That letter is talking out of both sides of it's mouth, isn't it?
is very exciting to witness the rapid growth of the visible part of Jehovah’s
That part promotes the illusion that there is growth in the organization, and it's what many JWs will hear.
...whether an auditorium could be
better utilized by merging congregations
"Merging congregations." This is what's really happening. Wouldn't "rapid growth" mean that more KHs are needed, not fewer, which will be the direct result of merging?
congregation will participate directly in an adjustment that will include
But the congregation isn't told what the "adjustment" will be, suggesting to those that have their ear to the ground that it will be bad news, but the average JW will think that any adjustment will always come from Jehovah and will be wonderful - until after it happens.
Can you hear the future spin on this? An elder, still promoting the false idea that there is growth in the organization, will be quoted as saying something like "Why within less than one year attendance at our KH has nearly doubled."
It reminds me of the inflated pioneer numbers that were reported after the hourly requirement was lowered to 30 during 1 or 2 spring months and auxiliary pioneering was heavily promoted. (I think it was 30. Some low number close to that.)
Jehovah's Witnesses have always survived on misleading half truth, but now more than ever.