The 2013 "God's Word Is Truth!" District Convention Of Jehovah's Witnesses Is Next Weekend

Saturday, July 20, 2013

An estimated 15,600 people will go to the NW Georgia Trade & Convention Center Arena at 2211 Dug Gap Battle Road in Dalton, this year, over the course of six extended weekends in both the English and Spanish languages. There is one more weekend to take advantage of this event.

The  theme of this year's program is 'God's Word Is Truth!'  It is highlighted by an intriguing talk on Sunday at 11 a.m. entitled "What Is Truth?”  It examines the reasons why we can trust God's Word, the Bible. The two dramatic plays will be presented on Friday at 3:20 p.m. and Sunday at 1:25 p.m.

Admission is free, and no collection will be taken.  Everyone is warmly invited to attend this year's three-day convention presented by Jehovah's Witnesses on this final weekend.      

For more information, or to download a free program, visit http://www.jw.org/en/jehovahs-witnesses/conventions/.

Fast Facts - Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide

6 - New congregations formed each day

30 - People baptized each hour on average

239 - Lands where Jehovah's Witnesses currently preach

595 - Languages in which they publish Bibles and Bible-based literature

111,719 – Congregations worldwide

7,538,994 - Ministers who teach the Bible

19,000,000 - People who attend their meetings or conventions

179,000,000 - Bibles published by Jehovah's Witnesses in 116 languages

20,000,000,000 - Pieces of Bible-based literature published by Jehovah's Witnesses over the past 10 years



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