"God kept making it grow." How thrilling it has been to see the growth in the United States field!
During the 2003 service year, over 70,000 new Bible studies were started. This is comendable.
..............so begins the opening lines of the 'Dear Kingdom Publishers' letter on page 1 of the KM.
This bit gets interesting....
Two large state-of-the-art printing presses are schedule to arrive early in 2004. Each press will be
able to produce up to 25 magazines a second. New bindery and shipping equipment will also be
installed during 2004. This will result in greater production with reduced personnel.
And how about page 3 - Increased activity at United States Bethel...
The consolidation of the US printery operations at Wallkill would not be possible without the recent
reorganization of our worldwide production of books. Prior to this reorganization, the United States
branch produced almost 50 percent of the books used in our work worldwide. Some book
production has been shifted to other branches, making better use of their facilities and leaving the
United States with a reduced workload. It will also be necessary to provide six branches, including
the United States, with a total of seven new printing presses. The use of new, more efficient
equipment will make it possible to increase production worldwide with reduced personnel.
So, all would-be Bethelite - are you sure you want to make Bethel your career?