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
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 jw.org and navigate to the
“About Us” tab or use the contact below.
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