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I'm sister Thabisile from Zimbabwe in Bulawayo and I got baptized in December! ~ 🎉🎉🎉
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By Bible Speaks
I'm sister Thabisile from Zimbabwe in Bulawayo and I got baptized in December! ~ 🎉🎉🎉
#jwzimbabwe #jwafrica #jw
Congratulations! ~ 🤗😘
JEHOVAH’S Witnesses will today convene a Chichewa language three-day regional convention in the country for the first time in over 20 years.
BY Staff Reporter
Spokesperson for the organisers Maurice Mapimbiri yesterday said the theme Don’t Give Up!, Musafooke! in Chichewa will draw congregants from around the country at the Harare Assembly Hall starting at 9:20am today through Sunday.
He said this was an historic event after many years, and the convention will demonstrate how Jesus’ example can give parents and children the tools to build stronger and more united families in the face of adversity.
“Many today are disappointed, but the Bible tells us, ‘Don’t Give up/Musafooke!.’ This year’s convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses will show how we can enjoy a happy life now and a bright outlook for the future. Attendance is free, and no collection will be taken ,” Mapimbiri said.
The programme will include stimulating talks, interviews, multimedia, feature films and the public discourse examining biblical examples of Jehovah’s people of old, designed to help congregants to keep doing what is fine and to endure trials.
Mapimbiri also said today’s programme was designed to help Christians cultivate the qualities necessary to endure difficulties in this time of the end.
“Tomorrow the programme will answer the question – How does Almighty God supply us with endurance and comfort? In addition, Jesus said: ‘The one who has endured to the end will be saved.’ What can one do to heed His words? For these and more we invite people to come and attend this three-day convention free of charge,” he said.
Congregants will also discover how the Bible and even nature teach lessons about how to endure, and each afternoon there is a feature film about the story of a family who learns why Jesus said: “Remember the wife of Lot.”
On Sunday morning congregants will also benefit from the encouraging discourse Never Give Up Hope!
Other conventions have already been held in various languages across the country such as English, Shona, Ndebele, Zimbabwe Sign Language, Chinese, French and ChiTonga, among others.
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The first victim of suspected ritual killer Rodney Tongai Jindu, Mboneli Keith Ncube was buried yesterday at West Park Cemetery in Bulawayo, more than two months after his death.
Pallbearers carry the remains of the late Mboneli Ncube who was allegedly mutilated by Rodney Tongai Jindu for a church service at the Jehovah’s Witnesses in the city centre, Bulawayo, yesterday.
The family was waiting for DNA results to determine whether the limbs that were found buried in four shallow graves belonged to Ncube.
Ncube, was reported missing on 12 January 2017, only for his remains to be discovered a month later at Number 13 Westmount Road in Burnside in shallow graves.
Speaking at the sombre funeral service held at Jehova’s Witness Church in the city centre, Mr Never Sibanda who led mourners at the service said the family may have many unanswered questions.
“It hurts our feelings when we think of what befell us. You as his mother and family are trying to imagine the pain that Keith may have felt when the incident occurred. You are also thinking of what he went through when his body was being mutilated.
“Let not your hearts be broken because he felt nothing as he was gone already as the Bible says the departed know nothing,” said Mr Sibanda.
Ncube, who fellowshipped at Jehova’s Witness Mahatshula branch, was described as a devout Christian who was committed to church activities.
A man only referred to as Sithole who attended the church with him said the church had been robbed of a dedicated member.
“We fellowshipped with him for 12 years and he was committed in church activities. He was always willing to help be it in cleaning or anything.
“He was a jovial person who had a distinct laugh that we all enjoyed. You could tell Mboneli was near just by hearing his laughter from a distance,” he said.
An uncle to Ncube, Mr Clifford Mhlophe told mourners that they should not bother Keith’s mother by asking her about events of the fateful day as she was also not aware of what transpired. He said the family only knows of what is in the public domain and nothing more.
A friend told the mourners that on the fateful day Ncube left with an unidentified friend together with Jindu and that was the last they heard from him only to read in the media that his body had been found.
The Ncube family approached the police after learning that Jindu sent a text message to his second victim’s (Cyprian Kudzungura) mother saying he had rushed to South Africa. They told the police that the coincidence in the case of Kudzurunga, and their son “was too much”.
When Jindu allegedly killed Kudzungura he used his sim card to send his mother a message saying he was leaving the country as he had committed a serious crime, he did this to get her off track in search for her son.
This prompted the Ncubes to report that they had also received a message in a similar fashion. Ncube lived four houses away from Jindu’s home in Glengarry suburb.
Jindu appeared in court on Tuesday last week for Ncube’s murder and was remanded in custody to 21 March.
ABOUT 200 Gisborne residents will travel to Auckland next weekend for one of 12 annual Jehovah’s Witness conventions taking place across the country.
“It’s a highlight of our theocratic year,” said Stewart Walker, an elder at the local Matthews Road congregation.
“It’s an important part of our worship, a great opportunity to meet up with old friends, and a nice time for our young people to meet other young people,” he said.
Organisers are expecting an attendance of more than 15,000 at the conferences which are part of a world series organised by the international group Jehovah’s Witnesses.
The three-day convention, which focuses on loyalty, will feature guest speakers, discussions and a full length video drama.
“We usually have one or two overseas speakers but we normally do not know who they are until the event. This is because what is said is normally much more important that who said it,” said Per Anderson, conference media services overseer.
WILKES-BARRE – Jehovah’s Witnesses welcomes all to its annual convention at the Mohegan Sun Arena. The theme of this year’s program is “Remain Loyal To Jehovah.”
All of the area’s ten congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses will help distribute printed invitations to the convention. There is no admission fee. Conventions of Jehovah’s Witnesses are supported entirely by voluntary donations.
The three-day event will begin each day at 9:20 a.m. Friday, through Sunday. An estimated 6,800 will come to the Mohegan Sun Arena for the Bible-based programs.
The program will feature 50 large screen videos, a drama at 3:25 p.m. Saturday and baptism of newly dedicated ones at 11:45 a.m. Saturday.
For further information please go to jw.org, newsroom section for information concerning the 2016 conventions.
Jamaica Gleaner / More than 3,000 Jehovah's Witnesses attending last weekend's regional convention in Marlemont, St Catherine, were urged to prepare for the period of "loyal love, which will triumph over hatred".
Held under the theme 'Remain Loyal to Jehovah', the three-day convention explored the subject of loyalty of thought, word, and action, using passages from the Bible to make the point that Jehovah deserves undivided loyalty.
Acknowledging that appreciation, self-control, love, and faith build loyalty, Elder Simon Paisely of the Kingston congregation, in a public Bible discourse designed to benefit people attending for the first time, answered the question 'When will loyal love triumph over hatred?'
"We have been living in the last days since 1914. Based on events that are happening now, we can expect God's Kingdom to remove Satan and all hatred, then loyal love will completely take over." Elder Paisely stated.
LAST DAYS Continuing, he said: "The Bible tells us that hatred was introduced into the world by Satan, so we look to a time in the very near future, according to recorded prophecy, when Jesus will act to completely remove Satan."
The Jehovah's Witness elder said, "We are living in the last days of the system of things - wars, diseases, natural disasters - and Jesus will act to bring an end to this system any time now.
"So when Satan is gone, so will all hatred. Everyone will be able to live in love and unity," Paisely said, adding that true love could only manifest itself when we served God.
Attendee at the regional event Robert Jackson told The Gleaner that it was very informative.
"Through this convention, loyal love was explained in such a way that people attending for the first time got a clear understanding," Jackson told The Gleaner .
Byron Smith, a senior elder and one of the organisers, said the objectives of the convention were met.
"Judging from the participation and feedback of both the young and senior members, I am quite sure that our objectives of exploring loyal love were satisfied."
Smith disclosed: "Everyone keenly took part and made their contributions in all the sessions."
The regional convention will continue on August 26, with members from a different congregation taking part.
Everyone is invited to the 2016 “Remain Loyal” Regional Convention at the Assembly Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Belleville.
The convention runs from 9:20 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19, through Sunday, Aug. 21, at the hall on 43777 Ecorse Road in Belleville, Michigan.
The three-day program includes 49 presentations, all looking at ideas involving loyalty, with 35 video segments and two short films to be shown on Saturday and Sunday.
Questions explored include:
• Why does God expect us to be loyal?
• How can being loyal improve our lives?
• How will God “act in loyalty” toward us?
The event is free, funding for the Jehovah’s Witnesses coming from voluntary donations.
For more information, visit www.jw.org/en/jehovahs-witnesses/conventions.
Thousands of Jehovah’s Witnesses are gathering at the Infinite Energy Center in Duluth this weekend for the final summer convention in Georgia.
The three-day event, which runs through Sunday, will focus on the quality of loyalty during their 2016 “Remain Loyal to Jehovah!” Convention. At least 7,000 people are expected to attend.
Keith Smith, a spokesman for the convention program, said in a statement thatJehovah’s Witnesses have been involved in an extensive campaign across North Georgia.
“Loyalty can be a challenge…at work, in the family, in our personal lives and in our relationship with God. All too often, disloyalty is fracturing our lives and communities,” he said.
There is no charge to attend the convention at the Infinite Energy Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway.
JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES will begin their three-day convention tomorrow morning at the Kukum Kingdom Hall.
The Witnesses are extending an open invitation to attend the programme that will highlight how we can remain loyal and examine King David’s words: With someone loyal you act in loyalty.
The programme will also feature why God expects us to be loyal and how being loyal can improve our lives.
A special feature will be the series of talks and short videos that show how Jesus Christ set a perfect example as God’s loyal one.
Jehovah’s Witnesses invite people of all ages to attend the Remain Loyal To Jehovah Convention.
The programme sessions will begin at 9.20am on all three days of the convention.
Admission is free. Conventions of Jehovah’s Witnesses are supported entirely by voluntary donations.
THE word of God and its many forms thereof have been celebrated at the annual convention of Jehovah's Witnesses.
Some 6,500 people turned out at the Bournemouth International Centre last weekend (AUG 5-7) for the Remain Loyal to Jehovah event.
And it seems their teachings span a plethora of countries as visitors were told that printed, audio and video literature is delivered in more than 750 languages, including 80 sign languages.
This was made all the more evident when a number of foreign nationals were able to speak to delegates despite the convention being delivered in English, a spokesperson said.
Holly Powell, local media representative, said: "An Argentinean woman who has had contact with Jehovah’s Witnesses in South America asked for a convention programme at the event’s welcome desk. One of the Witnesses at the desk spoke Spanish so was able to greet and welcome her in her language, which she greatly appreciated.
"A young Romanian couple who had taken up a free personal Bible study course with the Witnesses decided to attend the convention. They also invited along the husband’s brother and his family. After enjoying the first morning, the family accepted a Bible study aid, the book What Does the Bible Really Teach? in the Romanian language with a view to beginning the free course immediately.
"A Polish staff member asked how he could get a Bible. He was shown right away how to download a copy onto his electronic device in his language. All were impressed to see publications, both printed audio and video, in their mother tongues – and all free of charge."
The week leading up the convention saw a huge number of Witnesses at mobile literature displays across Bournemouth inviting people to the convention.
Ms Powell added: "Jehovah’s Witnesses are pleased to welcome all, in line with their heart-felt desire to let the Bible’s message reach 'every nation and tribe and tongue and people' as the Bible directs at Revelation 14:6."
The 2016 Regional Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Lagos and Ogun
States kick off in August and September at the Assembly Halls in Ota,
Daluwon, Lekki and Badagry respectively.
The series of convention in Ota Assembly Hall starts on August 26 and
ends on December 16, while the ones in Badagry and Daluwon start on
September 9 and end on December 16. The convention series in Lekki
Assembly ground starts on September 14 and ends on December 15, 2016.
A spokesman of the Witnesses, Mr. Martins Omotehinse said the theme of
the convention is: “Remain loyal to Jehovah”. He said that members of
the public are cordially invited to the spiritually uplifting event
which is free of charge.
The convention which holds on Fridays to Sundays, each week would
feature talks, short videos, symposia and Bible dramas. The first
drama which comes up on Friday is entitled: “Who is on Jehovah’s
side”. On that day, also by way of talks and short videos, delegates
would be shown how Jesus Christ set outstanding examples of loyalty to
On Saturday by 10:45am there would be baptism of new members.
On Sunday, there would be a public Bible discourse entitled “When will
loyal love triumph over hatred”. The convention will feature a total
of 49 presentations with 35 video segments.
Also on Sunday, delegates would be treated to a gripping
feature-length film showing how King Hezekiah of ancient Judah trusted
in Jehovah as enemies besieged Jerusalem.
The series of conventions would be held throughout Nigeria in English,
Nigerian Pidgin, Igbo, Egun, Efik, American Sign Language (ASL),
Yoruba, Isoko, Esan, Ijaw, Urhobo, Abua, Edo, French, Khana, Okpe,
Hausa and Khogana.
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