There is no end of experiences I can share with you where "brothers and sisiters" few chosen ones did actually help out, assist, come to the aid.but the WBTS never.
my own experience....my dad the only employed member in the family (i was only 8 and the youngest), mum a housewife. Dad had an accident, was bed ridden for a year. no money comig in, mum did all sorts of handicrafts work from home to bring in whatever she could...knitting, bead work, sewing, painting on fabrics, giving tuitions (she is a very skilled person which saved the day for our family).As you can imagine even this was not regular definite income. Us kids did what we could and that was to make paper bags out of recycled paper( every 100 we made we received 20 pence ) we did this so we could help out and bring in something.Desperate times desperate measures. Never regret those days coz it taught me a lot about discipline and frugalism.
there was a congregation 7 minutes walking distance from us and most of the people lived near us. Yet no one ever came to see us,ask how we were at all. The only help and kindness we received was from an elder and his wife who were from a distant congregation ie 1and 1/2 hours away from us who would once a month come ,see us and quietly sneak in a big bag full of groceries and other food items without our knowing. They knew what we were going through because they saw it first hand (we never complained or moaned about the hard times to anyone,this is how I have been brought up). Now as an adult when I think about things I know that my parents helped almost all those people in the congregation near us in their time of dire need, yet no one could be even bothered to come see us just to encourage us or keep our spirits high. Dad went into depression due to this.This is what hurts the most. Time to have awakened, yet we all saw past that and let love cover over their imperfections
None of the WBTS even bothered about us in any way. I can safely say that they did not even know about htis situation , nor are they interested in knowing.
Sorry for this rant.First time writing and sharing.English is not my first language so apologize for mistakes.Thank you for reading.