No fewer than 15,000 delegates of Jehovah’s Witnesses from Oyo, Osun , and Ogun states are expected to attend this year’s annual convention in the city of Ibadan, the Oyo state capital ,to enjoy a three- day upbuilding and refreshing spiritual instructions.
Love is the focus of this year’s convention, holding this weekend Friday 18 October, to Sunday 20 October , 2019 at the Assembly Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Ifatumo Village, along Lalupon-Ejioku road, Ibadan .
The convention, which is part of this year’s annual gathering of the witnesses, is holding in 240 countries worldwide.
In 2018, over 20 million people attended the three-day conventions of Jehovah’s Witnesses across the globe.
In a statement signed and made available to newsmen in Ibadan on Thursday by a local Representative of Jehovah’s Witness , Gill Adekannbi, the three-day convention featuring the theme ” Love Never Fails”! will be concluded on Sunday 20 October , 2019.
According to him, the 3rd out of the 9 series of the convention in the city of Ibadan, will be held in Yoruba. By means of talks, symposiums many videos and other features, the convention will demonstrate the positive influence that unselfish love can have to bring people together from diverse backgrounds.
On the convention programme highlights, Adekannbi said ” The convention programme will examine how Bible principles help people in practical ways. The Friday programme will address how love can help people surmount obstacles such as a troubled upbringing, chronic illness, or poverty.
” Saturday programme will consider how Bible principles help husbands, wives, and children to show love for one another. Sunday programme will include a public Bible discourse entitled “True Love in a Hate-Filled World Where?” that will address overcoming prejudice and hatred.”
He stressed that conventions of Jehovah’s Witnesses are free to the public and that no collections are taken, noting that “Love Never Fails” is one of the largest global conventions in 2019, spanning six continents and over 200 countries and presented in over 400 languages.
” A complete programme schedule, a video about conventions of Jehovah’s Witnesses, times and locations for these public conventions can be found on the official website of Jehovah’s Witnesses, jw.org ” , he stated .