JOHANNESBURG—Jehovah’s Witnesses will soon hold their annual multi-lingual conventions in Johannesburg. They extend an open invitation for all to attend. The theme of this year’s programme is “Imitate Jesus!”
The second of two three-day events to be held in Johannesburg will begin on Friday, August 28, 2015, at 9:00 ending on Sunday, August 30 at 15:45.
There will be separate sessions in English, French and Sesotho.
“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!” conventions will examine Jesus’ life, as outlined in the Bible, and emphasize how all – regardless of their background, lifestyle, or religion – can benefit in practical ways from his example and teachings. A highlight of the program will be the keynote address on Friday morning, entitled “Concealed in Him Are All the Treasures of Wisdom.” says convention spokesman Paul Motloung.
Starting last weekend, and continuing for the next couple of weeks, Jehovah’s Witnesses extend personal invitations and distribute printed invitations to everyone from Central Johannesburg, the East Rand and Vaal Triangle to attend the convention. There is no admission fee. Conventions of Jehovah’s Witnesses are supported entirely by voluntary donations.
An estimated 65 000 will come to the Johannesburg Expo Centre for the Bible-based programmes. Jehovah’s Witnesses in South Africa plan to host 52 conventions in 16 languages in 20 cities and towns. Worldwide, there are over 8,000,000 Witnesses in more than 115,000 congregations.
Author: Paul Motloung
More Info link: http://www.jw.org/en/jehovahs-witnesses/conventions/
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