ONE of the largest global conventions in 2019, spanning six continents and over 200 countries and presented in over 400 languages, will be coming to Durban from September 6 to September 8.Beginning in May, Jehovah’s Witnesses have hosted a global series of three-day conventions featuring the theme “Love Never Fails.” It is anticipated that there will be an attendance of 38 000 per day at the Durban convention, to be held at the Moses Mabhida Stadium, which will be presented in English, Zulu and South African Sign language. The programme in Durban; including Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, Maseru, Windhoek and St. Helena; will be tied in to the Johannesburg international convention. The Johannesburg international convention will host 6 000 foreign delegates coming from 80 countries. The impact on Johannesburg’s economy is estimated at R60 million. A total attendance of 161 000 is expected at locations tied in, including the main convention.“These events will illustrate the positive influence that love can have to bring people together from diverse backgrounds,” said Logan Moonsamy, a local representative for Jehovah’s Witnesses. “Local Jehovah’s Witnesses get an opportunity to meet and enjoy association with their fellow Witnesses, and the community here in Durban is happy to accommodate the influx of visitors at the many local restaurants, hotels, popular tourist destinations, and bed and breakfast venues”.The convention programme will examine how Bible principles help people in practical ways. The Friday programme will address how love can help people surmount obstacles such as a troubled upbringing, chronic illness, or poverty. Saturday’s programme will consider how Bible principles help husbands, wives, and children to show love for one another. Sunday’s programme will include a public Bible discourse entitled “True Love in a Hate-Filled World — Where?” that will address overcoming prejudice and hatred. Conventions of Jehovah’s Witness are free to the public; no collections are taken. — Supplied.