Jehovah’s Witnesses to host “Declare the Good News!” Convention: A three-day escape from the gloom

In an era where headlines often bring a sense of dread, the Jehovah’s Witnesses are set to turn the tide with their 2024 “Declare the Good News!” convention series. Known for hosting some of the largest global gatherings, this uplifting event will draw thousands to the Mira Loma Assembly Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses from June 28 to June 30, 2024.

For the Cachola family, devout members of Jehovah’s Witnesses, every convention isn’t just an event on the calendar; it’s a beacon of hope and community. While many families might choose theme parks or beach trips, Erwin and Dyna Cachola, along with their three children, are eagerly anticipating their journey to California. “Every year, my family looks forward to the Regional Conventions,” said Erwin Cachola. “My kids are already counting the days until Thursday when we travel to California. It’s a time for family, friendship, and being part of something that brings us joy and hope. Plus, it’s a great way to spend time with our brothers and sisters from Arizona, California, and parts of San Diego. It’s a fun and meaningful getaway.”

The “Declare the Good News!” convention promises a rich program of Bible-based videos, discourses, and interviews. Each day brings its own highlights:

  • Friday: Delve into the Gospels and explore evidence of the good news about Jesus, examining how these ancient texts remain relevant today.
  • Saturday: Reflect on the prophecies about Jesus’ birth and childhood, and witness the baptism of candidates from nearby communities. A captivating video feature will also be presented in two parts across Friday and Saturday mornings. Saturday also features a baptism of candidates from surrounding communities.
  • Sunday: Attend the compelling talk, “Why We Don’t Fear Bad News,” and discover why millions find security and confidence despite the world’s challenges.

In the lead-up to each convention, local congregations will launch a campaign to invite community members to this free event. Last year’s conventions saw nearly 13 million attendees at over 6,000 locations worldwide, underscoring the event’s wide-reaching impact.

For those interested in attending, here are the details for the Mira Loma convention and others:

Mira Loma, CA (Tagalog only) Dates: Friday, June 28, 2024 – Sunday, June 30, 2024 Location: Assembly Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 3300 Cornerstone Dr, Mira Loma, CA 91752

Saint George, UT (English only) Dates: Friday, July 26, 2024 – Sunday, July 28, 2024 Friday, August 2, 2024 – Sunday, August 4, 2024 Friday, August 16, 2024 – Sunday, August 18, 2024

The event is free and open to all. The daily schedule runs from 9:20 a.m. to 4:55 p.m. on Friday, 9:20 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, and 9:40 a.m. to 3:40 p.m. on Sunday, with a one-hour and 20-minute lunch break each day.

For more information and to find a convention near you, visit jw.org > About Us > Conventions.

(Bev Llorente, Las Vegas) 

 

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