This month marks the return nationwide of Jehovah’s Witnesses knocking on doors, a practice that was stopped in 2020 due to the pandemic but officially resumed on Sept. 1.
After a worldwide pandemic that closed businesses, shut down worship at 12,000 Kingdom Halls for Jehovah’s Witnesses and at other churches and temples of all denominations and forced people to stay in their homes for extended periods of time in fear of a highly contagious disease, people are welcoming the message of Jehovah’s Witnesses, he said. Jehovah’s Witnesses have long warned of the coming end of the world, of disaster and chaos, with a message of the need for salvation.
“We believe that the early decision to shut down all in-person activities for more than two years has saved lives,” said Robert Hendriks, U.S. spokesman for Jehovah’s Witnesses. “We’re now ready and eager to reconnect with our neighbors once again, person-to-person, face-to-face. It’s not the only way that we preach, but it has historically been the most effective way to deliver our message of comfort and hope.”