Believers of the Jehovah’s Witness are set to converge in Gaborone for their Annual District Convention at a time when some powerful and influential voices in academia and media dismiss or disparage belief in God.
Jehovah’s Witnesses are proclaiming the importance of the belief in God, actually promoting the strengthening of one’s personal attachment to God.
The oncoming convention is expected to present an intriguing approach to the topic “Remain Close to Jehovah!” as a clarion call to the faithful as well as an analysis of faith and reason.
In a statement released by Darrell Morton, the Country representative, the convention will be presented as encouragement for those who already believe in God and wish to deepen their spirituality.
However, the program will also feature parts that respectfully examine different attitudes nonbelievers have toward God and misconceptions that hinder many from developing an intimate friendship with God.
He revealed that this weekend’s convention will be conducted in English and two weeks from now a Setswana one will be done in Molepolole, to cater for the majority of believers.
Morton noted that the weekend programme is such that the Friday morning session will feature the keynote address, “How Jehovah Draws Close to Us.”
He added that on Friday afternoon, most of the program will focus on how family members can enhance their communication with one another based on their individual relationships with God.
The Saturday’s program will feature positive steps one can take to protect one’s spirituality and one’s relationship with God. This point will be especially emphasized on Saturday morning, when local residents who studied these and other Bible topics in detail will publicly symbolize their personal dedication to God during a baptism ceremony.
On Sunday morning, a fast-moving series of talks will provide a fresh examination of eight aspects of God’s appealing personality as revealed in the Scriptures. The public discourse, entitled “How Can You Draw Close to God?” will address several questions, such as: Does God exist? If so, has he communicated with mankind? By what means?
A special feature on Sunday afternoon will be a full-costume drama set in the first century, focusing on God’s desire to deliver those close to him when he brings an end to wickedness on earth.
The convention is expected to attract believers from all over the country and outside. It is scheduled to begin Friday, September 3, at 9:00 am, at Ditsupho Hall, Fairgrounds, Gaborone.