Witnesses converge on Kamloops
Jehovah’s Witnesses are inviting the public to their annual convention, which includes two three-day events, the first of which will begin on Friday, July 8, at Interior Savings Centre.
This year’s convention is known as Let God’s Kingdom Come! There is no admission fee as conventions of Jehovah’s Witnesses are supported entirely by voluntary donations.
Jehovah’s Witnesses believe the request for God’s Kingdom in the model prayer, recorded in the Bible at Matthew 6:10 (also known as the Lord’s Prayer or the Our Father), has profound meaning.
They also believe the answer to that prayer will bring significant changes to Earth and mankind.
The Witnesses’ convention program will include what they say are intriguing details from the Bible’s explanation of such developments.
The first day of the first convention in Kamloops begins at 9:20 a.m.
Daily themes are based on passages of scripture, including Matthew 4:17, Matthew 6:33, and 2 Peter 1:11. Strengthening one’s faith in the reality of that Kingdom will be the focus of the program.
Locally, all of the area’s seven congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses will be supporting the activity of distributing printed invitations to the convention.
An estimated 6,500 people will converge on Interior Savings Centre over two successive weekends (the second weekend of the convention begins on Friday, July 15) for the Bible-based programs.
Throughout Canada, there will be 42 conventions in 22 locations. Worldwide, there are more than 7.5 million Witnesses in more than 107,000 congregations.