I was so poor and lived in substandard housing while WWCG ministers had nice accommodations. I was unable to buy enough food, but thought I was buying myself a place in heaven by continuing to tithe. I was so broke that all I could afford to buy was an occasional bag of lentils. This was the cheapest bean in the store and so I learned to make lentil soup. Cooked lentils saved me from starvation. My body became emaciated, but I continued to attend WWCG church services. Again and again listening to those zealous, wordy, sermons. -Former WCG member. Link.