|Jehovah’s Witnesses keep watch from today |
BY ANGELA PIDDUCK Thursday, December 10 2009
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FROM TODAY to Sunday, the Jehovah’s Witnesses of Trinidad and Tobago will host the International Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port-of-Spain. The theme for this important event in the lives of Witnesses is “Keep on the Watch”.
Arranged by the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses, visiting delegates from 20 countries, including most islands of the Caribbean, the Bahamas, Aruba, Curacao, Suriname, Venezuela and the United States of America will participate in daily programmes starting Thursday with an afternoon session at 1.30 pm.
The keynote address “How Jehovah Helps Us to ‘Keep on the Watch,’” will set the tone for the entire convention.
The programme which will end at 4.45 pm, continues with morning sessions starting at 9.20am on the following three days; and afternoon sessions on Friday at 1.50 pm., Saturday at 1.35 pm and Sunday at 1.30 pm.
All convention sessions are open to the public and are free. No collection is ever taken and parts of the programme will be presented in English, Chinese, ASL and Spanish. Witness missionaries will be on hand to share interesting and heartwarming reports from different lands. Estimates are that 25,000 will attend the convention locally. Attendance figures will be announced at the conclusion of each session
From June through December of this year, Jehovah’s Witnesses have held international conventions in 33 major cities located in 16 different lands on five continents.
The convention theme highlights the benefits Bible readers and students may derive from observing significant world developments and events in the light of Bible prophecy undergoing fulfillment. According to the Witnesses “Jesus Christ gave a composite sign of happenings in our time that indicate we are approaching the end of this system of things”.
The official journal of Jehovah’s Witnesses is The Watchtower, which has a circulation of over 37,200,000 copies, in 174 languages. Witnesses number over 7,100,000 worldwide and function in 236 lands and territories. They are organised into more than 103,000 congregations, all of which work under the direction of a central governing body located in Brooklyn, New York.