Reporting Live From Orangeburg Assembly Hall

by HiddenPimo 35 Replies latest jw experiences

  • HiddenPimo

    2,259 in attendance

    9 baptized

    $21,000 to operate one day assembly

    deficit announced of $13,500 during afternoon session.

    other announcement was how to donate on website

    or make check payable to NC 21

    There isn’t a person here buying this sh&t about donations for repairing assembly halls.

    if all the Assembly halls are doing this and it was specifically said this is for the USA and not other country’s then I smell a lie and this is for lawsuits as there isn’t a drop of construction going on in the USA.

  • joe134cd

    Just curious but a rough estimation of the age of the attendees.

  • HiddenPimo

    It’s a mix - but I would guess

    50% > 60 years old

    40% < 60 to 30 years old

    8% < 30 to 18 years old

    2 % < 18 years old

    baptized 3 under 16

    6 over 50 years old

  • eyeuse2badub

    Yes the gross lack of transparency regarding Circuit assembly funds and where the money is going is starting to cause rumbling among the sheeple! I hear it all the time now even from the super dubs!

    just saying!

  • Atlantis


    I would have to agree with you. (Where is the money going?) The Watchtower's constant push and demands for more money could do them more harm than good.

    JW's will sooner or later open their eyes and see that if nothing is being built, and they are selling off Kingdom Hall after Kingdom Hall, that the money has got to be going somewhere.

    What would be the logical answer? LAWSUITS! And from what I read and hear there are plenty of more cases waiting for court.


  • john.prestor

    21k for one day? Christ. How does no one balk at that? The first time I heard those kind of numbers I smelled a rat.

  • HiddenPimo

    that’s a $10 per person head count - again not really that much money .... but it’s a 2-3 hour drive one way for most of circuit. And some have to stay one night in hotel so a family of four can easily exceed 2-3 hundred bucks for a one day event.

    again maybe not a huge deal.

    what is a big deal is the lack of transparency - don’t lie about the costs / that’s the bottom line...

  • DesirousOfChange

    My devout 80-something year old Mother and Aunt have both decided to quit donating as they are upset about the “begging” (JW’s always bragged about FREE meetings”) and especially about the GB stealing Sophia’s ice cream money!!!

    They are also upset about the millions going to child abuse lawsuits. (Yes, they do not believe that it’s all lies.)

    Way to go Mom!

  • HiddenPimo
    Is maintenance of assembly halls code for more Scotch for the GB?
  • john.prestor

    Nah that fund will never run dry.

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