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Jehovahs Witnesses Gather at the Irving Convention Center for Annual Convention

BY IRVING WEEKLY STAFF

Irving, Texas. June 30, 2017

Spanish congregations of Jehovah's Witnesses are holding their three-day convention at the Irving Convention Center this weekend.   Witness regional conventions are usually friday through sunday.   The following is a list of available dates for their conventions and the languages of each:

  • Spanish - June 30 to July 2: Irving Convention Center - 1st Floor Exhibit Hall A & B
  • Spanish - July 21 to 23: Irving Convention Center - 1st Floor Exhibit Hall A & B
  • English - August 11 to 12: Irving Convention Center - 1st Floor Exhibit Hall A & B
  • Korean - August 11 to 12: Irving Convention Center - 4th Floor Grand Ballroom
  • English - August 18 to 20: Irving Convention Center - 1st Floor Exhibit Hall A & B
  • Swahili - August 18 to 20: Irving Convention Center - 4th Floor Grand Ballroom
  • English - August 25 to 27: Irving Convention Center - 1st Floor Exhibit Hall A & B
  • Vietnamese - August 25 to 27: Irving Convention Center - 1st Floor Exhibit Hall A & B (selected talks translated)

The theme of this year's convention is "Don't Give Up!".  They expect an attendance between 3,000 to 4,000 each weekend.

Highlighted throughout the program will be how God "supplies endurance" to all sorts of people, even today.   A series of talks will also use examples from nature as proof that we can all endure despite hardships.  Witnesses at their headquarters in Patterson, New York have produced a high-quality feature film based on Jesus' words written in Luke 17:32,  "Remember the wife of Lot."  The film will be played in three parts each of the convention days.  

On Sunday morning, everyone in attendance will benefit from an encouraging discourse titled “Never Give Up Hope!”.

You can view a complete program schedule and watch a video about the convention.

Jehovah's Witnesses are well known in Irving for their house-to-house ministry.  Although some object to getting visits from Witnesses, one of the attendees to the convention said, "Jehovah’s Witnesses are a peaceable, law-abiding people. We strive to be model citizens and good neighbors in our community. Although some people do not fully understand our beliefs, we imitate Jesus in reaching out to them with our positive message, and the convention program highlights why."

About Jehovah's Witnesses

Jehovah’s Witnesses are members of a worldwide Christian religion who actively share with others information about God, whose name is Jehovah, and about his Son, Jesus Christ. They view first-century Christianity as their model. They believe that in addition to drawing one closer to God, living by Bible principles gives purpose to life, promotes strong family ties, and develops productive and honest citizens. 

Here are some facts that you may not know about Jehovah's Witnesses:

  • 240​ - Lands where Jehovah’s Witnesses worship
  • 8,340,982​ - Jehovah’s Witnesses
  • 10,115,264​ - Free home Bible courses conducted
  • 20,085,142​ - Attendance at the annual Memorial of Christ’s death
  • 119,485​ - Congregations
  • The official website, jw.org is available in over 600 languages.  

Irving Jehovah's Witness congregations meet at two locations which they call Kingdom Halls: 2804 Rock Island Rd and 4259 Conflans Rd.   Irving has so much diversity in their population that these congregations offer services and meetings in english, spanish, french, hindi, and lingala. 


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