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USVI Jehovah’s Witnesses Join Worldwide Campaign of Hope

The cover of the new Watchtower magazine distributed by the Jehovah's Witnesses. (Image courtesy of Jehovah's Witnesses)
The cover of the special edition of the Watchtower magazine by the Jehovah’s Witnesses, with a series entitled “A Better World is Near.” (Image courtesy of Jehovah’s Witnesses)

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.

The goal of the campaign is to distribute a special edition of The Watchtower magazine containing the cover series, “A Better World is Near.” More than 36 million printed copies of the magazine are expected to be distributed in some 230 languages to communities in 240 lands around the globe, according to the release. In addition, the digital publication is available on various platforms in nearly 400 languages.

“People are longing to hear a positive message, and this is the best news possible,” said Robert Hendriks, U.S. spokesman for Jehovah’s Witnesses. “A better world is not just a dream, it’s inevitable. In fact, it is the central theme of the entire Bible.”

The magazine addresses the age-old “doomsday” question, “Is This World Going to End?” with a comforting answer that may surprise many readers. While many religions have predicted the “end of the world,” the magazine reveals the Bible’s clear message: The earth is here forever and will never end! However, the magazine also explains the powerful truth that wickedness will soon be gone, quoting the Bible book of Psalms where it promises that the “lawless one” will be no more. (Psalm 37:10, Rotherham translation)

This positive message has been the hope of millions around the world who have prayed for ‘God’s Kingdom to come,’ a familiar refrain of many Christians taught by Jesus in what some refer to as the Lord’s Prayer, the release states.

That was the case of Tia Springer, a mother of four, who for many years struggled to find meaning in life. She attempted to find happiness through dance, then moved on to reading books and finally decided to search for answers through spirituality. However, the results only left her disheartened. As she faced intense pressures and crushing disappointments, her life seemed even bleaker. “Living through that was very difficult for me. It caused me a lot of pain,” she said. “I wanted to be happy and set a good example for my children.”

However, through Bible study and prayer, her life took a dramatic turn. “What I’ve learned has helped me keep a stable mind and take care of my kids. I know that there is a better life for the future, there’s a better life ahead of us,” Springer said. “Knowing that gives life a new meaning.”

The Watchtower has been carrying a similar message about God’s Kingdom for more than 100 years and remains the most widely translated and circulated magazine in the world, the release stated. The 2021 number two edition is available online for free at jw.org, where anyone can also request a free printed copy by scrolling down on the homepage to “Request A Visit.”

For more information, call 718-560-5600.

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