Was speaking with someone last night who just recently toured the US Bethel's. The Brooklyn tour I heard was awful, very limited and disappointing and conducted by a local pioneer and not even a bethelite. Why? Well from what they are telling the folks on the tour since the TM3 bit encouraging (guilting) people about going to disneyland on vacation when you haven't visited bethel, monthly tours went from 6000 to 16000!
Also people are very nervous about the layoffs, and everyone is asking if anyone knows anything else about it. Interesting stuff. So the layoffs are being widely discussed inside and outside of bethel walls.