Recently Susie, one of my co-workers mentioned that her husband's family were all JWs. The family converted after Susie's husband left home, so he never joined the JWs, nor does he intend to. Anyway another co-worker asked her: "What do the JWs believe?"
To which Susie replied: "You'll have to ask them."
I didn't mention anything about my religious history as I was curious about what other people knew about the JW religion. After all JWs have been preaching for over 100 years. Moreover, there are about 30 congregations of JWs within our city and nearby communities and I often see them in public places with their literature trolleys.
There were 12 of us in the room, and my co-workers varied in age from 55-75. Most of us, including myself, attended college and have degrees. So it was surprising that after a few moments of silence only one of my co-workers spoke up and said: "They don't believe in celebrating birthdays."
Then someone changed the subject to something else.
So all the GB's bragging about God speeding up the preaching work is bunk. The JWs aren't getting their message across to the public. No doubt most of the hours turned in as preaching, were probably spent at Starbucks drinking coffee and socializing with other JWs.