Peninsula residents to attend Anchorage conference

Posted: Friday, June 30, 2000

An estimated 350 to 400 Kenai Peninsula residents are expected to attend this weekend's district convention of Jehovah's Witnesses being held in Anchorage.

They will be part of a total of approximately 3,000 delegates from Alaska and the Yukon Territory who are scheduled to participate in the program that runs from today through Sunday at the Sullivan Arena.

The theme of the convention is "Doers of God's Word."

"The convention program will demonstrate how to apply the principles of God's Word in everyday situations, such as in one's family and personal life. The program consists of discourses, lively discussions, true-to-life presentations called demonstrations, experiences and a Biblical drama," according to information about the convention.

The public is invited to attend any session or the entire program. There is no charge.

The morning sessions will begin at 9:30 a.m. each day. Today and Saturday the afternoon sessions will begin at 2 p.m.. On Sunday, the afternoon session will begin at 1:30 p.m.

Among the convention highlights:

n A keynote address entitled "Praise Jehovah -- The Doer of Wonderful Things" is scheduled for 11:50 a.m. today.

n A symposium at 2:30 p.m. today entitled "Be Obedient to God's Word" will show the benefits of applying God's Word in the family.

n A baptism and ordination ceremony will be at 11:50 a.m. Saturday.

n A Bible drama entitled "Warning Examples for Our Day" is scheduled for 11:10 a.m. Sunday. It is aimed at showing the Bible is not just an ancient history book but the inspired word of God with counsel beneficial for people today, according to information about the convention.

n Gerald Ronco, a Watchtower representative of Jehovah's Witnesses from the Anchorage area, will present the main talk of the convention at 1:50 p.m. Sunday. His presentation is titled "Why Be Attentive to God's Wonderful Works."

Worldwide, Jehovah's Witnes-ses number more than 5.9 million people.

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