Jehovah’s Witnesses in PHL resume door-to-door preaching, launch global campaign
For the first time since the pandemic, Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Philippines and around the world will be back in the communities to resume their well-known door-to-door preaching activity in time for a special global campaign that will offer a free Bible course to the public beginning September 1.
The announcement to go back to door-to-door preaching came as the Christian organization resumed its other forms of public ministry such as the so-called cart and street witnessing where they offer free Bible-based publications in communities, ports, cities and business areas.
In response to the global announcement, Jehovah’s Witnesses in the 3,504 congregations throughout the country will be participating in the door-to-door preaching activity which will feature a campaign to offer an interactive Bible course to the public.
“We are all excited to go back to doing our door-to-door ministry, an activity for which we are recognized by the community. As we reach out to as many people as possible, we are glad to share the Bible’s comforting message of a better future despite the hardships we experience today,” said Mr. James Morales, spokesperson of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Philippines.
In March 2020, all forms of the organization’s public preaching activity were suspended in consideration of the health and safety of the community. At the height of the pandemic, Jehovah’s Witnesses have been sharing the Bible’s message through phone witnessing and letter writing in lieu of the in-person visits.
Mostly done online or via phone, the Witnesses conducted an average of five million Bible courses around the globe each month of last year.
The program offers a practical way to learn what the Bible teaches on a variety of subjects, such as how to find happiness, why there is so much suffering in the world, and what the Bible promises for the future.
The interactive course will use the Bible as the main textbook, and is designed to be covered for an hour per week.
The schedule of the Bible study will depend on the availability of the individual interested to avail of the course.
In July, members of the religious group have also commenced in-person Bible studies to those who have invited them back to their homes.
“A deaf girl and her mother are happy to welcome me back in their home. The mother is happy to see her daughter gradually overcome her lack of self-esteem. With the Bible course, her daughter is not only learning about important values she can use in life but is also improving her social and communication skills,” said Ms. Damariz Capulla who is in the sign language field.
All Jehovah’s Witnesses participating in the door-to-door preaching and other forms of public ministry will adhere to health standards.
They also follow health guidelines when they gather in their place of worship called Kingdom Halls that have been opened for in-person
Bible meetings since April this year.
Globally, there are 8.6 million Jehovah’s Witnesses who have been known for preaching the Bible message by going door-to-door.
For more information about Jehovah’s Witnesses, the public may visit jw.org which is available in 1,065 languages.