Residents of Metro Atlanta are being invited Friday, Saturday and Sunday to attend the Jehovah's Witnesses international convention at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Nearly 50,000 Jehovah's Witnesses--including 5,000 delegates from 39 foreign countries--will be in the streets, restaurants and hotels of Atlanta this weekend and attending their "Love Never Fails" convention. Atlanta's is the first installment of Witness conventions in over 200 countries presented in more than 400 languages during calendar year 2019.
"This event will illustrate the positive influence that love can have to bring people together from diverse backgrounds," explains Paul Gillies, international spokesman for Jehovah's Witnesses. "It will also showcase the positive characteristics of each of the cities where the many international delegates will be attending." In addition to the three-day public program, which will include Bible-based talks, demonstrations and educational audio and video presentations, the international delegates are touring many local and area attractions during the month of May.
An interesting facet of this year's convention is the simultaneous broadcast of the program--which involves practical application of Bible principles in the various aspects of life--in Russian and Amharic as well as English. All sessions are open to the public and no collections are ever taken.