Jehovah’s Witnesses have been holding their annual conventions at the Mount Barclay Assembly Hall since October 13, and have extended an open invitation to the public to attend through December 31. The theme of this year’s convention is, “Don’t Give Up!”
The November 17 convention in Mount Barclay is a three-day event expected to be attended by an estimated 3,000 people.
A highlight of the Bible-based program will be the keynote address entitled, “What Can Help Christians Cultivate the Qualities Necessary to Endure Difficulties?”
The program will include talks and interviews to show how God “supplies endurance” to all sorts of people, even today. It will include multimedia that will describe how the Bible and even nature teach lessons about how to endure, and feature films that will be shown each afternoon, follow the story of a family who learned why Jesus said, “Remember the wife of Lot.”
Wayne Ward, a convention spokesman, states; “Challenges in life can rob us of peace and even cause some to think about giving up.” Mr. Ward added, “Our convention this year will benefit both Witnesses and non-Witnesses, because it promises to empower individuals not only to keep enduring, but also cope with challenges productively.”
Through December 31, Jehovah’s Witnesses are extending personal invitations to everyone in Monrovia from Bushrod Island, Sinkor, Old Road, SK Doe Boulevard and other parts of the country to attend the convention. “There is no admission fee,” a JW statement said, because the convention is supported entirely by voluntary donations.
Jehovah’s Witnesses in Liberia have organized 19 conventions – in two languages to be held in eight cities across the country. Worldwide, there are over 8,000,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses in more than 115,000 congregations.