There is no enthusiasm for preaching among the brothers in the UK. Maybe in the foreign field but not in general.
My husband asked a brother recently how the ministry was going and he replied: 'most people have made up their minds up now.'
And they don't take the ministry seriously anyway. Knock on two doors and off to the coffee shop (oh, but it's okay, the cafe owner knows they are JWs so it gives them a witness and anyway people see us walking down the street so that's a witness too, right?)
Without giving too much away, I live in a rural area. It's a well known fact Friday is Farmers market day. One Friday my husband saw a long line of farmers coming into town with their trailers full of livestock and in the other lane a long line of witnesses in cars going in the opposite direction out to the farms, where they KNOW no one will be in. If the work is so urgent, why do that?
Or the well know 'pioneer shuffle' which we've all done because let's face it, no one likes the ministry.