their lives in places where life-and-death persecution was taking place, so as to never miss a meeting?
And now, for the first time in JW history, the US publishers are slightly inconvenienced by rising gas prices, and so let's drop a meeting night?
If you were Brother Mandingo and made so many sacrifices to attend meetings, buying the hype that they are oh so vital, how would you feel when you read about how it's a "burden" for Brother Yahoo to fill his Hummer H2 every week so he can attend book study?
Something tells me the explanatory letter will read a wee bit different in African / South American countries.