Please. The only attention regular type witnesses get is judicial, or pre-judicial.
In the last ten years of my life as a witness I can say that what tipped me over the edge to not being able to stomach the hall was the action and lack of action by elders.
Week after week we hear about how eager the elders are to help us spiritually. Most here can attest to the comical nature of this idea.
The elders are only interested in you if you are a go getter; if you have problems that keep you from service, they will not bother with you.
I have NO respect, and only contempt, for the false shepherds in my hall right now. They are worse than nothing.
Can you hear me, guys?? You are a failure. You told my son that any time he needed help, or to talk, to call you. He called you 13 times. No reply. Finally a letter; no reply. He told you that he had depression problems; when I reminded you of this, you said that he does feel better when he studies and goes to meetings. Do you believe in the idea of depression at all? Just the type that is cured by more study and meetings, I guess.
What does it mean, call us? If you don't mean it, don't say it.
Do you wonder why the congregation is shrinking, when you give more attention to cold calling at the door than to the depressed souls God commissioned you with?
How will you fare when God calls you to account for those you lose?
You are worse than nothing; from nothing I expect nothing. From you I expect what you have said you will do, and that is to show love and concern.
ALL WITNESSES ARE EMOTIONALLY DYSFUNCTIONAL, because we constantly hear how loving the elders and org is, and we have to live with the reality that THEY ARE NOT. The balancing act to reconcile the two makes us all sick.