sad email from italian Bethel

by Albert Einstein 9 Replies latest jw friends

  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein

    I just recived this email from a very lovely guy who works in italian Bethel. We met several years ago, he stayed in our house and we had wonderful time.... He really is a great guy and I feel very sad for him now...

    Yes, Jehovah is really "speeding up" the work in these last days....



    Hello ALBERT
    how are you? and Mrs. Einstein and the kids? Do you know about the big changes in our
    branch? We're closing the printery and some bethelites reassigned to the
    field. I'm one of them. I will be leaving Bethel ........., 2010. That's a
    big change, but I'm not too sad, it will be a nice opportunity to use my
    experience at Bethel for the congregation, I'm planning to move abroad. I
    was thinking about going to ................, there are some small congregations.
    I hope to hear from you soon.
    Take care, ................

  • penny2

    That is sad. A pity you can't enlighten him on the real truth about "the truth." Well you could try, but you probably wouldn't hear from him again.


  • Bangalore

    First Spain,now Italy. Is the Watchtower centralizing its printing operations to just one location in Europe?


  • wantstoleave

    His letter feels really 'empty'. There's an air of sadness to it. I think beyond what is happening to Bethel, more in his heart.

  • bohm

    btw albert, you have a pm.

  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein

    First Spain,now Italy. Is the Watchtower centralizing its printing operations to just one location in Europe?

    Yes, In Italy they were printing most stuff for russian speaking and some easterneuropean countries, now with downsized printing they move everything to Selters (Germany).

    There's an air of sadness to it.

    Well, life in Bethel was supposed to be a lifeteme carreer, so if they kick you out it makes you sad...


  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein

    BTW, bohm I have replied already :-)


  • sacolton

    Whew. I'm glad I didn't listen to my elder when he wanted me to quit my job and go to Bethel. I've been steadily employed for 20 years.

  • yadda yadda 2
    yadda yadda 2

    That poor guy.

  • SirNose586

    Yeah, reading that letter makes me glad that I never followed through on the PO's plans for me to work on cars at Bethel (or more likely, scrub toilets for Bethel). It would've made me in too much debt to the org, and therefore vulnerable like this poor chap.

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