Friday, June 8, 2012
Many West Milford residents were among the 4,000 people who attended the "Safeguard Your Heart" district convention of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, which occurred on May 25 to 27, at the Assembly Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses (formerly the Stanley Theater) in Jersey City.
Jamie Wright, a minister from the West Milford congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, explained that the convention theme "Safeguard Your Heart" was emphasized throughout the program, showing the need to examine and protect one’s own figurative heart. Wright said this can help individuals make wise decisions, improve family life, strengthen their personal relationship with God and find true happiness.
Throughout the United States, there will be 385 conventions in 103 cities. Worldwide, there are over 7,600,000 Witnesses in more than 109,000 congregations.