Witnesses Launch International Campaign for ‘Deliverance’
by Source Staff
July 28. 2006 – Starting this weekend and continuing the next three weeks, Jehovah’s Witnesses will launch an intensive campaign to extend a personal invitation to everyone in Frederiksted, including those from St. Thomas, St. John, and British Virgin Islands to attend the 2006 “Deliverance at Hand!” District Convention. The Witnesses want to provide each household with the specially printed invitation that also gives information about the three-day event being held at Jehovah´s Witnesses Assembly Hall beginning at 9:30 a.m., Friday, Aug. 4, at 23 North Carlston Road, Frederiksted. Admission to the convention is free and no collections will be taken.
This massive volunteer effort to invite people to this and similar conventions will take place not only in Frederiksted but also around the world. The area’s 10 Witness congregations are taking part together in a distinctive global campaign now under way to advertise the “Deliverance at Hand!” convention programs that will be held in 155 lands. Building on the Scriptural basis set out in Acts 20:20 for their house-to-house work of Bible education, the Witnesses would like to have millions of their neighbors worldwide benefit from the invitation. At these conventions they will have opportunity to hear a message of comfort and hope, which Romans 15:4 explains is one reason why the Bible was written.
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 in Frederiksted expect a record turnout for the convention at the Jehovah´s Witnesses Assembly Hall. Additionally, the campaign will advertise international conventions scheduled to take place in Germany, the Czech Republic, and Poland during July and Aug. 2006.
Over 98,000 congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses worldwide will share in advertising their local convention with the special invitations. For more information, contact Willmar Acevedo at 772-4092 on St. Croix or Noel Lewis at 775-5296 on St. Thomas.