Preaching and Teaching Earth Wide—2009 Grand Totals
JEHOVAH offers to people everywhere a precious gift—the good news of the Kingdom. We who have accepted that gift and who love Jehovah have the privilege of sharing it with others. In so doing, we experience the joy of pleasing both the Giver of that gift and those who receive it. Truly, the preaching of the good news is an expression of our love for God and for neighbor. (Matt. 22:37-40) In the pages that follow, read how Jehovah’s people are demonstrating that love through their zealous preaching earth wide.
2009 Grand Totals
Branches of Jehovah’s Witnesses: 118
Number of Lands Reporting: 236
Total Congregations: 105,298
Worldwide Memorial Attendance: 18,168,323
Memorial Partakers Worldwide: 10,857
Peak of Publishers in Kingdom Service: 7,313,173
Average Publishers Preaching Each Month: 7,046,419
Percentage of Increase Over 2008: 3.2
Total Number Baptized: 276,233
Average Auxiliary Pioneer Publishers Each Month: 304,551
Average Pioneer Publishers Each Month: 794,317
Total Hours Spent in Field: 1,557,788,344
Average Home Bible Studies Each Month: 7,619,270
During the 2009 service year, Jehovah’s Witnesses spent over $140 million in caring for special pioneers, missionaries, and traveling overseers in their field service assignments.
◼ Worldwide, a total of 19,829 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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2009 SERVICE YEAR REPORT OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES WORLDWIDE
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