◆ At two “Living Hope” conventions held in Israel, 13 were baptized—more than in the whole last service year. Attendance was 350, over 100 more than publishers reporting.
◆ Japan reports that in November they had a new peak of 7,278 regular pioneers. Of 51,906 publishers reporting, 31 percent were in some feature of pioneer work.
◆ Mexico’s “Living Hope” conventions were attended by 244,340.
◆ Portugal reports second peak in a row with 20,725 publishers reporting in November. They also report that no publishers lost their lives in the earthquake in the Azores.
◆ Ivory Coast branch reports fine activity in November with a new peak of 1,294 publishers. Upper Volta reached a new peak of 136 publishers.