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Jehovah's Witnessess to Hold Conventions


Posted July 21, 2017

TOLEDO -- Jehovah's Witnesses will soon hold their annual conventions at SeaGate Convention Centre in downtown Toledo. The organizers have extended an open invitation for all to attend. The theme of this year's program is "Don't Give Up!"

"Challenges in life can rob us of peace and even cause some to think about giving up," Daniel A. Brown, a spokesman for Jehovah's Witnesses, said in a news release. "Our conventions this year will benefit both Witnesses and non-Witnesses because it promises to empower individuals not only to keep enduring but also to cope with life's challenges productively using scriptural principles. Furthermore, convinced that God is not partial, we promote an atmosphere of spiritual brotherhood that is truly international, free of racial and political barriers."

The three-day program is divided into 52 parts and will be presented in a variety of formats, including brief Bible-themed discourses, interviews and short videos. Additionally, one segment of a three-part feature film titled "Remember the Wife of Lot" will be shown each afternoon.

Admission to each event is free and no collections are taken. Conventions of Jehovah's Witnesses are supported entirely by voluntary donations. The first weekend is July 28, 29 and 30, followed by the Spanish language version of the same program on Aug. 4, 5 and 6. The start time is 9:20 a.m. each day. Delegates from Northwest Ohio, Southeast Michigan and Northeast Indiana are scheduled to attend. Additionally, Spanish-speaking delegates will be coming from Kentucky, Pennsylvania and New York. An estimated 11,000 will come to the SeaGate Convention Centre for the Bible-based programs over the two weekends.

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