An estimated 3,000 from Gaborone, including those from Lobatse, Jwaneng, Molepolole and Mochudi, will come to the Botswana National Stadium over two successive week-ends for a three-day event focusing on finding reliable guidance.
Jehovah’s Witnesses will host their annual convention at the National Stadium with the first (English) of the two local conventions beginning Friday 12th September 2008, followed by the second (Setswana) beginning Friday 19th September 2008. Both conventions start at 9.00am. The 2008 “Guided by God’s Spirit” District Convention is open to the public. Admission to the convention is free, and no collections will be taken. The program will focus on why reliable guidance is needed today and where people can turn to for trustworthy advice in all aspects of life.
Witnesses who are associated with the area’s 25 congregations anticipate an excellent turnout for the event in view of the enthusiastic response to last year’s convention, which had the theme, “Follow the Christ!” Witnesses also look forward to welcoming many non-witnesses to the convention. Witnesses believe that all who attend will benefit from the practical information presented.
Throughout Southern Africa, there will be more than 70 conventions in 40 cities and towns. Worldwide, there are nearly 7,000,000 Witnesses in over 101,000 congregations. In 2007, more than 12 million people attended over 3,200 of the Witnesses’ conventions around the world.