DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - Island of Hispañola
Population: 9,000,000 approx.; Publishers: 25,936; Ratio: 1 publisher to 335; Congregations: 363; [2006 Yearbook]
Comments by the Faithful & Discreet Slave class about those serving where the need is greater, specifically in their relationship to the progress of the worldwide Kingdom Preaching work:
"What accounts for such progress? Many things. Missionaries trained at the Watchtower Bible School of Gilead and, more recently, upwards of 20,000 graduates of the Ministerial Training School have made a huge contribution. So have the many Witnesses who at their own expense have moved to lands where the need for Kingdom publishers is greater. Such self-sacrificing Christians—men and women, young and old, single and married—play a significant role in preaching the Kingdom message throughout the earth. They are greatly appreciated."
Watchtower July 1, 2005, Pages 22-23
Comments by the Domincan Branch office regarding those from abroad who serve where the need is greater in the Dominican Republic:
"If the hundreds of foreigners who serve here were to leave, the stability of the congregations would be affected. It is a blessing to have them with us!" 2005 Watchtower, July 1, Pages 22-23.
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