Many of us were of the mindset that even a tiny bit of Kingdom Good News -- in the form of a printed message -- was the end-all, cure-all for what ails humankind. Sister Kraker, who worked in subscriptions, held up a yellow Awake! form and said to me that she viewed each one of these slips as the means to save a life.
Why, just our being recognized as Jehovah's people could have advantageous effect, so I truly believed. Why feed, clothe, house a prospective recruit when the Good News itself will fill the void now and forevermore? Not to say that some JWs were totally oblivious to the physical needs of others. That simply was not the focus of our ministry.
Now, I want to apologize to all the people I witnessed to, especially those who became believers.