Clifton residents attend annual convention
Each year, Jehovah’s Witnesses in Clifton look forward to their annual three day district convention. The convention was held this past weekend at the Assembly Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, the former Stanley Theater in Journal Square, in Jersey City.
Jay Chosy, Shaun Dew, Daniel and Kelly Santiago, Jerrold Sameth, and Jack Kelly, all from Clifton, were featured speakers at the “God’s Word is Truth!” district convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
More than 3,800 worshippers attended this special event from May 24 to 26 and heard a variety of talks, demonstrations, interviews, and three Bible dramas that all focused on the practical application of the Bible to the problems and challenges of every day life.
Daniel and Kelly Santiago participated on Friday afternoon in a drama that focused on the life of the Bible patriarch Job and how the problems he faced are similar to those that face those living in 2013. The drama emphasized that the problems can be met head on with help “from above.”
A key feature of the program was the baptism of 29 new Witnesses which was held on Saturday.
On Saturday afternoon, a sound drama was presented which focused on the life and ministry of Jesus Christ and the problems he encountered and overcame successfully.
Another highlight was the full costumed Bible drama on Sunday afternoon which focused on the account of the life of Esther and Mordecai with modern day application to the lives of persons trying to serve God in the face of opposition.
The Clifton residents were featured as speakers on talks that covered family life, Bible prophecy, and the application of Bible principles in every day life.
The program will be given again through the end of August at the Assembly Hall which is located at 2932 Kennedy Blvd. in Jersey City. Admission is free and no collections are taken.