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Jehovah’s Witnesses

  • Stellenbosch, South Africa—Preaching to a grape grower in a vineyard outside Cape Town

    Fast Facts—South Africa

    • 54,490,000—Population

    • 102,606—Ministers who teach the Bible

    • 2,105—Congregations

    • 1 to 531—Ratio of Jehovah’s Witnesses to population

  • Kamaishi, Japan—Jehovah’s Witnesses talk to disaster survivors living in temporary residences after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami

    Fast Facts—Japan

    • 126,573,481—Population

    • 214,173—Ministers who teach the Bible

    • 3,059—Congregations

    • 1 to 591—Ratio of Jehovah’s Witnesses to population

  • Finnmarksvidda, Norway—Preaching in the homeland of the Sami people

    Fast Facts—Norway

    • 5,211,000—Population

    • 11,664—Ministers who teach the Bible

    • 168—Congregations

    • 1 to 447—Ratio of Jehovah’s Witnesses to population

  • Atoll Apataki, French Polynesia​—Conducting a free home Bible study using the book What Does the Bible Really Teach?

    Fast Facts—French Polynesia

    • 268,207—Population

    • 3,206—Ministers who teach the Bible

    • 46—Congregations

    • 1 to 84—Ratio of Jehovah’s Witnesses to population


“This good news of the Kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth.”—Matthew 24:14.


“This good news of the Kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth.”—Matthew 24:14.

“This good news of the Kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth.”—Matthew 24:14.


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Jehovah’s Witnesses—Who Are We?

We come from hundreds of ethnic and language backgrounds, yet we are united by common goals. Above all, we want to honor Jehovah, the God of the Bible and the Creator of all things. We do our best to imitate Jesus Christ and are proud to be called Christians. Each of us regularly spends time helping people learn about the Bible and God’s Kingdom. Because we witness, or talk, about Jehovah God and his Kingdom, we are known as Jehovah’s Witnesses.

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Couples & Parents

When a Friendship Gets Too Close

Do you tell yourself, ‘We’re just friends?’ If so, examine Bible principles to see how this line of reasoning holds up.


Take Your Stand for True Worship (Part 1)

Does God approve of birthday celebrations, religious holidays, and the use of images in worship? What Bible principles are involved?


The Ransom

Why do we need Jesus’ ransom sacrifice?

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How Is the Work of Jehovah’s Witnesses Financed?

Learn how our global preaching work continues to grow without the use of collections or tithes.

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