JW Memorial attendance last year - 2014 - was about 50,000 shy of 20 million.
Some posters on this forum had confidently predicted before the 2014 memorial that attendance would hit more than 20 milion. They were wrong.
Now, in 2015, and the memorial falling on a weekend night (where attendance is historically much higher), attendance has not only failed to top 20 milion but has declined by more than 87,000 in attendance over 2014:
Of course, this is not the end of JW organization. But now that 2014 is receding in memory, especially all the organizational hoopla over the 100th centennary, the urgent vision becomes dulled and increasing numbers of JWs are still more inclined to spiritually "sleep walk" their way through their lives.
- Witness the spectacular unsuccess of the movement to literature cart - where JWs passively parked themselves;
- Witness the spectacularly small numbers presenting for baptisms at conventions - and most candidates shamefully very young
- Witness the re-naming of mid-week meetings - presumably in an effort to address the appallingly low level of attendances at those meetings
- Witness the flimsy content of their flagship magazines, the Watchtower and Awake
- WItness the dearth of JWs actively going door to door
- Witness the increased momentum of Bethel downsizing
- Witness the halt on all construction work other than major projects already underway (e.g., Warwick and London).
- Witness the stopping of speical pioneering in Western countries, with the insulting "invitation" for special pioneers to apply to become regular pioneers.
Jehovah's Witnesses have a lot to witness at this time: And if they were "witnesses" in the best sense of that word, they'd notice stagnation at best and decline at worst.