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Witnesses launch world’s most translated website

Jehovah’s Witnesses have launched a month-long global distribution of a new tract entitled Where Can We Find Answers to Life’s Big Questions? to raise awareness of their official website,

By Wisdom Mdzungairi

Accessible in about 500 languages, with publications available for download in almost 700 languages, is the world’s most translated website.

The campaign was launched last week ahead of the first ever international convention to be held in Zimbabwe from August 22-24 to be attended by over 50 000 local and foreign delegates.

The international convention will host 3 500 delegates from the United States, Germany, Brazil and other countries including visiting missionaries.

The convention series commenced in the US and then continued in Australia, Ecuador, England, Germany, Greece, Mexico, South Korea, and Zimbabwe.

Convention spokesperson John Hunguka said: “For the past two weekends now, and continuing into next week, Jehovah’s Witnesses will extend personal invitations to everyone from the whole country of Zimbabwe to attend the convention with them.”

According to the organisation, 1 million unique visitors go to each day. The site features articles and videos offering practical advice to people of all ages, backgrounds, and circumstances. One of these videos entitled, Why Study the Bible? will be linked to a QR code found on the new tract. This video merges live-action elements and animation to illustrate the practical benefits of studying the Bible.

It is currently available in over 450 languages and has been downloaded nearly 4 million times since it was released last November.

Speaking at a Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) press briefing in Harare on Thursday, Hunguka said the gathering was different from other smaller conventions held in different parts of the country.

In addition to the international convention to be held in Harare, the Witnesses will also organise regional conventions in Karoi, Mutare, Gweru and Bulawayo, according to Hunguka.

“We would like to express our appreciation to all government departments that have supported our convention. We normally hold at least 30 regional conventions annually but this one is unique in that it will host a huge number of delegates for the first time in the country. This convention is being held in Zimbabwe for the first time, it is the only country in Africa to have hosted this convention this year,” he said.

Hunguka said all Witnesses and invited guests were being encouraged to attend.

“On Monday [tomorrow], we are expecting at least 900 international delegates to arrive and the rest will trickle in as the week progresses,” he said, adding that the convention would provide insight into issues vexing families and how to deal with them.

“This programme is about seeking God’s kingdom and putting that first in our life,” Hunguka said.

He added the three-day programme was aimed at teaching people about basic bible principles and how it affects family life, personality traits and characteristics.

“We believe God’s name is Jehovah; he is the creator of all things. We owe our worship and obedience to Him as our creator,” he said.

Through talks, demonstrations, interviews, dramas and accounts, families would be affected in a positive way.

The international conventions are thrilling and festive occasions to attend, which the public will enjoy as the Witnesses gather together as families and friends for what promises to be an exceptional series of programmes.

“The programme will highlight a central theme of the Bible and two core beliefs of Jehovah’s Witnesses — that God’s Kingdom was established in 1914 and that Jesus Christ is the King of that Kingdom. Really, the convention marks the centennial of God’s Kingdom,” Hunguka said.

He added, as was true with all of the Witnesses’ meetings, there will be no admission fee nor will collections be taken.

Hunguka said other countries in Africa were also invited to attend similar international conventions held overseas.

Last year, 36 regional conventions were held and a total 87 439 attended at different venues all over the country and 1 276 new members were baptized. The international convention in Harare will begin next Friday at 9:20am each day until August 24.

Worldwide, there are over 7,9 million Witnesses in more than 113 000 congregations and in Zimbabwe there are 42 000 Witnesses.

18 Responses to Witnesses launch world’s most translated website

  1. Celia August 23, 2014 at 3:27 am #

    That is sooooo Awesome! “The nations shall know that I am Jehovah”, as Jehovah said.

  2. Lynn Whinery August 23, 2014 at 4:01 am #

    I live in San DIego so we already had our convention. It was wonderful, and so were the new releases! This is SUCH a treat. We had our international convention a few years ago, and had the Spanish convention simultaneously (mainly from Mexico). It was awe-inspiring, everyone was in tears, we didn’t want it to end.

    • Mary kama55 August 23, 2014 at 9:02 pm #

      Jehovah thru the bible is teaching us how to live in peace.

  3. Beverly Hale August 23, 2014 at 5:38 am #

    Jehovah is making sure that every person regardless of their nationality, background, language or race are given the opportunity to hear the word of God. Wow what an amazing testimony to Matthew 24:14………

  4. Josie Betancourt August 23, 2014 at 11:24 pm #

    I was so happy & my heart filled with spiritual food. I know that Jehovah love us so much and I praise his name thru our savior his son who gave his life so we can gain everlasting life.
    My God Jehovah is the one and only true GOD & Creator.

  5. Donna Burston August 24, 2014 at 3:11 am #

    I too am one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and have been one since July 20, 1968, date of my baptism and it brings great joy to my heart to be able to be a part of this life saving global campaign so please everyone check out the website it can change your life!

  6. Cora Silva August 24, 2014 at 3:57 am #

    Hearing about this international convention in Zimbabwe is just so thrilling to hear about and know that it will be an event never to be forgotten! We also have already had our convention in June and also didn’t want it to end but we will be attending the International convention in Honolulu, Hawaii in November so we will be able to experience it all over again, can’t wait! And this August promoting with the special tract has been so rewarding because this is the means by which many more can now learn about Jehovah and His organization if they have a willing heart!

  7. Sharon Toombs August 24, 2014 at 4:51 am #

    Jehovah unites people as they come to learn of Him and his Son Jesus Christ. These are the elements of everlasting life. Accurate knowledge and we are watching Him keep his promise that the truth will be made available to all…..then the end will come. What an Awesome God we serve!!

  8. Sarai August 25, 2014 at 11:41 am #

    we enjoyed the convection the stadium was flooded with people. they had to put a tv screen outside the stadium we were 82000

  9. Rick August 26, 2014 at 3:40 am #

    It is truly wonderful to see our God’s name sanctified in this way. Millions of people world-wide being taught what the Bible really teaches. This is in stark contrast these days when there is much hatred being shown in the world. We hope that millions more, no, billions more would open their hearts to this healthful teaching and put on the new personality (Ephesians 4: 23, 24) What a beautiful world it will when this is finally realized! (Psalms 37:10,11, 29)

  10. Rhonda August 26, 2014 at 10:45 pm #

    I am so glad to be a part of this global campaign. What a great opportunity to share the most wonderful news and endless information to the world. Thank you Jehovah.

  11. Wayne August 26, 2014 at 11:15 pm #

    Seeing our brothers and sisters from different parts of this globe, all united in the worship of the one True God, Jehovah and following in the footsteps of our Lord Jesus Christ, is truly marvelous! All Praise to our Grand Provider, Jehovah!

  12. Emilia Eberhard August 27, 2014 at 4:44 am #

    I am 78 and have much to thank you for. Everything of importance I know, I learned it and continue learning it from J W. Org, Thank you so very much for all you do. Sis. Emilia

  13. onyeka August 27, 2014 at 5:05 am #

    am happy to be one of Jehovah’s witnesses, seeing Jehovah hands in feeding us spiritually through the faithful and discrete truly one truth that can’t be contested that this organization is the only organization that preaches the truth found in the bible.may Jehovah continue to grant us power never to give up and insight to the faithful and discrete slave.our convention is approaching,I can’t wait attend it.

  14. Antonia August 28, 2014 at 12:26 am #

    How blessed we are to have this God, Jehovah, this King, His son Jesus, and this brotherhood. Around the world our brothers and sisters are doing their part to help all know the wonderful hope He holds out to any who will gain knowledge of our Creator and align themselves with His son as outlined in the Bible: life on a paradise earth in perfection to praise and worship Him forever.

  15. sichivula August 28, 2014 at 12:49 pm #

    I am glad that I attended the International Convention in Harare. The delegates and all invited testified the uniqueness of Jehovah’s Witnesses that are a united people though living in different parts of the world. Peace and joy were abundant during the convention and all the time. It showed that these country boundaries only exist in the minds of selfish people. The earth does not know boundaries. I wish the world was like what we experienced and “tested” in Harare.
    Almost all the hotels and lodges were taken up by the foreign delegates. The International convention had its own bottled water for the whole period of the convention. Over 80 000 people drunk from this bottled water with a label, “Harare International Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses” and yet the venue remained without litter of any sort.
    May Jehovah Continue blessing you brothers in Zimbabwe for time, effort and finances you put in organizing the convention.
    May the Zimbabwe government officials continue opening up for the witnesses to preach and worship freely and in peace as it happened during the international convention.

    If you missed the international convention, there are many more regional conventions coming up in other towns in Zimbabwe.You can also visit the website to get a glimpse of what you missed and answers to most troubling questions about your life, about Jehovah’s witnesses etc.

  16. Barbara Walters August 29, 2014 at 6:01 am #

    It is a blessing to have taken part in the distrubution of the tracs to launch The JW.ORG Website. In this way, the word will reach the corners of the earth!

  17. opiety mangena August 29, 2014 at 3:36 pm #

    the convention was a successful one,,This was like an early paradise to me..Thank you Jehovah .i am proud to be called by your name

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