Religion — St. Croix
Jehovah’s Witnesses are launching a vigorous campaign to invite all to hear interesting discussions about the Bible’s description of what many people refer to as the end of the world. Witnesses are convinced that each of their neighbors will be intrigued and even encouraged by what will be presented at the 2009 “Keep on the Watch!” The District Convention will be held Aug. 14-16, at the Assembly Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 23C North Carlton Road, Frederiksted.
Starting this week and continuing for the next two weeks, Jehovah’s Witnesses will extend a personal invitation to everyone from the U.S. and the British Virgin Islands to attend the three-day event, which will begin at 9:20 a.m., Friday, Aug. 14. The theme is based on several passages of the Bible, including Matthew 24:42 and Mark 13:37, where Jesus Christ instructed his followers to “keep on the watch.” How the Bible illuminates and clarifies the import of those words for modern Bible readers will be the focus of the program. Admission to the convention is free, and no collections will be taken.
The Witnesses’ campaign will include the distribution of an attractively illustrated invitation. This is similar to what they did in 2007 for their successful “Follow the Christ” District Convention. They hope to extend a personal invitation to as many people as possible. Locally, all of the area’s three Witness congregations will be supporting this effort to increase awareness of the convention. An estimated 900 will come to the Assembly Hall. They look forward to welcoming many non-Witnesses to the convention and believe that all who attend will benefit from the practical and timely information presented.
Throughout the V.I. and Puerto Rico there will be over 20 conventions. Worldwide, there are over 7,100,000 Witnesses in more than 103,000 congregations.
The local contact is Marston Adams at 772-4307 or 201-6662 (cell).