Even if some made up their fs report it does not matter. When you are looking at a figure that huge: 1,841,000,000 even if only 25% of it was REAL time actually spent preaching, over 400 million hours-that is a lot.
I was honest in reporting my time because after all, it was service to Jehovah and he was watching what I was doing. (And it mattered to him-yea right.) Yet a few elders questioned my reports.
I would get in 20-30 hours or so each month but also Aux pioneered alot. But I did not go out in service each weekend when some of those elders did. I made arrangements to go out on weekdays and got my time in that way. But because I was not SEEN out on weekends a few elders had the nerve to question my reports. What schmucks.
So you were not the only one who was told the elders have to SEE you out in service DATA-Dog.
But I worked with some elders on weekdays.
People in the kh just love to judge other people.
Gayle- I'd imagine increases came from Mexico, Brazil, Nigeria and other third world countries. I will be surprised if the US had much of an increase and no doubt most European countries saw little growth at all, maybe small decreases.
Yes, the paradise earth coming soon hope will always appeal to those who are poor or are suffering.