On the matter of the JCs' financing, now that I have given it more thought:
The JCs' main source of income is book sales and other literature and media distribution, and not
the kidneys or other body parts and fluids (liver lobes, eggs, etc).
I can only offer conjecture on the matter of how much the JCs may or may not profit form the organ and fluid donations.
But, I have no evidence either way to suggest the group makes money from that. But there's lots of money to be made there, I'll put it this way.
Anyway, the books are printed in India (I believe Chennai, specifically), and once in Australia they are then delivered to Melbourne.
For some reason it’s cheaper or more convenient to get them delivered there, and the Jesus Christians travel by van to pick them up.
Then there's the comics sold on the streets all over the world.
And also the books sold by Amazon i.e. Survivors.
Over 1 million copies of Survivors
alone have been sold. Say that they got one dollar USD per copy of Survivors.
And that is just one book of the several that they offer. Adds up, doesn't it?
The Easy English
reading books are sold in multiple thousands.
A quote from David:
“I believe that the members of our community are largely convinced that they have a special message from God himself. It just so happens that it has come first through me. They are happy to repeat it in their own words to others outside the community, but they have found that the most efficient way to get the message out to the maximum number of people with the minimum distortion is for them to distribute my writing in print.”
Excerpted from, “Something to Say”, circa August 2000
McKay has in the past received grants from the Australian Quakers.
There is a reference to David McKAY receiving a $ 2,000 grant to bring refugees to Australia in a set of minutes from the Quakers.
A further set of minutes has been located in which they pledge another $ 3,000.
It has further been reported that a Quaker woman gave them a loan to help purchase the property in Kenya.
DM and his consort are surely not broke, I'll put it that way.
Does this answer your question satisfactorily, Malcolm?