The Truth book referred to as the “blue bombshell” was printed in 117 languages – 107 million copies. To date the Teach Book 216 languages – 161 million copies.
They are no longer printing soft covered Bibles and only Wallkill prints Bibles for the entire world – 40,000 a month. The New World Translation is available in 90 languages with an additional 6 in Sign Languages. To date 166 million copies.
The Kingdom Hall program began in 1999. 144 countries are in it with 2000 brothers working with it. At the start there was a need for 22,613 KHs worldwide and now it’s down to 6,877.In 2010 alone, 1,942 KHS were built.
In 1999 Malawi described JWS as a people without churches. By September 2010 the brothers have put up 1000 KHS. The dictionary in their language now describe JWS as a people who build many churches.
In one Asian country where our work is banned, the brothers were building a KH and they hired a building contractor to work along with them. He was so impressed by the neat appearance and diligence of the brothers that he asked them who they were and what they were building. To maintain confidentiality, the brothers replied that they are just ordinary construction workers and are building an office for their owner. He said that he had been working in construction for over 20 years and this is no ordinary construction site – your owner must pay you a lot to demand such a high standard. The brothers said that clean clothing and good work habits are required by the owner and that ALL are happy with the pay the owner is giving them.
In Haiti all the witnesses are housed now while the country has not made any progress in helping their citizens. Our brothers, by means of our donations to the Worldwide Work, built 1700 wood/with galvanized sheeting homes for the brothers there. The Governing Body has approved of sending 4 missionary homes that are pre-fabricated– built in China – shipped in containers and a crew will assemble them there. Then Walkill will send the appliances, furniture and other necessary items and they’ll be ready for the missionaries to move in. If it is successful, they will do this in other countries as well.
In 2010 there were 51 million visits to the Society’s website, an average of 113,000 daily on www.watchtower.org alone. 4.5 million hours were spent reading our publications on the web. Average 100 daily requests for bible studies.