Here in Mallorca, the Testigos de Jehová (Jehovah’s Witnesses) are a busy lot. Years ago, when we still lived in the countryside, we had a spell of regular visits to our house. Now, in the town of Felanitx, some disciples ring our door bell now and then but, we try to avoid their all-consuming solicitations by not answering the door. There are about 20 local branches of the congregation on the island, offering weekly religious reunions to some 2,000 registered Jehovah’s Witnesses here in Mallorca. The church had been founded in the USA in 1870 with a Spanish district being set-up in 1915, according to Wikipedia.
Last weekend, some 3,500 members of the Spanish Watch Tower Society attended a three-day convention in the infamous Palma Arena. The venue might not have been the wisest choice from a devotional point of view, or so I would have thought. Any possible shortcomings in the flow of energy did not seem to bother the forty or so new ministers (disciples) who got baptized during the weekend assembly. No unfavorable effects were reported as yet, as far as I know. Still, I wouldn’t trust the long-term implications.
The photo (top) was taken in Felanitx, Mallorca, Baleares, Spain. The date: April 3rd, 2011. The time was 11:39:25. The photo (bottom) was borrowed from the Internet, courtesy of diariodemallorca.es and the photographer, M. Massuti.