We have a family member who wines and dines these people, all expenses paid. You should see the look on his face when they are around. He looks looks like an adolescent boy who has a crush on his teacher. It is so funny to watch. My spouse and I have a good laugh. We don't even treat our "worldly" bosses that good.
Special Bethelite Speakers
Anybody else notice this trend?
I sure have. Where I am at there is one cong. that just cannot abide to be second to any other cong. in any matter. Regularly fly out "special" Bethel speakers, and then they put on the dog and pony show. The only ones who get to go sit through the whole she-bang are the oh so mighty elders, pioneers, and any really favored ones who get a personal invite and then get bragging rights to lord it over the rest of the peons about how THEY got to hear the guy, and all the "special" vomit that flowed from his pie-hole.
Thank gawd I have NEVER been invited to one of these ass-kiss fests.