It was announced this week that the Theme for the 3 day convention is "Do Not Give Up".
These are the words that are spoken to someone who is struggling and is in the process of giving up. This theme tells me that many in the organization are tiring out and slowing down. I certainly see it locally....but this theme tells me it's not just local.
If the world was Sooo bad and the organization was sooooo good why the exorortation not to give up? Would Noah have to tell his fellow shipmates to not give up as they listen to the commotion outside the Ark? Evidently things are getting tough within the org and some are leaving.