Jehovah's Witnesses Welcome All to Their Conventions in Lubbock This Summer

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - Four conventions will be held in Lubbock, Texas for the Jehovah's Witnesses this summer.

Jehovah's Witnesses from Eastern New Mexico and West Texas will be gathering at the Memorial Civic Center in Lubbock, Texas over the summer for four conventions exploring the theme "Don't Give Up". The group is also extending the invitation to all, regardless of religious affiliation or belief.

"The theme will be discussed through scriptural presentations, dramatizations of real-life events and recreations of biblical accounts" said event spokesman Robert Sprecher, an elder at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Portales, New Mexico.

The four three-day conventions will be divided into two Spanish and two English events.  The first of the three-day Spanish conventions will begin Friday, June 16. The second will begin on Friday, July 7.

The first English convention will begin Friday, August 4, and the second will begin on Friday, August 25. All events will begin at 9:20 a.m.

There is no admission fee for the events and no collections taken.  The Jehovah's Witnesses are supported by voluntary donations.

This year the group expects around 10,700 members and interested persons to attend this years conventions.  Last year there were over 430 conventions in 110 cities and 32 languages. Recently, Jehovah's Witnesses were in the news after being labeled an "extremist organization" by Russia. Worldwide there are more than 8,300,000 Witnesses in over 119,000 congregations.

Fore more information, visit their website at www.jw.org/en/jehovahs-witnesses/conventions


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