Jehovah's Witnesses Annual Convention

BLOOMINGTON, Il - From Indiana, to Iowa, more than 12,000 people came out for the 12th annual convention of Jehovah’s Witness's at the U.S Cellular Coliseum this weekend, spreading the message of 2017's theme -- Don’t Give Up.

“There are better times out there, we don’t have to give up, and through our parts all weekend long, its giving us hope so we can keep on going,” said Bradley Kelm, Spokesman of the convention.

The convention is not just for people who are Jehovah's Witnesses, it's for those who are interested in learning more about it.

"Our main focus is to tell people about gods kingdom.” Kelm added, “we have our public ministry, who go from door to door, to give out positive hope for the future.”

Kelm, says the event has grown over the years, with the help of volunteers and technology.

"We use videos now, musical presentations, and it really brings excitement for the information, we receive each time we come here."

And organizers believe the twin cities are the perfect place to continue the tradition.

""Well it’s a nice central hub of activity, it’s a good place to draw from, different states, even different areas from within Illinois, it’s a really good place to meet,” said Jeffrey  Mills, convention organizer.

 

The coliseum will hold a Spanish speaking convention of Jehova’s witness's next weekend.


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