I have already stated in this blog that pioneer hours are being reduced.
There is more, however.
Starting with service year 2009, BOTH parents will be able to report one hour weekly for their child. That means that for every family with kids, there will be 4 more hours reported monthly, thus, inflating the figures.
Up to now, only one parent was supposed to do that. Please note that only one of the parents will be able to report a study and the return visit, but both will be able to count the weekly hour.
What do you think? Will there be an inflation of reported hours at the end of the year?
A quick number jump, even if it is manipulated, is cause enough for several Watchtower paragraphs full of self agrandizing and claims of heavenly support.