And we sometimes think we have issues here...
ZIMBABWE BETHEL ON IT'S LAST LEG, BETHEL GETTING CUTS. . . Email making the rounds.
Bethel staff is being cut because they don't have any money to feed/house them. Meanwhile in Brooklyn they are setting on billions. I thought the guiding principle was to gather the sheep before the end? Sounds like Zimbabwe is a prime place to find people who seem to accept the "truth" readily. Are we to understand that the WTS has set a financial cost/return criteria to their soul saving mission? Armageddon is nigh! Why horde money that will be useless? They boast about how determined they are to get the word behind the Iron and Bamboo curtain, etc. Something is wrong with this picture.
2008 JW Annual Report showed a -3% in Zimbabwe. With the downsizing of the Bethel there, the morale may drop additional. It is sad the condition there in that country. The Watchtower may have provided a quick fix dream for the people there but won't be able to help in any long term reality. I don't see how any JW organization can prosper for any length of time for such third-world countries.
How current is this? I thought this had been posted by someone several months ago.
It's funny when you get apologists on here saying "it's not about the money". But this is a perfect example of when financial pressure is put on the "org" it does what it needs to do to survive financially. Screw the poor brothers lets cut our losses and get out. Holy spirit be damned!!!!
Billy, i just got this a few days ago. I really don't know if this is old or not. Either way it's very telling.
It is true. Brooklyn has $$$ and Africa has nothing. I know the situation in other country's there. The don't give a d...n about them.
They speak but do not act.
The conversion of money to ZZ dough is so bad now it is WORSE than in Germany in the 20s, where people ran to the shops with wheel barrows of money to buy food before it devalued again.
I think it is unreasonable to criticise the WT for refusing to pour cash down the toilet.
At the same time I actually hurt for the witnesses in Zimbabwe who must think the Great Tribulation has already started.
Even sending money over there is futile.
Until the people are sooo desperate that it is death or fight to the death for their very life, it will just drone on.
The tipping point will come. Of course Zinbabwe has no oil... hence no intervention.
I found this post on another site from 10-3-2008.
Expect to see real problems like this more often as WT's fiscal problems grow.