Mr. Tony Samuel
The main focus of this year’s Johovah’s Witnesses Annual Convention will be on how man should protect his heart so that he would not commit evil which my consequently affect his vicinity and nation negatively.
To this end the theme “Safeguard Your Heart” has been chosen for the convention, which holds today in 32 cities throughout the federation. The event is also expected to host over 250 conventions across the nation.
Speaking on the forthcoming convention a legal practitioner and spokesperson for the church’s convention, Mr. Tony Samuel noted, “Every year we change themes and so this year we have decided to work on the theme, “Safeguard Your Heart”.
And so all the convention talks will be basically on protecting one’s heart from evil. So we would be talking more on a figurative heart, which is the conscience. We want to talk to people about how they should allow the scripture to touch their hearts so that they can make necessary changes”, Samuel said.
Speaking further on the significance of this year’s theme, he said, “You have your heart and it is your heart that makes you what you are, that is talking about the conscience, here it means allowing your conscience to guide you in whatever you do. The Jehovah Witness believes that the figurative heart needs to be protected if one must have a good relationship with God. Everything starts from the heart- both evil and good and so the heart must be protected so that people would desist from doing evil.
The more you protect your heart with the scriptures and God intentions, you would find out that all you do would be towards obeying and pleasing God”, he said.
Apart from the general, theme, Samuel revealed further that each day a particular theme would be discussed.
He said further that 39 conventions would hold in Lagos and Ogun state this weekend in the assembly halls of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Ibereko Village, Badagry, Lagos, Idi Iroko Road, Ota in Ogun State, Ofada Road, Mowe, Daluwon in Ogun State and Aiibona Village off Bogije Town, Lekki, Lagos while the first of the three-day convention series in Lagos kicks off in Badagry this Friday.
The series in Ota, he said would start September 28 and end on December 11, while Lekki assembly hall will host its first convention on September 26 with the last of the eight conventions to hold on December 26.