POSTED: May 29, 2011
Jehovah's Witnesses are inviting all in the area to attend a program focusing on a government that millions, perhaps billions, pray for. God's Kingdom government, which is requested in the world-famous model prayer taught by Jesus Christ, will be the focus of the 2011 "Let God's Kingdom Come!" District Con-vention to be held at Germain Arena.
Jehovah's Witnesses believe that the request for God's Kingdom in the model prayer, recorded in the Bible at Matthew 6:10 (also known as the Lord's Prayer or the Our Father), has profound meaning. They also believe that the answer to that prayer will bring significant changes to the earth and mankind.
The Witnesses' convention program promises intriguing details from the Bible's explanation of such developments.
The first of three-day events to be held in Estero will begin Friday, June 10, at 9:20 a.m. The daily themes are based on passages of Scripture including Matthew 4:17, Matthew 6:33 and 2 Peter 1:11. Strengthening one's faith in the reality of that Kingdom will be the focus of the program. There is no admission fee. Con-ventions of Jehovah's Witnesses are supported entirely by voluntary donations.
Locally, all of the area's 106 congregations of Jehovah's Witnesses will be supporting the activity of distributing printed invitations to the convention. An estimated 17,700 will come to Germain Arena over three successive weekends for the Bible-based programs. The first two weekends will be delivered in English, and the third weekend in Spanish.
Throughout the U.S., there will be 381 conventions in 98 cities. Worldwide, there are over 7,500,000 Witnesses in more than 107,000 congregations.