These are contradictory things, so which one is it. Are they money hungry so they are forcing people to travel longer distances to that they can sell the property or are they number-centric and they just make congregations everywhere to inflate the congregations number?
If you read my previous post, it seems to be to be both, not contradictory, but spinning the congregations numbers, moving the congregations around from time to time, AND selling off halls. Filled halls, with new faces in a move to a different hall, make the people feel like it is really growing, right?
Also, host congregation is the only one counted? Then why have there been at least three congregations called by their original name ( from their former hall) and hold meetings at different times. They share a hall, but are considered separate congregations from the way my MIL speaks about it.