Jehovah’s Witnesses Facing Personnel Shortage, Would Like To Know If You Have 30 Seconds To Talk About Our Lord And Savior Jesus Christ
May 21st - Sources say that Jehovah’s Witnesses, a religious group that is well-known for traveling door-to-door in an attempt to spread their message to as many people as possible, are facing a personnel shortage that has forced their messengers to cut their speaking time in half in an effort to reach more people.
The messengers, who typically walk around and knock on doors asking people if they have a minute to talk about Jesus Christ, are experiencing severe fatigue due to the lack of personnel, which has caused them to limit their conversations to thirty seconds or less.
“The change of pace is refreshing, to say the least,” said Mark, an accountant from upstate New York who doesn’t consider himself to be very religious. “I have a very busy schedule, and sitting down for an entire minute to talk about Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ just seems like a lot to handle. Thirty seconds though? Congratulations, you have my attention.”
While the shortened time frame in which to deliver their message has some drawbacks, Jehovah’s Witnesses appear to be thrilled with the faster tempo.
“We do seem to be reaching more people this way. I have to talk much faster, but I’m starting to get used to it,” said Jimmy, a Jehovah’s Witness since 2011. “Not only are more people willing to listen, but the ones who don’t listen are slamming the door in our face much faster than in previous years. We covered 38 residential neighborhoods in one day.”