Ok MadSweeney - point taken. Looks like 12,500 congregations is the number. 12,500 X 100 = 1,250,000 dubs in the US. That's about right.
Wow. My thinking cap was on crooked this morning early when I wrote that. Sorry.
12 to 15 kids per congo x 12,500 = 150,000 to 177,500 students from within the congo. That means that they are reporting about 500k from outside? That figure seems inflated to me. That would be what? 40 per congo? NO WAY they are doing that many outside studies.
What am I missing here? When I was a jdub and handling the reports the outside nymber of 'studies' was almost always single digits. 40? Never saw anything remotely close to that number in our hall.
Did I mis-calculate again? If not this must be a lie.