For Immediate Release
February 20, 2003
Highlights of 2002 include using the Web to spread the Word
In the past year, Jehovah’s Witnesses around the world spent over 1.2 billion hours seeking out people who want to find answers to life’s deepest questions. This tally represents their greatest peak to date, encompassing the time spent both in their signature door-to-door Bible education work to the public and in individual Bible instruction.
There have also been exciting developments this past year with the online medium, www.watchtower.org, as month after month additional translations of educational material were added to the Web site. In fact, as of February 20, 2003, this Web site publishes educational articles in 105 languages! The available languages include common ones, such as English, Chinese, French and Spanish, as well as many less-familiar tongues, such as Chamorro, Faeroese and Sranantongo.
By means of the online request feature of watchtower.org, more than 300 requests a month come in from individuals who wish to participate in an individually tailored Bible study program. The Watchtower is the most widely translated magazine in the world, published in 146 languages in either semimonthly or monthly editions. It has a circulation of 25,203,000.
Contact: J. R. Brown, telephone: (718) 560-5600