By Diamond Oke, Ibadan
Thousands of delegates of Jehovah’s Witnesses are holding this year’s annual conventions in major cities across Nigeria, at different convention venues where the worshippers are expected to enjoy three- day upbuilding and refreshing spiritual instructions.
Love is at the centre of this year’s conventions, holding in 240 countries worldwide. In 2018, over 20 million people attended the three-day conventions of Jehovah’s Witnesses across the globe.
In Ibadan, the convention series will start on Friday, October 4, at the Assembly Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses at the Assembly Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Ifatumo Village, along Lalupon-Ejioku road, Ibadan.
In a statement signed and made available to journalists in Ibadan yesterday by the local Representative of Jehovah’s Witness , Gill Adekannbi, the three-day conventions featuring the theme ” Love Never Fails” will be concluded in the city on Sunday, December 15.
According to him, the conventions which will be held in English, Nigerian Sign Language and Yoruba, will illustrate the positive influence that love can have to bring people together from diverse backgrounds.
On the convention programme highlights, Adekannbi said ” The convention programme will examine how Bible principles help people in practical ways. The Friday programme will address how love can help people surmount obstacles such as a troubled upbringing, chronic illness, or poverty. Saturdays programme will consider how Bible principles help husbands, wives, and children to show love for one another. Sundays programme will include a public Bible discourse entitled True Love in a Hate-Filled WorldWhere? that will address overcoming prejudice and hatred.”
He stressed that conventions of Jehovah’s Witnesses are free to the public and that no collections are taken, noting that “Love Never Fails” is one of the largest global conventions in 2019, spanning six continents and over 200 countries and presented in over 400 languages.
” A complete programme schedule, a video about conventions of Jehovah’s Witnesses, times and locations for these public conventions can be found on the official website of Jehovah’s Witnesses, jw.org ” , he stated .