1500 From 12 States Expected for 3-Day Convention in ASL
DATE: July 27-29, 2012
14542 US Highway 380 W
An estimated 1500 Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, Deaf/Blind and Hearing
individuals from 12 states will attend a special three-day convention
beginning on Friday, July 27 in Denton, Texas. This convention is one
of seven conventions hosted this summer by Jehovah’s Witnesses
presented entirely in American Sign Language.
Jehovah’s Witnesses feel that all, including non-Witnesses, will
benefit from the positive message and practical suggestions that will
be highlighted at the 2012 “Safeguard Your Heart!” District Convention
to be held at the Denton, Texas Assembly Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
The Witnesses’ convention program promises a fresh examination of
Biblical references to the figurative heart. Through lively discourses,
dramatic Bible stories and presentations, and even a movie drama,
program parts will emphasize how protecting the figurative heart will
enhance one’s spiritual well-being, family life, and happiness.
Starting this weekend, and continuing for the next couple of weeks,
Jehovah’s Witnesses will put forth extra effort to extend a personal
invitation to all deaf, deaf/blind, and hard of hearing from 12
surrounding states to attend the convention with them. The three-day
event to be held in Denton, Texas will begin Friday, July 27, at 9:20
a.m. The daily themes and titles of program parts are based on passages
of Scripture, including 1 Samuel 16:7, 1 Chronicles 28:9, and Matthew
12:34. The convention theme “Safeguard Your Heart!” is based on
Proverbs 4:23. Strengthening one’s spirituality will be the focus of
There is no admission fee. Conventions of Jehovah’s Witnesses are
supported entirely by voluntary donations.
Locally, all of the area’s 32 sign language congregations of Jehovah’s
Witnesses will be supporting the activity of distributing invitations
to the convention. A video message of the invitation in Sign Language
is available at http://www.jw.org. An estimated 1,500 will come to
Denton, Texas over the weekend for the Bible-based programs.
Throughout the United States, there will be 385 conventions in 103
cities. Worldwide, there are over 7,600,000 Witnesses in more than
CONTACT PERSON NAME: Brian Moore
CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS: [email protected]
CONTACT TELEPHONE #: 817-829-3551