As expected the second (and third) paragraphs of the letter are being re-written to feature highlights in the local field to the congregations that it is addressed to...
Hence below is what I understand to be the highlighted figures in the letter that is being sent and read out (in the first week of January 2018) to congregations in the Philippines.
I believe that the Philippines is traditionally one of the WT's *Star Performers* in terms of growth (*cough*cough* if you exclude the 1975-fallout)
(Previous year's figures in brackets)
Peak Publishers: 210,914 (209,131)
Increase in publishers over last year’s average: 3 percent (1 percent)
Hours of Ministry: 52,443,544 (50,130,621)
Regular Pioneers: 45,264 - peak (41,182 - average)
Memorial Attendance: 575,813 (584,685)
- Baptized: 10,781 (8,900)