Belgium Bethel on sale...

by sp74bb 17 Replies latest jw friends

  • pepperheart
    More cut backs it looks as though we should keep on taking all the teaching books from the trolleys and puting them in the trash LOL LOL
  • sp74bb

    Cash to survive !!!

    Dutch Bethel area is the best and very appropriate for expensive lofts and new small houses.... It is clear that soon or later everything will be sold and transferred to the Governing Bank (R)

  • zeb

    This sell off has become an epidemic.

    and the money goes too...

  • redpilltwice

    Wow, interesting to hear that Belgium and Holland finally are on the chopping block also. Ex-bethelites won't find much hapiness in the regular field here (they'd better learn some foreign languages IF they can find the drive). The Netherlands is very secular, apathetic and materialistic. Growth has stopped since the 70's. JW numbers are stable, in spite of population growth.

    *** w78 3/15 p. 22 Building for the Future—In the Netherlands ***

    When C. T. Russell, the first president of the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society, visited the Netherlands in 1891, the prospects for a spiritual building work here were not very bright. He remarked that the Dutch seemed more interested in material pursuits than in spiritual things.

  • stuckinarut2

    Apparently the mainstream Dutch media are having a wow of a time commenting on the latest Caleb and Sofia video!

    some sort of enquiry is supposed to be commissioned....

    so it's probably wise that the society clears out of the country before all of that happens!

  • sp74bb

    Totally... But additionally Dutch premises are quite extended and are a very attractive listing for sale :)

  • Anders Andersen
    Anders Andersen


    Thanks! I have been looking for that quote for another thread.

    Just have to find that thread now :-\

  • TheOldHippie

    I really don’t see the big problem in the closing of the branch offices. The data revolution has simplified so much that the same amount of people as earlier are not required any more. You can’t have a Bethel where half the staff is cutting the hair of the other half, and why is it that grown ups can’t prepare their own breakfast or make their own beds? The things I do at work today required tens of people a couple of decades ago. Sentimentality would ask for a branch close to where you live - but the WT never was much into sentimentality.

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