◆ For the first time Japan has gone over the 50,000 mark, reporting 50,473 publishers during August. Also, 777 applied for regular pioneer service.
◆ Dominica and the Dominican Republic report no deaths or injuries among the brothers although hurricane “David” destroyed many of their homes.
◆ Encouraging field service reports for July include a new peak of 5,269 publishers for Guatemala.
◆ Venezuela reported 14,560 publishers for July. Further increases are anticipated with 15,418 home Bible studies being conducted and a new peak of 1,020 auxiliary pioneers.