They read a letter about the 2014 District Conventions and how some would be international.
My thought was that this is a gimmick to get people excited. The organization has jumped the shark so they need
to use gimmicks to bring excitement.
The congregations were to pass a resolution to for $.15 per publisher for 17 months to go to a fund to bring the missionaries home,
than any leftover funds would go to the World Wide Work.
So it looks like the international conventions are a front for fundraising to the WWW.