Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Philippines will be joining an international campaign that will feature a special edition of The Watchtower magazine focusing on the solution to several challenges that are putting intense pressure on millions of people today.
A special edition of The Watchtower magazine with theme “What Is God’s Kingdom?” will be distributed globally and in the Philippines in various languages within this month of September. Known as having the largest monthly circulation of any magazine in the world, The Watchtower has been published continuously since 1879.
With the use of the Bible, the magazine will provide clear explanations of what millions of Jesus’ followers have been praying about when they utter the words “thy Kingdom come” as contained in what is commonly known as the “Lord’s Prayer”. The said model prayer provides guidance as to how Christians should pray and what they should pray about.
“It’s no secret that many people feel we need better rulership, but few can agree on how to achieve this. The good news is, Jesus will be the perfect ruler who can and will solve all the problems we are facing here on earth. Our campaign will bring this much-needed message of hope to our communities,” said James Morales, national spokesperson for Jehovah’s Witnesses.
This issue of The Watchtower will help readers find answers to important questions such as Why do we need God’s Kingdom?; Who is the King of God’s Kingdom?; When will God’s Kingdom rule the earth?; What will God’s Kingdom accomplish?; and What is God’s Kingdom?
About 250,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses from the Philippines will distribute this special-edition magazine which is currently available in over 780 languages in print and online via their official website, jw.org.
Seventy-five-year-old Josefina Buco is among those sharing in the special campaign in the country. A stroke patient currently confined in a hospital in Cagayan Valley, Josefina is taking the opportunity to speak with the medical staff about the hope being offered by God’s Kingdom.
“I am happy that I am a part of this campaign. While I cannot move my body because of my health condition, there is no reason for me to stop preaching because I can still speak,” she said in Ilocano.
In Metro Manila, Donalyn Capillan is actively going from house to house, writing letters as well as visiting business establishments to share the special-edition magazine in Tagalog, English, and Japanese languages.
“I am very excited knowing that I am taking part in this global special campaign. I realize that by being part of this campaign, I can tell the people about God’s government. I can also bring comfort to the people by sharing with them what God’s Kingdom would accomplish,” she said.
At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jehovah’s Witnesses distributed millions of this special-edition magazine through letters, even sending copies to thousands of government officials worldwide. Now that they have returned to their door-to-door public ministry post-pandemic, this will be the first in-person campaign where they will have the opportunity to discuss the important and very timely subject with their neighbors.
A free digital copy of this special issue of The Watchtower is available in over 1,070 languages. There are 8.6 million Jehovah’s Witnesses in 239 lands participating in the said special campaign.