Jehovah’s Witnesses will launch their three-day annual regional conventions under the theme Remain Loyal to Jehovah on Friday next week, an official has said.

Spokesperson for the organisation John Hunguka at the weekend said an estimated 100 000 were expected to attend the conventions countrywide, while 42 000 congregants will gather at the 13 conventions that will be held at the Harare Assembly Hall along Simon Mazorodze Road and Chitungwiza Aquatic Complex.

Hunguka said 10 of the 13 conventions will be held at the assembly hall and three others will
be at Chitungwiza Aquatic Complex.

“We are inviting the public to attend their 2016 Remain Loyal to Jehovah! regional conventions. Beginning on Friday, July 22, the Witnesses will be hosting these free events in Zimbabwe,” he said.

“There will be 13 conventions with an estimated total attendance of 42 000. The main venue will be Harare Assembly Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses where a total of 10 conventions will be held. Three will be at the Aquatic Complex in Chitungwiza. Countrywide, the Witnesses will be holding 33 conventions. This is an increase of 18% from last year. The estimated total attendance countrywide is over 100 000.”

He added that the three-day programme will feature 49 presentations, each exploring the theme Remain Loyal to Jehovah.

Hunguka also stated that: “We strongly believe that loyalty is an essential part of any healthy relationship. Our conventions this year feature content that will help people develop stronger bonds with friends, family members and, above all, with God. We are confident that all who attend will enjoy this programme.”

“Additionally, the Witnesses have prepared 35 video segments specifically for the program plus two short films that will be shown on Saturday and Sunday. Each day, the morning and afternoon sessions will be introduced by music videos recorded for the convention,” Hunguka said, adding: “The Witnesses will distribute a special invitation to the public welcoming them to attend the programme. The dates and locations for each convention can be found on the Witnesses’ official website,”