ARLINGTON — Jehovah’s Witnesses are inviting all of their neighbors to attend their 2014 International Conventions to be held at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. The theme of this year’s program is “Keep Seeking First God’s Kingdom!”
“People of many faiths pray for God’s Kingdom. This convention will explain what that Kingdom is and how it can be a positive influence in our lives. A highlight of the program will be the keynote address on Friday morning, which will discuss how that Kingdom is benefiting people today,” Matthew J. Edwards, a convention spokesman, said. “A core belief of Jehovah’s Witnesses, based on Biblical and historical evidence, is that Jesus Christ began to rule as the King of God’s Kingdom in 1914. The convention program marks this year as the centennial of that event.”
For the next couple of weeks, Jehovah’s Witnesses will extend personal invitations to everyone in the DFW Metroplex to attend the convention. Locally, all of the area’s over 230 plus congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses will be supporting the activity of distributing printed invitations to the convention.
Jehovah’s Witnesses, along with those invited from the public, from the northern half of Texas and portions of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma, will be coming to Arlington June 27-29 (presented in English with a simultaneous translation in Spanish) and July 25-27 (presented in Spanish). The program will begin at 9:20 a.m. There is no admission fee. Conventions of Jehovah’s Witnesses are supported entirely by voluntary donations.
Jehovah’s Witnesses in the United States plan to host 193 conventions in 71 cities. Worldwide, there are over 7.9 million Witnesses in more than 113,800 congregations.