Breaking News, Sept 10, 2015, Kingdom Hall Closed in Boonville Mo
History of Boonville congregation:
Home town of Judge Joseph Rutherford, where he lived practiced law, and learned of the Bible Students.
Congregation began with isolated group in 1960
Congregation formed and first kingdom hall built in 1963 on 1104 11th st
Second hall built on Santa Fee Trail in late 70’s
Third hall built in 1995 on Ashely Rd, a high end property just across from High School
Why closed; a number of reasons given to local congregation of 44 publishers
1. Not enough elders and cant send any in to help, Jehovah’s blessing is not with congregation
2.Columbia South needs help with publishers and finance, they are like you
3.Boonville Cong not able to take care of financial expenses of plus 0 per month
1. Cost of Satelite hook up
2. Monthly congregation tithe
3. Monthly building payment even though Hall loan was paid off years ago
4. Monthly literature contribution
5. Circuit overseer, auto, apartment, expenses during semi annual visit
6. Assemby hall assessment of .00 per publisher
7. Monthly utilities
4.Building needs unafordable repairs of new airconditioners, new carpet and roof replacement
1.Systematicly remove all the original elders and send in a “Ministerial Servant”
2.Change the Watchtower financial policy with the congregations by means of policy letter
3.Layer on financial burdens to the congregation.
4.Switch the ownership deeds from under the name of local elders, this was done illegally without the vote of the congreation as provided for in the “Congregation Trust Agreement” paragraph 2,B and 2,C.
5.Without the vote of the congregation, disban the congregation and assign them to Columbia South
6.Just make an announcement that the Kingdom Hall is closed to further public meetings
Real Reasons for selling.
1.To sell the frontline property for the best dollar.
2.To invest this money in hidden interntional Hedge Funds, New headquarter complex, or to offset new wave of alledged sexual abuse claims, (alledgely there are 5000 case files against 1006 members in Australia alone), check the internet for news on all these items.
Who and where will the sheep be fed and nourished in Cooper and Howard County Missouri? This organization is in regression. Only the eyes of the believers are blinded.
This is not the first such closing and land grab. It is rumored that Chilicothe, Mo and Columbia Mo, North is to be closed and sold. Salem Arkansas was recently sold as well as 20 or more branch office facitilties. Charles T Russell once said “we believe JEHOVAH for its backer, and while this is the case it will never beg nor petition men for support. ‘When He who says: ‘All the gold and silver of the mountains are mine” fails to provide necessary funds, we will understand it to he time to quit ” It can definitely be seen that Jehovah is not backing this organization. Joseph Rutherford’s famous words of 1939 was “Religion is a Snare and a Racket”. Breaking News, The Kingdom is receding.