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Published On: Mon, Sep 17th, 2018

Jehovah’s Witnesses annual convention begins in Abuja

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By Albert Akota Abuja

Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT and its environ are set to launch their annual convention series at their Kwali Assembly Hall.
A statement issued by the convention organizer says the convention is important at this critical times, ‘’we need courage more than ever at School, at work and when tragedy strikes.’’
Members are expected to enjoy this year’s convention with the theme, ‘’Be Courageous’’.
Each weekend beginning yesterday for a period of 15 weeks which will end on the week of December 23 delegates would be spiritually refreshed.
The three-day program consists of 54 presentations that will include talks, audio dramas, interviews, and short videos. Additionally, a feature film entitled, ‘’The Story of Jonah, A Lesson in Courage and
Mercy’’ will be shown on the final day of the convention program. Each day, the morning and afternoon sessions will be introduced by music videos prepared specifically for the convention.
The Bible talks and interviews are expected help delegates learn practical ways they can build courage to face today’s chaotic world.
Also to be enjoyed are various videos where you would observe real people and even five animals teach members and their friends about courage.
According to David A. Semonian, a spokesman for Jehovah’s Witnesses said “When you look at the news today, you can clearly see that people of all ages are dealing with more anxieties and fears than ever
before. It takes courage to face these pressures. We welcome everyone to this year’s convention to benefit from the practical advice that’s contained in the Bible.”
The statement said one of the highlight of the convention program, is a Bible discourse on Sunday with the theme: “The Resurrection Hope Impacts Courage-How?”
The conventions program would be conducted in English, Nigeria Pidgin, Yoruba, Igbo and the American Sign Language for those hearing impaired.
Meanwhile, thousands of new members are expected to be ordained through water baptism.

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