Witnesses convene

2016-09-21 06:00
MEMBERS of Jehova’s Witness filled the Mittah Seperepere Convention Centre for their annual Circuit Convention over the weekend. Photo: Boipelo Mere

MEMBERS of Jehova’s Witness filled the Mittah Seperepere Convention Centre for their annual Circuit Convention over the weekend. Photo: Boipelo Mere

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THE theme of the programme under which members of Jehova’s Witnesses filled the Mitta Seperepere Convention Centre for the past weekend was Remain Loyal to Jehova.

More than 2 000 people from the churches’ different congregations under Circuit 66 around the Northern Cape, Free State and North West attended the annual district convention.

They tackled social challenges under one roof.

The convention was held from Friday (16/09) to Sunday (18/09).

Thirty-nine members were also baptized as part of the programme.

The bottom line to the messages of support and testimonies shared was for members to remain faithful to Jehova.

Clarity was given by leaders of the church around the reasons behind their home visits and teaching to non-members.

Members of the community were requested by the church to open their doors to the visitors as they are on a mission to teach and to give advice on how to conduct their daily lives.

“We need to appreciate what Jehova is doing for us and abide by having faith in Him.

“We must keep on remembering that every source of our livelihood is around Jehova,” emphasised one of the leaders, Kegodisitswe Semkomeng.

Quoting from Matthew 28:19-20, Semkomeng emphasised that the main aim of their home visits was not to recruit members from different denominations.

Their main aim was to preach to all nations.

He continued by affirming his belief that the nation is awaiting the return of Jehova.

He therefore felt compelled to share this knowledge with everyone.

“We believe we live in the very final days and this message needs to be communicated to everyone.”

A member of the congregation, Outlwile Joodt from the Free State, added that the highlight of the gathering was that they learned from their different leaders and the different testimonies shared amongst themselves.

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