No, not the Great Disappointment; but something quite devastating to our church's image and reputation. Extenuating circumstances? Complicated and restrictive laws and regulations. Maybe. I don't know all the details. Excusable? Absolutely not. Reputation-damaging? Demoralizing to the lay church member? Absolutely. An exception that proves the rule? I certainly hope and even trust that this is the case.
Even so, a real body blow. But my church is imperfect, like every other.
Reason to leave? No.
Where would I go?
I know that God exists, and the Adventist God, i.e. the God of the Bible, is the only God I can believe in. The only one who makes sense.