Witnesses begin series of “Guided by God’s Spirit” conventions
NEW YORK—Jehovah’s Witnesses announce the start of their 2008 “Guided by God’s Spirit” three-day conventions and enthusiastically invite all to attend. The first six of these events begin today in various locations across the United States: Long Beach, California; Pueblo, Colorado; Bloomington, Illinois; Portland, Maine; Jersey City, New Jersey; and Green Bay, Wisconsin. Continuing through mid-September, there will be a total of 305 conventions in 76 cities in the United States. Conventions will be held in English, as well as in Spanish and 14 other languages, including American Sign Language.
The convention explains why humans need reliable guidance and how God’s holy spirit provides it. The convention theme will develop Jesus Christ’s assurance to his followers, as recorded at John 16:13, that God’s spirit will guide them. Other key texts that will be discussed at the convention include Jeremiah 10:23, Romans 8:6, and Galatians 5:16.
All are invited to attend free of charge, since there is no admission fee or collection taken at any convention or meeting of Jehovah’s Witnesses. There are nearly 7,000,000 Witnesses associated with more than 101,000 congregations worldwide.
Contact: J. R. Brown, telephone: (718) 560-5600