From the WT Article: Leaning on Jehovah Has Been Rewarding
Take a look at this article and see if the following points stand out to you:
1) "Worn out from anxiety, we wept"
(Hence, the work was not as "rewarding" as they claim).
2) After having served for many years at Bethel until old age, they leave to care for their elderly parents. They get no help so he has to support his family by selling insurance. Then parents die. The reapply to Bethel and this is the response:
"In December 1987, we filled out applications to serve again at Bethel, the place we loved. But only days later, Grace was diagnosed with colon cancer. After surgery and a successful recovery, she was pronounced cancer free. In the meantime, though, we received a letter from Bethel that recommended we continue our ministry with the local congregation."
Translation: They were dumped! Bethel clearly didn't want any old people with medical expenses....
With low paying jobs and probably no retirement, they most likely are living on social security and his wife has recurring bouts of cancer. Notice this man's main concern though:
"Grace has had bouts with cancer of the colon and the thyroid, and recently breast cancer. But she has never complained about her lot in life or challenged the principles of headship and cooperation."
Wow! What a prick. His wife is dying and struggling, endured being cast off by the branch, has done nothing with her life, but all he can mention is that she obeys headship???