After what can only be called a COVID hiatus, Jehovah’s Witnesses plan to start their trademark door-to-door ministry Sept. 1.

It’s a worldwide resumption after 30 months of time off.

The decision to resume :marks the complete restoration of all pre-pandemic in-person activities for nearly 1.3 million Jehovah’s Witnesses in the 12,000 congregations in the United States,” according to the announcement.

“It has been nice to write letters and make phone calls to encourage neighbors during the pandemic, but nothing can substitute for a face-to-face conversation,” said Gram Hopwood, whose family will be taking to the neighborhoods in the coming weeks.

Like the rest of the world, the global pandemic forced the faith into virtual meetings and conventions — working exclusively through letters, phone calls and virtual bible studies.

And just like the rest of the world, it seems to be the right time to come out of the pandemic.

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