Stephen Ephraem Post Correspondent
JEHOVAH’S Witnesses in Manicaland have been urged to endure during difficult and trying times.
This came out at a JW Regional Convention that ran from last Friday to Sunday at Checheche Assembly Hall. The convention was running under the theme: “Don’t Give Up.”
Speakers mainly from Chipinge and Chimanimani congregations and other visiting ones from Harare and Kadoma emphasised on the need for people to endure various forms of trials, to learn from various examples of nature that endure harsh conditions and how to win the race of everlasting life.
Highlights of the convention which was chaired by Circuit Overseer Peter Mudesva and was attended by 1 650 delegates included baptism of 49 new members and the release of a three-part drama named “Remember the wife of Lot” which urged people not to let the love of riches endanger their spiritual progress like what biblical Lot’s wife did.
Jehovah’s Witnesses in Zimbabwe have been holding regional conventions in various parts of the country since July using languages that include Shona, Ndebele, Sign and English.
Meanwhile, Jehovah’s Witnesses in Mutare are holding their three-day regional assemblies at Chancellor Junior School.
The first assembly will run from today (Friday) to Sunday. The last one will be held on September 1 to 3 at the same venue.
This year’s theme is: “Don’t give up!”
The church’s spokesperson, Mr Godfrey Muswere, said: “There will be a public key discourse on Sunday with the theme: ‘Never give up hope!’ All are invited. Come with your families and friends. Seats are absolutely free. Each day, the programme starts at 9.20am, ending at 4.50pm.”