Special Worldwide Campaign Brings Positive Message to Community
BRAWLEY — Brawley will be one of the thousands of communities around the globe that will receive a powerful message of hope this November as Jehovah’s Witnesses embark upon a special campaign focusing attention on the Bible’s hope for a better world.
The goal of the campaign is to distribute a special edition of The Watchtower magazine containing the cover series, A Better World is Near. More than 36 million printed copies of the magazine are expected to be distributed in some 230 languages to communities in 240 lands around the globe. In addition, the digital publication is available on various platforms in nearly 400 languages.
“People are longing to hear a positive message, and this is the best news possible,” said Robert Hendriks, US Spokesman for Jehovah’s Witnesses. “A better world is not just a dream, it’s inevitable. In fact, it is the central theme of the entire Bible.”
The magazine addresses the age-old “doomsday” question “Is this world going to end?” with a comforting answer that may surprise many readers. While many religions have predicted the “end of the world,” the magazine reveals the Bible’s clear message: the earth is here forever and will never end! However, the magazine also explains the powerful truth that wickedness will soon be gone, quoting the Bible book of Psalms, where it promises that the “lawless one” will be no more. (Psalm 37:10, Rotherham translation)
This positive message has been the hope of millions around the world who have prayed for God’s Kingdom to come, a familiar refrain of many Christians taught by Jesus in what some refer to as the Lord’s Prayer.
The Bible’s message reached the heart of Rudy Munoz of Southern California. Munoz grew up in an unstable home with an abusive father. In high school, he had a violent temper, became addicted to cocaine, and eventually ended up in prison.
“Drugs had taken over my life. It was an endless circle,” Munoz said. Although exposed to Bible teachings as a child, he admitted, “I did not live in harmony with what I knew.”
After his release from prison, Munoz became severely injured due to an accident. He viewed it as a wake-up call. During his recovery, he began to study the Bible and eventually became one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. His faith helped him to find balance for the first time. He said, “In the last 10 years, I haven’t turned back. It took a long time to get here, but I’m here. Now I’m smiling more than I ever have."
Munoz finds joy in sharing what he has learned with others in his community, including inmates at local prisons. "I see a lot of people are anxious and feeling the pressure of the world," he said. He encourages others with his personal experience that the Bible can instill a "hope for something better."
The Watchtower has been carrying a similar message about God’s Kingdom for more than 100 years and remains the most widely translated and circulated magazine in the world. The 2021 number two edition is available at no cost online at jw.org, where anyone can also request a free printed copy by scrolling down on the homepage to “Request A Visit.”
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