A thrift store down the street is run by members of a small, local Christian congregation. Evangelical but not sure what religion they are affiliated with. They have set up the store as a non-profit and have a specific use for the funds they acquire. They visit old age homes on Sunday, every Sunday, for music sessions and snacks. Bring the guitars and kids with them and mingle with the elderly.
They also have adopted small Christian congregations in Mexico, Cuba and Romania. The send $1000.00 a month to each of these small groups as well as visit them periodically and arrange for regular small groups of their teens to go to the adopted congregations and fellowship with them as well as have Bible study programs for a week or so. They bring some of these Mexicans, Cubans and Romanians to Canada for short trips to get away from the poverty they are living in and give them a break. They are a happy lot. Volunteer spirit always shines when you are around them.
What would happen to a Jehovah's Witness congregation if they took it upon themselves to set up a thrift store, adopt three congregations in poorer countries and developed a faith building relationship with their adopted brothers and sisters, TOTALLY separate from any control or instructions from the Watchtower Headquarters?