Anon in Japan says:
I served in the third circuit of shikoku Japan. A few years ago, a well-known theocratic family disassociated. They all disassociated as a whole family. this family often had a part in assemblies, everybody knows this family very well. Everybody shocked to hear the news.
Then Society sent a couple of Special pioneers there. They dealt with various assignment and many people in the circuit appreciated their work. But,, later they also disassociated, and left the org. Then, Large theocratic family including grandparents, parents,and siblings in kagawa Prefecture all disassociated and the whole circuit shocked to hear the news. Then other elders followed suit and many people left the organization. Many responsible JWs are gone, and Shikoku become a place where the need is great.
Many brothers were sent to shikoku area .to make circuit spiritually strong again. But the problem is those newly sent brothers looked down on R&F members because they were deemed spiritually week and inferior. many R&F members were discouraged and became inactive. Me and my family left the org. so many old-timers are faded or disassociated, and it had a huge impact on the circuit. Finally society made a last-ditch effort and sent Michael Linton to shonai congregation.
愛媛県新居浜市庄内 (EHIME NIIHAMASHI SHONAI)
https://apps.jw.org/J_CONGSHARE?g=ED62AC47-FF09-4B3A-B399-70DF6AA53EEE 792-0050 1746-2HAGYUNIIHAMA-SHI, EHIME
Michael Linton is a son of James Linton, who serves in the branch committee of Japan. My friend who owns real estate left the org because an elder of the congregation forced him to sell the property and donate the money to WWW Society is working very hard to stop people from leaving, but all their efforts are going down the drain.