Finding Real Hope in Times of Trouble

Exploring the theme of “real hope” resonates with many who feel hopeless in the face of relentless bad news and mounting problems.

After two years virtual, all congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses across the world are being encouraged to begin holding in-person meetings during the week of April 1. The move back to in-person meetings coincides with two global events. The first is a special 30-minute program scheduled in most congregations for April 10, 2022, entitled, “Where Can You Find Real Hope?” Additionally, the public is also invited the following week to the annual Memorial observance of Jesus Christ’s death on the evening of Friday, April 15, 2022. The annual commemoration of the death of Jesus Christ will be held on the very day he sacrificed his life 1,989 years ago. All 120,000 congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses, including local Kingdom Halls across the first coast (30+ congregations, in Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties) will host these special events with live speakers.

“We’re overjoyed to be able to come together again in person at this very special time,” said Robert Hendriks, U.S. spokesman for Jehovah’s Witnesses. “This event takes on a new dimension as we return to our Kingdom Halls and invite our neighbors to join us. It’s very exciting!” Congregations will also offer a videoconferencing option for all congregants and visitors.

Admission to both programs is free, and no registration is required. Information on attending locally is available at

“In times like these, we need hope more than ever,” said Hendriks. “Hope helps a person look ahead with courage and confidence to the fulfillment of God’s beautiful promises. That’s why attending one of these special programs can be life-changing.”


Gralyn Matthews, Sr.
Public Communications Representative
Public Information Desk | United States Branch
Cell: 904.662.1622

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