Preaching and Teaching Earth Wide—2007 Grand Totals
THE following report for the past service year is not simply a compilation of cold facts. Rather, it is a reflection of the love and devotion of godly men, women, and children throughout the earth. Yes, this report provides insight into the sacrifices made by our brothers and sisters, showing the effort and resources expended to preach the good news “to the most distant part of the earth.” (Acts 1:8) Such sacrifices, whether large or small, are precious to Jehovah God and his Son, Jesus Christ. (Ps. 50:14; Luke 21:1-4) The annual report also reminds us that this lifesaving work can only be done “on the strength that God supplies.” (1 Pet. 4:11) Hence, as you meditate on the report and the experiences that follow, may you “go on acquiring power in the Lord and in the mightiness of his strength.”—Eph. 6:10.
2007 Grand Totals
Branches of Jehovah’s Witnesses: 113
Number of Lands Reporting: 236
Total Congregations: 101,376
Worldwide Memorial Attendance: 17,672,443
Memorial Partakers Worldwide: 9,105
Peak of Publishers in Kingdom Service: 6,957,854
Average Publishers Preaching Each Month: 6,691,790
Percentage of Increase Over 2006: 3.1
Total Number Baptized: 298,304
Average Auxiliary Pioneer Publishers Each Month: 312,741
Average Pioneer Publishers Each Month: 678,638
Total Hours Spent in Field: 1,431,761,554
Average Home Bible Studies Each Month: 6,561,426
During the 2007 service year, Jehovah’s Witnesses spent over $121 million in caring for special pioneers, missionaries, and traveling overseers in their field service assignments.
▪ Worldwide, a total of 19,581 ordained ministers staff the branch facilities. All are members of the Worldwide Order of Special Full-Time Servants of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
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2007 SERVICE YEAR REPORT OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES WORLDWIDE
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