Witnesses’ delighted with district convention
Jul 17 2006
Jehovah’s Witnesses from 33 congregations, including Clearwater and other interior locations, were thrilled with what they consider outstanding results from their efforts to invite their neighbors and the general public to the 2006 “Deliverance at Hand” district convention of Jehovah Witnesses.
A peak attendance of 3,518 had listened attentively to encouraging Bible-based talks.
“The number of people that turned out to our program was exceptional this year,” remarked Rodney Allen, one of the convention’s organizers. “We are convinced that people see the need for momentous changes if mankind is going to be any better off in the future. Our presentation of the Bibles message has shown that Jehovah God is the one to fill that need.”
The public discourse “Deliverance by God’s Kingdom Is at Hand” was presented on July 9.
Three weeks ago, local Witnesses embarked on a campaign to invite everyone in the area to attend the convention by leaving with them a colorful invitation. This was part of a worldwide campaign by the Witnesses to advertise the program.
“There is a vial need for all to know that God is going to end wickedness and suffering on the earth,” Allen said. “Therefore we feel serious responsibility to get this message out to all who will listen.”
The Witnesses were particularly delighted to welcome 21 who joined their ranks by getting baptized in an ordination ceremony on July 8.
The three-day event ended July 9 at 4:15 p.m. Allen summarized the event as: “The invitation campaign and the results in many areas of the Okanagan and Thompson as well as the facility and co-operation of the city of Kamloops helped make the convention a huge success bringing praise to Jehovah God.”