Memorial Attendance ???
Here in a midwest US congregation, I think it was about 220. This is normal, as it is always between 200 and 230.
I’m willing to bet if there was a peak it was in 2014. Now that that’s gone the numbers will continue to go down. Of course that’s not what the Borg will tell us, kinda like their overall numbers. Lies more lies!
Maybe it´s time for Jehovah to kill everybody.
That would make a great teeshirt -yes it would.
Has anyone ever considered that Jehovah has decided man CAN take care of himself, after all? Perhaps Jesus lost the war in heaven and 'ole Jah has been deposed.
Perhaps all the angels, fed up of singing praises day and night, have packed up and gone off to the Costa del Sol for their hols.
BTW, on The Six Screens Of The Watchtower Show (in fact, this is on the air as we speak right now), there is info re: this year's Memorial attendance. I urge all whom are interested to please tune in!
It seems that there is no doubt attendance is down in our part of the world, I wonder if Africa and other places where they still have growth perhaps attendance is still on the up ?
If so, they may still publish the number for Global attendance, but maybe drop national results from their Report.
As soon as the Internet becomes more available in their present growth areas I can see the figures dropping there too.
Freddo from your statistics, I think that it must be your wicked presence in the congregation that is preventing the holey sprite from keeping the numbers up!
Half Banana, yup! It's all Phizzy's fault. Holy Sprite doesn't hold a candle against Phizzy's facts.
Here in my area of the US it was 128 in 2017 and 124 in 2018. The speaker was hoping that there would be more since it was on a Saturday night. He didn’t explain his logic.
He also said he thought this would be offset by the huge increases in Africa. For example, Zambia saw an increase from 700,000 in 2016 to 800,000 in 2017. That increase of 100,000 was greater than the increase for the entire world attendance of only 90,000. So all the other countries besides Zambia, if combined, saw a drop of about 10,000 in 2017. The GB might be praying that Zambia came through for them again in 2018.
Maybe it`s because the Rapture has already started and Jehovah/Jesus has begun taking some of the Anointed to heaven already.
Yea of little faith !
It could be a gradual thing that`s going to go on for years .