Samuel Herd made the following statement at the 2015 Annual Meeting regarding the reduction of services at Bethel.
We will be reducing personnel at Bethel. Some Bethel family members will be invited to serve in the field. In addition to their regular work, Bethel family members will be caring for many of the services that were previously provided by fellow Bethelites.
Does anyone know if the Bethelites will have to prepare their own food? Also, will Bethel provide the food as well as give them access to the kitchen facilities?
If the Bethelites have to prepare their own food and, in some cases, buy their own food, the Governing Body and their wives should be required to do the same.
It should be required that their wives (or GB) should prepare their own food, do their own laundry, and clean their own rooms. Bethelites should not be required to provide these services for them. The reduction in services should apply to them as well.