BLOOMINGTON, Ill.–The Jehovah’s Witnesses Regional Conference is going on right now at Grossinger Motors Arena in Bloomington.
The convention is called ‘Love Never Fails.’
The goal is to bring joy and wisdom to families who attend.
The conference is expected to fill up 3,500 hotel rooms over the next two weekends and bring $1,130,000 of estimated direct economic impact to Bloomington.
We’re gonna have a really nice program for how parents can show unfailing love for their children. And then we’re gonna have a Bible video, it’s actually a full length movie production on Josiah’s life, he was one of the youngest kings in the nation of Israel.”Jules Purvis | Spokesperson for Jehovah’s Witness Convention
And although this conference does teach from the Bible, Purvis believes this convention can be encouraging to people from all walks of life.
“Regardless of what our religious convictions are, are there are a lot of different ones, everyone would like to see their family do well. And that’s why the information, when it’s being presented, addresses all religions, not just ours alone. And when the Bible is used as the basis, it can really be encouraging,” Purvis said.
The events are free to the public and over 4,000 people attend each day.