I just went to a convention in Mazatlan, Mexico.
I had wanted to do this for a very long time, it left me shaken a bit (because I had a confrontation of sorts with one JW who recognized me), but I got some stats that give some insight into the Borg. It really is crumbling, even in the places where they have arguably had the best, wildest success in the world: Mexico.
Just so you can see how much they have success in Mexico compared to the US or anywhere else:
Top three countries in 2014 were:
US: 1.2M max pubs
Mexico: 829k max pubs
Brazil: 794k max pubs
But look at the ratios, way more important measure of success in a country:
US: 1 JW per 259 people
Mexico: 1JW per 149 people
Brazil: 1 JW per 256 people
So, ratio-wise, the JW's in Mexico do 70% better than the US or Brazil. In a few years, Mexico will be the #1 JW country in the world.
And yet, even there:
There were 2900 people in attendance. 28 people baptized. If all were JW, this is a ratio of ~1%. Assuming that 80% of people attending are publishers or baptized JW's, this means that, at best, this is a 1.2% increase in publishers.
This is anemic growth! GREAT NEWS!
What was sad was the demographics of the people getting baptized.
Out of the 28 baptized, 17 were women, 11 men.
of the men:
3 looked under 18
7 looked from 18-65
1 looked 65+
of the women:
8 looked under 18
8 looked 18-65
1 looked 65+
The man that was obviously 65+ had a very hard time getting baptized, he said he almost choked after the first dipping, but they had to dip him again because his hands were out. I just thought... stupid, fundamentalist idiots...
I feel so sad for the 11 young people who have potentially just ruined their lives.