Convention 2018 Notes

by pale.emperor 13 Replies latest jw experiences

  • pale.emperor

    Someone on JWTalk has shared their convention notes (for those interested in a JW perspective).

    • Jehovah’s people will experience hardships, so reliance on God is paramount!
    • Prayer is essential and vital for our spiritual well-being. It connects us to Jehovah and strengthens us under the most trying of circumstances, trials and under persecution’s heat. When trials come our way, pray to Jehovah, supplicate and He will provide endurance.
    • Isaiah 54:17 emphasizes that “no weapon formed against you will have success.” These “weapons of Satan” - includes lies, threats, humiliation, prison and torture, and execution. STD only wins when we give up, give out and give in! But we can be victorious because Jehovah and Jesus Christ is with us!
    • Doubt restricts our courage, hinders our faith and may cause us to lose our life. Faith strengthens courage and helps endure hardships, so we must pray constantly for more faith, meditate on Bible prophecies, study examples of faith, attend congregation meetings and preach God’s Kingdom to others.
    • Jesus has set the superlative example of courage and we all benefit from his example. When faithful, we can be courageous “soldiers of Christ."
    • Jehovah’s arch enemy is referred to as: (1) an evil murderer (2) father of the lie (3) cunning serpent (4) great dragon (5) god of this system of things. It is important: Do NOT fear STD (or the demons!) We can resist him but only with the help of Jehovah and His holy spirit!
    • Pray! Hope in Jehovah and act! (Ps. 27:14)
    • Faith + love for Jehovah = courage!

    Yes, what an awesome faith-strengthening convention! Here were the peak attendances each day:

    • Friday: 5,971
    • Saturday: 5,905
    • Sunday: 6,091
    • Baptized: 28


  • truth_b_known

    Peak attendance being 6K on Sunday? That's a lot less since I attended Conventions. Less than half of what I recall.

  • sir82

    STDs are our archenemies?

    I knew they were unpleasant, but not to that extent!

  • Are you serious
    Are you serious

    Wow .4 % baptized! What great growth.

  • Confusedandangry
    • Baptized: 28

    With the majority probably being born-ins. Or children under 18.

  • john.prestor

    Sounds like... the same thing they hear every year at conventions, at meetings, at assemblies...

  • jookbeard

    where was this PE?

  • pale.emperor
    where was this PE?

    im not sure mate. But the attendee heard the songs in French and Swahili if that helps. From the pic I'm seeing white faces so I really don't know.

  • minimus

    I’m so glad I don’t have to listen to this same drivel.

  • ctrwtf

    That's .004 percent. .4 would equal 2400 baptisms. The decimal is rather important.

    The global net increase in population (births-deaths) is 1.06%

    To keep up with the worlds population .106 x 6000 they would have to have baptized 636 individuals.

    Not likely to happen. Cheers!

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