Jehovah's Witnesses spread message in different ways amid pandemic
Jehovah's Witnesses say the pandemic forced them to change the way they preach - and for the better.
Typically, Jehovah's Witnesses go door-to-door to spread bible praises. But once the pandemic hit, they changed their operation to writing letters and making phone calls.
Judy St. Lewis lives in Canarsie and used to go throughout her neighborhood to talk with her neighbors about Jehovah's Witness. Now she is able to reach more people - at 92 years old - from the safety and comfort of her couch by using her phone.
A spokesperson for Jehovah's Witnesses, Robert Hendricks, says this is their way of showing their neighbors that they love them. Through such an isolated time, Hendricks says the connection and power of preaching is more important to them now more than ever.
About 51,000 people across the country have reached out to the organization last year requesting more information.