The 2018 Regional Conventions of Jehovah’s Witnesses with the theme, “Be Courageous!” will begin August 31 in Nigeria, the religious group has said.
The convention programme, the group said, will help delegates in attendance to apply the Bible’s practical advice in facing life’s varying challenges with God-given courage.
According to a statement signed by George Ijeh, a spokesman for Jehovah’s Witnesses in Nigeria, the three-day programme is rich in content (talks and multi-media presentations) that would appeal to all who need courage to face life’s pressures.
He encouraged everyone to attend as “no admission fee and no collections will be taken.”
“When you look at the news today, you can clearly see that people of all ages are dealing with more anxieties and fears than ever before. It takes courage to face these pressures. We welcome everyone to this year’s convention to benefit from the practical advice that’s contained in the Bible,” Ijeh said.
“The three-day programme consists of 54 presentations that will include talks, audio dramas, interviews, and short videos.
“Highlights include the baptism, on Saturday morning, of new members who have completed a Bible study programme, and a public discourse on Sunday morning, on the theme, “The Resurrection Hope Imparts Courage —How?
“Additionally, a feature film entitled The Story of Jonah—A Lesson in Courage and Mercy will be shown on the final day of the convention programme.
“For the benefit of all, the programme will be presented in English, French, American Sign Language (ASL), and more than 20 indigenous Nigerian languages, including Igbo, Esan, Nigerian Pidgin, Yoruba, Efik, Gun, Hausa, Tiv, Idoma, Isoko, Urhobo, and Ijaw, among others.”
Ijeh said there will be 308 conventions scattered across various locations in Nigeria.
The programme is billed to commence at 8:20am each day, and close at 3:50pm, except on Sunday, when it closes at 2:45pm.
The convention begins in the Lagos-Ogun area from August 31 and will hold at the Assembly Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses located along Idiroko Road, Ota; Daluwon along Mowe-Ofada Road; Lekki at Ajibona Village and Badagry at 5, Assembly Road, Itoga, opposite Limca bus stop.
Apart from Nigeria, the conventions are being held at venues in about 180 different lands. The date and location for each convention can be found on the Witnesses’ official website, jw.org.