Jehovah’s Witnesses to host convention

2015-09-08 06:00

JEHOVAH’S Witnesses will hold their annual convention at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban. The convention will begin on Friday 11 September at 9am.

It will address delegates in Zulu, English and sign language from the north up to Richards Bay, south up to Port Shepstone and the Midlands up to Greytown. The public are welcome to attend. The theme of this year’s programme is “Imitate Jesus!”

The three-day convention series will demonstrate how Jesus’ example can give parents and children the tools to build stronger and united families. The programme will also include an examination of Jesus’ famed Sermon on the Mount.

Trevor Lee, a spokesman for the convention programme, explains: “Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount offers timeless advice that can help parents to better use their time and resources to build a more secure and loving family environment.

“Jesus, the founder of Christianity, is widely considered as one of the most influential and significant men who ever lived. As Christians, a core belief of Jehovah’s Witnesses is that Jesus lived his life as a model for us to follow. “The Imitate Jesus! convention will examine Jesus’ life as outlined in the Bible, and emphasise how all, regardless of their background, lifestyle, or religion, can benefit in practical ways from his example and teachings.

A highlight of the programme will be the keynote address on Friday 11 September at 11.45am, titled “Concealed in Him Are All the Treasures of Wisdom”.

Locally, all congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses have helped distribute printed invitations to family and neighbours. There is no admission fee and all are welcome. Conventions of Jehovah’s Witnesses are supported entirely by voluntary donations.

An estimated 40 000 a day will come to the Moses Mabhida Stadium for the Bible-based programmes. Jehovah’s Witnesses in South Africa are organising 52 conventions in 16 languages in 20 cities. Worldwide, there are over 8 000 000 Witnesses in more than 115 000 congregations.

Visit www.jw.org for more information on conventions and a detailed programme or you can call L. Moonsamy on 074 897 7027 or Muzi Hlongwane on 082 462 5012 for for more information. - Supplied.

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