This also demonstrates the ridiculousness of the family hierarchy.
I was in Taiwan when Faithy decided to expand her holocaust from Japan to all of Asia. A courier came with letters demonting all of the existing shepherds (except the NAS).
In every single home the pioneers who had done (and paid for) the setting up of the homes were demoted, and a lot of newcomers were put into their places.
These newcomers felt a real need to prove how much more spiritual and revolutionary they were than the veterans whose homes they had taken over.
The entire body of members in Taiwan (with just a couple of exceptions) was called to go to the China GAFM in Japan.
It was decided we would go by boat to Osaka and then take the Shinkansen to Tokyo and another train to the site of the GAFM.
As we arrived at the boat terminal for the first leg of the journey (to Okinawa) we were approached by a man who offered to "help" us with our stay in Okinawa (one night). The novice big-shots thought that meeting this man was a miracle from God. They had no idea about costs in Japan as they had never been there.
I had already lived in Japan for a year and I tried to tell them that the prices the man was asking were very high. I only got rebuked for my efforts.
When we arrived in Okinawa we had to pay the man 80 dollars for a short drive to the supposed ryokan (inn) where we were to stay.
We then paid 100 000 yen = 800 dollars for 20 of us to stay one night in an empty building without electricity.
The man brought us to his house a block away for a dinner of sardines and rice. But that meal cost us another 80 dollars.
He then tried to just drop us off at the building and leave. I had already noticed that there was absolutely no bedding of any kind in the place.
I caught him and insisted that he bring us some bedding. He pretended it was just an oversight but it wasn't. He came back an hour later with blankets and top quilts. (but nothing for underneath).
We all slept in the same room on a tatami floor with no bedding under us. The toilets (holes in the floor) worked, but there was no running water (hot or cold).
Then when it came time to go back to the boat terminal in the morning we had to pay another 80 dollars for the 5 minute drive.
For less money we could all have stayed in a 5 star hotel right beside the boat terminal and with nice rooms, beds, hot water, ofuro (enormous luxury public bathtubs)and meals included.
What was really funny was to later hear the glowing testimony by the novice shepherds of what a miracle it had been to find that great "contact".