The early Apostles were always on the front line from scriptural accounts.
They led the ministry, enthusiastically speaking in high places, in market places to courts and kings relying on the 'power of the spirit' and constantly were in danger for their lives. They put their very souls at risk.
They promised that they did not circulate amongst the early disciples with clever 'smooth ' words but with works of power. They suffers, went without and earned their own keep.
As Christ's brothers - they did not stock up on assets, but it would seem, they lived hand to mouth.
Can anyone show me modern day GBs ( since Russells time) who have died from refusing blood transfusions and/ or obeying God rather than men?
Did any GB member turn up at the nazi camps and cry at the gates 'let my people go or let me suffer with them?'