This can only be a good sign.
My old congregation in Liverpool has had A LOT of money in it's bank account for years. For a long, long time (almost 8 years) they've been looking for land to build a new hall. The one they're in now is literally falling to bits. Dripping roof, no baby changing room, stained carpets, retro sound system etc. There's a lot of wealthy old people who are dying at a steady rate so although the £££ was flowing for a while it's now drying up. Anyway, when i was still "in" we were all told we have the money to build a hall right now but we just cant find land (they used this on the platform as as proof that Satan's world was attacking our efforts).
I heard this morning that they've sent all that money to Bethel (except about £5,000 +/- they're allowed to keep) and they've been told they're going to be merging with, not one, but TWO, other Kingdom Halls. The congregation is confused and the wealthy members are livid. The other two congregations are quite poor. One has had a new hall built about 3 years ago so they're all going to use that.
Hey presto!, Jehovah provided you with a new hall just like you asked for didn't he?.
Cant get a definite figure on how much was in their bank, but the former account servant who left 2 years ago told me that when he was there it was over £200,000. About 5 old people signed over their will to the KH in the 2000s. Now all that money is at Bethel.
Dont blame them for being upset over this, i'd be seething!!