May 20, 2024

Last, Friday 21st July, 2023, marks the start of the 2nd session of this year’s Jehovah’s witnesses convention.

This year’s convention will be observed by all Jehovah’s witnesses across the globe but the congregation in Ghana started the convention July, 2033 with the Techiman Nkwaeso Assembly Hall hosting that of Techiman and its surroundings.

This year’s global convention is the first of its kind that the congregation is doing at large gatherings after the Covid-19 pandemic forced elders of the congregation to result in virtual conventions.

Spokesperson for Jehovah’s Witnesses said, “As much as we loved the convenience and quality of our virtual conventions, nothing can replace being together in a group setting”.

This year’s convention will be done in six (6) sessions in order for the local committee of the congregation to manage the gathering effectively.

The first session, at the Techiman Nkwaeso Assembly Hall started last Friday 14th July, 2023 and ended on last Sunday, 16th July 2023.

This week will see different group occupying the Techiman Nkwaeso Assembly Hall for the 2nd session of the convention which started today, Friday, 21st July, 2023 and is expected to end on Sunday, 23rd July, 2023.

The congregation will be taken through a series of speeches about the need to exercise patience and how to cultivate the virtue of patience in them as Jehovah’s witnesses.

The speeches which will be run throughout the day will start at 9:20am each morning of the session (Friday to Sunday), break at 12:15pm and continue from 1:35pm to 4:55pm.

On Friday’s, the congregation will be taken through love and patients and the program will be based on 1 Corinthians 13:4—“Love is patient.” On Saturday’s, the program will be based on 1 Thessalonians 5:14—“Be patient toward all.” and on
Sunday’s, the convention will be based on Isaiah 30:18—“Jehovah is waiting patiently to show you favor.”

Speaking to, George Kwarteng Frimpong, a local spokesperson for the convention, revealed that, “the reason we didn’t continue with the virtual convention is that, doing it virtually does not give us the opportunity to meet our brothers and sisters personally to discuss matters of interest also some people may not have the full concentrating to listen to the speeches during the virtual programs”.

Touching on the theme of this year’s , he told our reporter that, having patience helps us to tolerate others and also make us appreciate the work of Jehovah”

Mr. George Kwarteng Frimpong, said patience is a virtue that we all need to hold in high esteem and “we must study the Bible because it’s the only way that we can have patience”.

In the same vein, Mr. Joseph Kwame Kwao, who is a local spokesperson, revealed that, “During the convention, there will be baptism each Saturday’s Morning for members of the congregation who have willingly accepted the words of Jehovah and have decided to follow Jehovah’s path”.

Although elders of the congregation have not set any age limit for those that can receive the baptism, Mr. Joseph explained that “1 Peter 3:21 reads, Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.”

This according to him means for someone to be baptized, the individual must first realize the truth and repent from their old ways and appeal for good conscience to follow the word of Jehovah therefore such person must be of a reasonable age.

Source: Blankson