◆ Dominican Republic reported a new peak of 11,205 publishers in December. Bible studies were up 18 percent from last December to 20,067, and return visits were up 25 percent.
◆ Guyana saw an 8-percent increase over last year’s average, with a peak of 1,468 publishers in December.
◆ Ireland reached their ninth consecutive publisher peak in December with 2,930 reporting. A peak of 298 regular pioneers was also reported.
◆ A new peak of 163,692 publishers was reached in Italy during December, a 5-percent increase over last year’s average. Congregation publishers averaged 13.1 hours in the service.
◆ Martinique had a new peak of 2,649 publishers in December for a 9-percent increase, their fourth consecutive publisher peak. Their special assembly day was attended by 4,941, and 77 were baptized.
◆ Peru continued to see good growth as they reported a new peak of 29,187 publishers for December, an 11-percent increase over the same month a year ago. Congregation publishers averaged 14.8 hours in the field.