◆ South Africa surpasses January’s peak by almost 3,000, with 28,397 reporting—a 24-percent increase over last year’s average. Branch also reports peaks in Lesotho, South-West Africa and Swaziland.
◆ France reports 40,663 Bible studies in one month for the first time; also new peak of 52,638 publishers.
◆ Thailand reports fifth peak in a row, with 533 in service.
◆ Indonesia had ninth successive peak, with 3,487 reporting. Already 543 baptized, compared with 520 all of last year.
◆ New Zealand reports a new peak of 7,107—first time over the 7,000 mark.
◆ At a circuit assembly in Alaska the attendance reached 1,986; 58 baptized.
◆ Witnessing in the largest town in eastern Iceland, two temporary pioneers placed 199 books, 656 magazines and obtained 70 new subscriptions.
◆ Chile reports new peak of 659 temporary pioneers for one month; one congregation reported 65 temporary pioneers—including all the elders and ministerial servants.