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Jehovah’s Witnesses’ "Exercise Patience" Conventions Starting Across Ghana in July

Sat, 1 Jul 2023 Source: Michael Djan

First Large in-person Conventions of Jehovah’s Witnesses Since 2019.

Accra – 30th June, 2023 - After a three-year pandemic pause, some 6,000 conventions will be

held worldwide as part of the 2023 “Exercise Patience”! Convention series. In Ghana alone,

more than 240 conventions will be held in 43 host cities. From Friday through Sunday, six

convention sessions will explore the quality of patience, highlighting its modern-day relevance

through Scriptural examples. A live baptism will be performed following the Saturday morning

session and a prerecorded drama will be featured in two parts during the Saturday and Sunday

afternoon sessions.

Prior to 2019, Jehovah’s Witnesses attended their annual conventions at multiple locations across

the country. In 2020, the pandemic interrupted that tradition worldwide, when the Witnesses

canceled their in-person events throughout the world and held their convention programs as

virtual events in more than 500 languages. Now, starting in July 2023, in-person conventions will

resume across Ghana, with sessions held on different dates in 14 languages. Their 10,000-seater

Assembly Hall on the Spintex Road in Accra will host seven of the 14 languages, namely Dangme,

French, English, Ewe, Ga, Ghanaian Sign Language and Twi, on different dates.

“As much as we loved the convenience and quality of our virtual conventions, nothing can replace

being together in a large group setting,” said Daniel Adashie, of the Public Information Department

for Jehovah’s Witnesses. “While our online conventions reached millions around the world and

kept our communities safe, we long to get back to our joyful fellowship at these large gatherings.”

“Patience is a beautiful quality that all Christians desire to display in their daily lives,” says Mr.

Adashie. “Despite our good intentions, however, maintaining patience in the face of life’s many

challenges can be a daily struggle. Spending three days exploring aspects of this quality will be

very timely for all of us.”

Jehovah’s Witnesses have been holding public conventions in stadiums, arenas, convention

centers, and theaters around the world for more than 100 years. After resuming smaller in-person

meetings and their public ministry during 2022, the summer of 2023 marks the first time they will

gather at much larger regional events around the world since the lifting of pandemic restrictions.

The convention is open to the public and no collection is taken. For more information on the

program or to find other convention locations and dates, please go to and navigate to the

“About Us” tab or use the contact below.

No. J348/4 Nungua-Tema Beach Road, Accra

TEL +233 302 712 456

CELL +233 248 147 575


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Source: Michael Djan