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What is “Serving Where the Need is Great”?

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Ministry Ideaz is a company that provides supplies for Jehovah’s Witnesses. It is a family-owned business that has operated online since 2003. During that time, Ministry Ideaz founders, who are also Jehovah’s Witnesses, had the opportunity to serve where the need for ministers is greater in Ecuador. But what exactly is “serving where the need is great”?

It sometimes means going to minister in a remote rural region where there are very few Jehovah’s Witnesses. For instance, JW.org showcases families who have traveled to an isolated part of Ireland, remote parts of Australia, and South Africa. Challenges they encounter include transportation and learning the local address system, or lack thereof.

Serving where the need is great can also mean ministering to the needs of groups who are isolated linguistically or culturally. Jehovah’s Witnesses make an effort to reach out to refugees all over the world, with special efforts in Central Europe. Recently, some members participated in New York City’s “Gateway to Nations,” a Native American celebration and powwow. Jehovah Witness literature is available in over 750 languages, and many Witnesses make the effort to learn the languages of local immigrant, refugee, and indigenous communities.