For Immediate Release
March 31, 2011
Jehovah’s Witnesses energized for special increased activity in April
NEW YORK—During the month of April, Jehovah’s Witnesses around the world will be putting forth extra effort to dramatically increase their participation in the public ministry for which they are well-known.
The Witnesses are planning to collectively spend more time teaching the Bible in April 2011 than they have in any other month in their modern-day history. Many Witnesses are viewing this shared goal as an opportunity to reach new heights in their Bible education work, individually volunteering to schedule 30-50 hours during the month for this activity. They will also intensify their efforts to offer free home Bible study courses to their neighbors, workmates, schoolmates, and family members. Enthusiasm for the anticipated season of increased preaching is spreading among the more than 107,000 congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses worldwide. As the month approaches, more and more Witnesses are making plans to team up with fellow worshippers who are already spending 70 hours or more each month in the public ministry.
In addition, on April 2, the Witnesses will launch a special worldwide campaign to distribute invitations to an event that they consider to be the most important of the year: the annual commemoration of the Lord’s Evening Meal, also known as the Memorial of Christ’s death. Last year, there were 18,706,895 in attendance for this special observance. Jehovah’s Witnesses hope that their intensified efforts to invite others to join them for the Memorial will lead to the largest attendance ever recorded for the event, which will be held this year on April 17, after sundown. Those attending the Memorial will also be invited to a special Bible discourse to be given worldwide during the week of April 25, entitled “Bible Principles—Can They Help Us to Cope With Today’s Problems?”
“We view this increased activity during the month of April as a special opportunity to demonstrate our love for Jehovah, our gratitude for Jesus Christ’s sacrifice, and our love for our neighbor,” states J. R. Brown, a spokesman for Jehovah’s Witnesses at their world headquarters in New York. “Our main goal is to bring glory to God and reach as many as possible with our Bible-based message of hope. We feel that our united efforts will make April 2011 a history-making month for Jehovah’s Witnesses.”
Contact: J. R. Brown, telephone: +1 718 560 5600