Jehovah’s Witnesses will resume their trademark door-to-door ministry beginning Sept. 1; the two-and-a-half-year suspension of the work will end just in time for the launch of a global campaign featuring an interactive program for Bible study.
Against the tragic backdrop of a historic conflict in Europe, residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands will have the opportunity to unite with millions around the globe to promote the timely theme “Pursue Peace” as they participate in a six-part annual event scheduled for July and August, hosted by Jehovah's Witnesses.
While Jehovah’s Witnesses have chosen to temporarily suspend their door-to-door ministry due to the pandemic, their activity was almost permanently banned by one U.S. village in the late 1990s — that is until the United States Supreme Court stepped in with a historic 8-1 decision on June 17, 2002, declaring the local ordinance unconstitutional.
With this historic change, the number of Jehovah’s Witnesses grew 3% in the United States and the Lesser Antilles in 2021 alone, matching the most significant increase for the organization over the past decade.
The U.S. Virgin Islands will be one of the thousands of regions around the globe that will receive a powerful message of hope this November as Jehovah’s Witnesses embark upon a special campaign focusing attention on the Bible’s promise for a better world, according to a news release issued by the Jehovah's Witnesses on St. Croix.
There were five families affected on Oct. 15. Non-perishable food clothes and baby clothes are needed. For information on church drop-offs, call communication churches, which will be accepting donations of new clothing and small home items.
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