Jehovah’s Witnesses to meet in Mililani
More than 8,000 members are expected to attend the Jehovah’s Witnesses annual statewide convention, and they have invited at least that many strangers to join them.
The program under way this weekend at the denomination’s Mililani Assembly Hall, 239 Palii St., is one of eight sessions throughout the summer on Oahu. The annual district convention is repeated each weekend to accommodate delegates from the 58 Hawaii congregations. This weekend session is in English, and next weekend will be presented in Chinese and English. Other sessions are presented for people who speak Korean, Japanese, Ilocano and Samoan.
Jehovah’s Witnesses, who go door to door to distribute the Watchtower religious tract, have been distributing written invitations to the convention, which has “Deliverance at Hand” as its theme. The speakers will discuss the biblical basis for their beliefs about Jesus’ role in delivering mankind from the effects of sin and about survival when God’s day of reckoning arrives, according to an announcement.
No registration is required to attend the sessions, which begin at 9:30 a.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and continue at 2 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 1:40 p.m. Sundays. The programs end by 5:15 p.m. daily.
Similar conventions are held in other states and countries. There are about 1.5 million Jehovah’s Witnesses in the United States and about 6.6 million worldwide, according to the denomination’s information service.