Normally I don’t like to report on stories unless I have confirmation in my hand, be it in the form of a printed letter or leaked recording. But three separate sources have contacted me this evening warning of a special letter that was read out at morning worship at branches worldwide.
According to sources, the letter indicates that Watchtower could be bracing itself for further downsizing as bethel families have been warned that cuts are on the way and more branches are expected to close.
According to one source, it has even been suggested that bethelite numbers at remaining branches may be slashed to such a degree that volunteers might need to do their own laundry and prepare their own meals. (Edit: this could more likely refer to far-flung branches.) Assembly halls may also bear the brunt of huge cuts in spending.
Once I hear more I will provide updates. If you are a bethelite reading this article and you are able to supply further information, we would be interested to hear from you via the email address provided on our “contact us” page. Total confidentiality is assured.
If these reports are true, they could lend further credence to the idea that Watchtower is beginning to buckle under its own weight as the internet age continues to wreak havoc on its growth.