Sunday, May 30th, 2010
"Go therefore and make disciples of people of all the nations." (Matthew 28:19)
Zealous Christians continue to obey that command, striving "to bear thorough witness to the good news." (Acts 20:24) A key method of doing so is by means of what Paul mentioned to the Ephesian elders—house-to-house preaching. In a 2007 book on effective missionary work, David G. Stewart, Jr., said: "The practical, applied focus of the Jehovah's Witnesses has proven far more effective at inspiring member-missionary participation than abstract, theoretical [urgings from pulpits]. For many Jehovah's Witnesses, sharing their beliefs with others is a favorite activity." The result? "In 1999, only 2 to 4 percent of people I surveyed in two Eastern European capitals reported ever being approached by Latter-day Saints or 'Mormon' missionaries. Over 70 percent reported being personally approached by Jehovah's Witnesses, often multiple times."
(Watchtower issue: 12/15/08, 4:10, 11)