Jehovah’s Witnesses convene at Setsoto

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MASERU — Setsoto Stadium was last weekend turned into one “big church” when thousands of Jehovah’s Witnesses met for their Let God’s Kingdom Come annual district convention.

A spokesman for the organisation, Mohlophehi Maope, said the three-day convention which began on Friday and ended on Sunday was meant to strengthen their faith in God’s kingdom.

He said Jehovah’s Witnesses, who are well known for their door-to-door ministry, believed the kingdom was a real government that will soon intervene in earth’s affairs to bring lasting benefits to mankind.

“The convention has made it clear that God’s kingdom is a real government that is going to bring huge benefits to mankind,” Maope said.

Among the programme highlights was a modern-day drama on Saturday that dealt with how families can stick together to deal with today’s challenges, Maope said.

He added that youths had received timely counsel on how to deal with peer pressure in resisting the world’s morally debased conduct such as sexual immorality, the abuse of drugs and excessive drinking.

At least 39 new members were baptised at the convention which was the first of three that are lined up for Lesotho.

The other conventions will be held in Hlotse and Mohale’s Hoek on October 7 to 9.

Among those baptised was a 14-year-old girl while the oldest baptised new convert was a 69-year-old man.

There are more than seven million Jehovah’s Witnesses in more than 236 countries.

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