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5 Facts related to Jehovah’s Witnesses International Conventions

The Jehovah's Witnesses were established as a religion in the United States in 1879. They believe Jesus is the highest created being – God’s first creation. Jehovah’s Witnesses use the New World Translation of the Bible. According to them, baptism is a sign of showing devotion to God. Another most popular religious practice of Jehovah’s Witnesses is evangelism, which is preaching people about the kingdom of God (mostly-door-to-door). Jehovah's Witnesses maintain contact with other believers throughout the world by organizing assemblies and conventions.

Each year, Jehovah's Witnesses hold International Conventions across the world, which is one of the largest Jehovah’s Witnesses events. These conventions offer opportunities to those present experience love, joy, and peace & spread happiness all over world. However, there are little known facts about Jehovah’s Witnesses (JW) International Convention:

  • With exceptional series of programs, interviews, theatrical dramas on Jesus’ life, demonstrations, meetings, and prayers, JW and people attending the convention enjoy together as friends and families.

  • Anyone can attend Jehovah’s Witnesses conventions free of cost. JW International Conventions are open to all. Even non-JW people receive warm welcome from organizers and Jehovah’s Witnesses. No collection is taken from anybody attending international conventions.

  • JW conventions are organized in as many as 92 countries and broadcasted in various languages (English, Vietnamese, Korean, Chinese, Greek, Spanish, Italian, Croatian, etc.) including sign languages. For example, the three-day JW International Convention 2015, which has the theme, “Imitate Jesus!,” will be organized in 92 countries throughout 2015 and continuing till January 2016, and presented in 347 languages, including 55 sign languages.

  • Jehovah’s Witnesses organize regional conventions in local venues every year, which coincide with JW international events.

  • 20 million Jehovah’s Witnesses reside in 195 countries, but 64,000 of them live in Australia alone. Australia is a popular host for the JW International Convention. Around 70,000 delegates from 60 countries attended the JW convention in Australia in 2014. The year, 2014 marked 100 years of the central belief of Jehovah’s Witnesses, i.e. Jesus Christ began to rule the God’s Kingdom as the King in 1914.

Jehovah's Witnesses usually meet three times in a week for Bible-based lecture, praying, and singing. For Jehovah’s Witnesses, worship is showing true love for your God, love for fellow JW, and following Jesus’ preaching. JW International Conventions are organized every year to spread Jesus’ dynamic teachings and celebrate, enjoy, and pray together during the three-day public event.

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