At a time when the desire for better government is on the minds of people the world over, Jehovah’s Witnesses have launched an international campaign to bring attention to a universal solution. The Witnesses are featuring a special edition of “The Watchtower” magazine, available in over 780 languages in print and online, with the theme “What Is God’s Kingdom?”
Local volunteers from the U.S. and British Virgin Islands are distributing this special-edition magazine during the month of September.
“When I read the news, it seems like the world is in crisis. We now see a more severe climate, illnesses, political problems, and the list could go on. We need a change,” said Elizabeth de la Rosa, a resident of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas. “I’m excited to help others to understand what God’s Kingdom is. And how it’s the only permanent solution to all human problems.”
Throughout the centuries, millions of Jesus’ followers have prayed the words “thy Kingdom come” but wonder what that Kingdom is, what it will accomplish, and when it will come. To answer those age-old questions, the Witnesses’ special-edition magazine references key Bible passages. The clear and simple explanations have been designed to appeal to both new and experienced Bible readers.
“It’s no secret that many people feel we need better rulership, but few can agree on how to achieve this,” said Shawn Saunders, spokesperson for Jehovah’s Witnesses. “The good news is, Jesus will be the perfect ruler who can and will solve all the problems we are facing here on earth. This campaign will give many the opportunity to fully understand what the Kingdom is, why we need it to come, and the blessings it will bring to our communities right here and the world in general.”
During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jehovah’s Witnesses distributed millions of this special-edition magazine through letters, even sending copies to thousands of government officials worldwide. Now that they have returned to their door-to-door public ministry post-pandemic, this is the first in-person campaign when they have the opportunity to discuss this important and very timely subject with their neighbors.
A free digital copy of this special issue of “The Watchtower” as well as information about the activities of Jehovah’s Witnesses is available at www.jw.org. The Witnesses’ site offers practical Bible-based content for people of all ages and beliefs in over 1,070 languages.