Deliverance is theme of JW conventions by: hlwight
Updated: 2006-06-16 12:54:36-05
Two “Deliverance at Hand” conventions will take place in at the Tulsa Convention Center June 23-25 and June 30-July 2, 2006 beginning at 9:30 a.m. Admission to the conventions is free and no collections will be taken.
The 118 Jehovah’s Witness congregations in Southwest Missouri, a part of the 98,000 congregations worldwide, are taking part in a global campaign that in total will call attention to convention programs to be held in 155 lands.
Why the concerted global effort to advertise the convention program this year? The Witnesses believe that mankind sorely needs deliverance from the effects of inherited sin and its consequence, death; they feel that only God can bring about that kind of deliverance. Program parts will examine Jesus’ role in delivering mankind and will review various Bible accounts of deliverance. There will also be special focus on passages describing the hope of survival during God’s fast-approaching day of reckoning.
The Witnesses expect a record turnout for each convention in Tulsa, that are two of over 260 to be presented by Jehovah’s Witnesses throughout the United States. Total projected attendance for the U.S. is nearly 1.5 million. Additionally, the campaign will advertise international conventions scheduled to take place in Germany, the Czech Republic, and Poland during July and August 2006.