ehovah’s Witnesses around the world will tomorrow Friday, October 23, begin their annual conventions at various locations under the theme, “Imitate Jesus,” Adam Brown, spokesman for this year’s convention in Liberia said.
During the course of the convention, Brother Brown said Jehovah’s Witnesses will discuss the keys to family happiness.
He said the Witnesses’ three-day convention series will demonstrate how Jesus’ example can give parents and children the tools to build stronger and more united families. The program will also include a stimulating examination of Jesus’ famed Sermon on the Mount.
Brown explains: “Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount offers timeless advice that can help parents to better use their time and resources to build a more secure and loving family environment.”
In Monrovia, for example, the Witnesses’ will converge at the Mount Barclay Assembly Hall at 9:30 a.m.
Accordingly, an estimated 2,000 persons are expected to come to the Mount Barclay Assembly Hall for the bible based program.
Jehovah’s Witnesses in Liberia are also organizing another 13 conventions in eight cities across the country to be delivered in two languages (Kissi and English).
The cities are Monrovia, Montserrado County; Buchanan, Grand Bassa County; Ganta, Nimba County; Gbarnga, Bong County; Voinjama and Foya in Lofa County; Harper, Maryland County; and Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County.
Worldwide, there are over 8,000,000 Witnesses in more than 115,000 congregations.
“Jesus, the founder of Christianity, is widely considered as one of the most influential and significant men who ever lived,” Adam Brown, a convention spokesman said.
As Christians, Brown said, a core belief of Jehovah’s Witnesses is that Jesus lived his life as a model for everyone to follow; therefore, this year’s 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 three-day program will be the keynote address on Friday morning entitled, ‘Concealed in Him are all the Treasures of Wisdom’,” Brown said.
He said that “admission is absolutely free” because conventions of Jehovah’s Witnesses are entirely supported by voluntary donations.