Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Huge crowds attend 2017 Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses at Ota

By News Express on 13/10/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 2,689

 •Delegates departing the Assembly Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Ota, after a convention.
•Delegates departing the Assembly Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Ota, after a convention.

Thousands of delegates have gathered at the expansive Assembly Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses along Idi-Iroko Road, Ota, Ogun State, for the eighth in the series of the 2017 “Don’t Give Up!” Regional Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Many of the delegates arrived a day in advance so as not to kiss the opening session of the annual event.

News Express reports that huge crowds have been attending the convention, meant for people living in parts of Lagos and Ogun states, and which holds every Friday to Sunday. It started on August 25 and ends on December 25, 2017. A total of 16 conventions are scheduled to hold at the expansive Assembly Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses along Idi-Iroko Road, Ota.

Among the seven conventions so far held this year, the Nigerian Pigdin series held from September 29 to October 1 drew by far the biggest crowd of 10,067 delegates. Jehovah’s Witnesses adopted Nigerian Pidgin as a formal language of worship in 2015 and the recent convention was the first in Nigerian Pidgin to be held in Ota.

The 2017 convention features about 52-part events which include brief discourses, interviews and short videos. The convention features resources that will assist everyone to remain strong and resolute in their service to God in the face of overwhelming contemporary challenges. Among the high points is a three-part feature film entitled ‘Remember the Wife of Lot’ shown each afternoon. Another one is the baptism, every Saturday, of those who have completed a basic Bible study programme, while yet another is the Public Discourse with the theme, ‘Never Give up Hope!” delivered from 10:20 a.m. every Sunday.

The programme begins at 8:20 a.m. each day, ending at 3:50 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. There is no admission fee, as meetings of Jehovah’s Witnesses are supported entirely by voluntary donations.

Delegates have been full of appreciation for the rich spiritual content of the convention. Hassan Zubair, one of the volunteers who oversaw the organisation of three convention series held from the middle of September to early October, said: “The theme, “Don’t Give Up!” was chosen to help Jehovah’s people to stay strong because we are nearing the end of this wicked system of things. This is not the time for anybody to want to get tired because we have seen everything the Bible says will happen when the world is about to end.”

Another delegate, Ayodele Olupo, who served as Programme Overseer for three convention series, said: “I am impressed with the way things have been going. Thank God there is no ugly incident. We are inviting interested members of the public to attend subsequent conventions.”

Scheduled to hold in more than 30 locations throughout Nigeria’s six geographical zones, the convention series is holding in more than 20 Nigerian languages in addition to English, French and American Sign Language. Dates and locations for each convention for various parts of the country can be found on the Witnesses’ official website, www.jw.org

Source News Express

Posted 13/10/2017 2:47:58 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25 minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

 

You may also like...
Anambra First Lady calls for end to girl-child...

Recession will end before December: FG

Nigeria to look inwards to overcome economic challenges:...

China overloading poor nations with debt: Top US...

FG threatens to revoke Port Harcourt Int’l Airport...

Saraki to Dream Team VI: ‘Don’t give up...

HOUSE OF SHAME: Reps in physical combat as...

Kano court convicts musician for uncensored song, indecent...

Don’t assent to voucher officers’ bill, NULGE pleads...

Dickson lifts embargo on employment to mark re-election...

Abia governorship: ruling based on empirical facts, By...

Abductors of ex-sports minister demand N100m ransom

 

Latest News Ekiti Debacle: Policedeconstructs President Buhari Police parades Boko Haram Commander involved in abduction of Chibok Girls, other suspects Hoodlums burn, destroy Dino Melaye’s constituency projects We are not owing staff salaries, severance packages or gratuity — Fidelity Bank •Condemns harassment I won’t disappoint Ekiti people — Fayemi •Receives certificate of return Katsina flood: Corpse of missing bride recovered in Niger Republic Workers to know new minimum wage in August, says TUC Military arrests 7 more suspects over Plateau killings No plan to attack Cross River community, says Miyetti Allah FG presents ‘Nigeria Air’ to investors, partners Abeokuta Flood: Amosun deploys cabinet members to join in clearing exercise NBC to impose higher sanction on Ekiti Broadcasting Service

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (362,303 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (358,546 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (286,935 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (235,417 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (214,704 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (212,633 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (186,648 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (168,562 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (156,346 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (152,808 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (147,686 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (138,903 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (52) Business & Economy (3,350) Business Verdict (45) Columnists (887) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (516) Features (614) Global Business Monitor (285) International (2,139) Interview (157) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (127) News (37,238) Opinion (1,024) Pidgin (10) Politics (5,602) Religion (783) Sports (1,612) Stock Watch (33) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

FRANCE vs CROATIA 4-2 Highlights & Goals 2018

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement