In a public talk, a brother stated that in a recent year the organization in the US would have had a 3 % increase
but only reported a 1 % increase because of the large number of disfellowshippings ( i.e. 2%). Since he has a son
in Bethel long term, I thought his factoid might be credible.
Think about it....
This would help explain why they are so persistent about visiting df'd folks and getting them back.
It would be quite a crisis to be disfellowshipping people TWICE as fast as their net increase!