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 Post subject: Re: TWO MILLION!!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:17 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:27 pm 
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AnotherMK wrote:
We were still on the NTM website for a long time after we resigned and now we are off...I did notice that the number of missionaries listed is down to 1496, I believe that is a drop from the last time I looked.



1496! Hang on, didn't NTM have 3000 members not that long ago. O.k. the Crosseyes got pulled off the NTM site, but that would account for less than 50, so where are the rest?

Interesting, any confirmation on this one from anybody.

So what is happening to all the donations and new recruits, are they diving as well?

Aussie is intrigued.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:08 pm 
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Aussie wrote:
So what is happening to all the donations and new recruits, are they diving as well?

Aussie is intrigued.


Word through the grapevine is "yes", to both of those.

It's a little bit easier to see that the Titanic is sinking if you're not actually on board.

Those who can see it listing are not enthused about boarding it, or throwing money at a sinking ship.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:36 pm 
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I'm looking around NTM's website. Not seeing the 1496 number that AnotherMK mentioned. If you look specifically on the list of missionaries, it says 1517 missionaries. That appears to include non-US missionaries. I looked up a few that I know from Canada and Great Britain, and they can be found there, so I guess they are part of that number.

On the front page of the "Missionaries" section, it states, "More than 2,500 missionaries serve around the world..." That is about a thousand more than 1517! I have no idea how that number is reached. Even if you added the Brazilian, Columbian and Filipino nationals, the Aussies who claim they aren't New Tribes any longer ... I don't know ... maybe it includes the tribal people who travel to other villages as missionaries, teaching the chronological lessons? They are missionaries too.

The numbers seem confusing, and possibly inflated. But we will never get a straight answer on this from anyone within NTM.

At any rate, I no longer see the number 3,000 that we used to see.

Oh, look! There are some lifeboats easing away from the Titanic .... and I see quite a few people crowded into them ...

Maybe the captain needs to do another head count and let us know for sure how many of the faithful are still on board.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:42 am 
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It's a long way to the bottom
When one sails in waters deep
But the hole in the side is a torrent
And not just a little seep

And the children on board are wondering
Why the marbles roll across the deck
It doesn't seem level now
And there are rumors of a wreck

The Captain reassures constantly
But his face tells another tale
It was an Iceberg Captain
Not a nice little whale

While those who have vested interest
Watch the unfolding tragedy
Some waiting to scavenge
Others who wait upon the sea

But the lifeboats keep leaving
Much fuller of late
Loaded to the gunnels
Strangely overweight

It's a long way to the bottom
When one sails in waters deep
These are dark days upon the waters
And faith is a scary leap


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Bemused wrote:
It's a long way to the bottom
When one sails in waters deep
These are dark days upon the waters
And faith is a scary leap


...for sure Bemused, for sure! ;)


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:23 am 
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Champagne at the ready, almost at 3 million.

Not a bad achievement for a ragtag motely crew of "bitter spirited" MKs, some of who don't even spit Englosh properly :P .

My humble opinion: Truth and a sense of humor are hard opponents to beat, especially when lubricated with genuine tears for a past lost and encouraged by a hope of a brighter future by being able to express ourselves freely amongst new found friends who understand because they have been there to.

So a toast to us and all MKs worldwide. May the tears be replaced with hope and laughter, so that we may all truly live again after so long just existing.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:43 pm 
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Well said, Bemused! Well said!!

As I am comfortable uttering an Amen even when it's not Sunday anywhere, may I say a hearty Amen to your toast!

Cheers to all of us!

MKs worldwide, we love you all!!


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3 million :D

Let the party begum. Tutus on, disco music, champagne on ICE and away we go :lol:


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