there are many many very small,,rural congregations....there is no such
thing as a slow fade,,,,in these areas it is quite noticable,,,that one
weather or not the elders "hunt you down" depends independently with
them....small hall,,,30-40 publishers,,can have extreme family closeness
with loving and kind brothers who "worry" about someone....with true
i have also seen...small halls,,,again..30-40 publishers,,,with elders
that have personalities like serpents....deadly...with no place to hide..
remember,,,,these small halls,,,are in very small communites where
every body knows every body....
you cannot hide,,,or get away,,,unless you are in a position where you
can just move....but so many are NOT in that position.....
there are no direct standards....it all depends on location,,size,,,
number of elders,,,personalities,,,ect ect....
how can some people fade away,,break every witness standard in the book,
and never get disfellowshipped,,,even if the elders are aware of
every thing...because the elders don't want the extra work,,,in their
eyes you are already dead....but if you ever set foot in the kingdom
hall,,,they will nail your ass to the wall...with these type of elders
you can forget understanding and love...these are the kind of elders
that have "REFENGE" as a middle name...
ok,,,i guess i rattled on...but i spoke truth...in the area i live,,,
this is how it is...all of it.