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The proselytism of Jehovah's Witnesses: they even learn Chinese in Ecuador to recruit

RIES Secretariat, 4.06.18

**"What's the secret to having a family that's always close?"**reads Eduardo Cueva on a poster at the head of a mobile bookseller.

He translates it from a phrase written in Mandarin that attracts the attention of those who pass by the boulevard of the Quebrada, located at Av. de Los Shyris and Portugal (Quito, Ecuador). For the past two months, he and a colleague have been setting up the stand every Tuesday and talking to people who ask what it means. We read it in the newspaper La Hora.

All the book covers have colorful pictures and pictograms, and everyone talks about Jehovah's word. Cueva is from Guayaquil, is 28 years old and started learning the language when he was 20. "Some brothers came to teach Mandarin and I was included," says the young man, who speaks fluently.

No matter the language

Every day, groups of Jehovah's Witnesses are placed in different parts of the city to share their faith as part of the commands of their sect. "Messages must reach everyone, no matter what language they speak." For this reason, the sector was chosen to implement the Mandarin texts, as there is an important presence of Chinese and Mandarin speaking companies.

Although the Asian nation still does not officially allow Jehovah's Witnesses to open their offices, and in countries such as South Korea and Russia, members of this creed have been imprisoned, Cueva says that this is not an impediment to citizens' knowledge of his doctrine. From 8 a.m. onwards, install the bookcase and it is available until 12 a.m. so that people can take one of the texts for free. During the time that the initiative has been underway, not only Chinese people have come together, but also people of all nationalities says the Guayaquil native.

In other parts of the city, however, English is also preached once a week and those who are with the mobile booksellers attend to people who are interested in the explanatory materials. Books written in different languages are printed for Latin America in Brazil and Colombia and distributed from there to Ecuador.

To reach any person

Another special feature of the sect is that during all the meetings there are sign language interpreters who interpret for the hearing impaired. On the official website of the sect, there are explanatory videos for information.

Also included is a guide with phrases for people who need to preach in another language around the world. There are videos, songs, activities to practice and a manual to learn "What can you do if you meet someone who speaks another language?”.

Street proselytizing is one of the most recognized characteristics of Jehovah's Witnesses and one of their obligations. In fact, in sect jargon, they call themselves "publishers". It is common to see them in public spaces or visiting homes to preach their manipulated version of the word of God.

As we reported in 2014, at that time the sect began to test a new method of attracting followers, which is what you can now see in Quito and around the world: to be on the street, in busy places, not talking to anyone, but waiting for a passer-by to come and show interest in the books and brochures on display in these "booksellers" or small portable stands.

According to the official website of the sect, their role as preachers is explained from the biblical word, one of the quotes that are constantly repeated is the command of Jesus that is read in the Gospel according to Matthew: "Go, therefore, and make disciples of people of all nations, [...] teaching them to observe all the things that I have commanded you.

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http://www.infocatolica.com/blog/infories.php/1806030827-el-proselitismo-de-los-testig

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