The 2017 Regional Convention of Jehovah Witnesses with the theme: Don’t Give Up” has commenced in Benin City.
Best Mbiere reports that speakers at the convention likened a Christian who wants to enjoy the race of achieving everlasting life to an athlete who is involved in a marathon race and endures to the finishing line.
Members of Jehovah’s witnesses drawn from thirty local congregations and other invited guests converged on the Assembly hall to be part of the 2017 Regional Convention.
Delivery a public lecture in Pidgin English on the topic, never give up hope, the Speaker Nwankpa Gabriel said the increase in joblessness, Diseases death and other issues show that the time for Jehovah to act is close.
In a eight part symposium titled, We Must Run with Endurance speaker after speaker harped on the need for Christians to run the race of life with the mind set of getting a reward, and urged all to imitate the biblical examples of the faithful servants of Jehovah.
A drama presentation on why Christians should shun the bad examples of lot’s wife who was materialistic, while the last speaker Abia Abiaja spoke on the topic, keep in expectation. It will not be late.
The convention Chairman and other worshippers shared their experience.
During the convention, thirty-three ministers were ordained as they symbolized their dedication through water Baptism.