Thousands are expected to gather at the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium tomorrow for the District Convention of Jehovah's Witnesses, following a massive three-week effort to invite as many persons as possible to attend. The convention, from July 6-8 and July 13-15, will be an educational event centering on the subject of how to follow Jesus Christ. Organisers say it will afford opportunities to hear how others in the various parishes had been affected by Christ's example and teachings and, as a result, improved their family life, dealt with life's difficult problems, and drew closer to God.
Many local residents who studied the Bible will publicly symbolise their dedication to Jehovah God during a baptism ceremony on Saturday. Programme sessions will start at 9:30 a.m. all three days of the convention. Admission is free, and no collections will be taken.
Why are the Witnesses focusing so much attention on Christ?
Witnesses believe that a person's life will dramatically improve as a result of closely following Christ's example. They also feel that when people model themselves after the biblical pattern of Jesus Christ, they become better husbands, wives, fathers or mothers; youths develop a positive relationship with their parents, teachers and older ones; everyone who follows Christ fully becomes a better neighbour, employer, or employee than before.
Many local residents who studied the Bible will publicly symbolise their dedication to Jehovah God during a baptism ceremony on Saturday.