Going out in service.
What always disgusted me when I was a devoted jw was the "hot topic" for discussion among the pioneers around the middle of August every year. "Did you get you TIME in"?, "Are you going to get your TIME in?", "Did you make your TIME?"
It was always about time and not about people! When the CO came around, his question to the elders. "How can we help the pioneers to get their TIME in?"
We would do so-called early morning witnessing, go to field service meeting and go get breakfast and call it a day. I found any way to get out of going door to door, it turns my stomach just thinking about it.
I can't even remember all the time we spent talking to Wendy Donaldson.
You know, Wendy's and McDonalds.
I hated it as well. I felt it was somehow unnatural to be bothering people and also because I wasn't 100% convinced about what I was supposed to believe in the first place.
I also don't buy that it's a "warning work". That's a load of garbage. If there's a real warning to the public you'd use the media, not door to door.
Since public ministry is their trademark of sorts, I figure they want to be visible. That's why those carts are a good invention for them.
Hanging out for breakfast afterwards with family and good friends is very nice.