Hun­dreds of Je­ho­vah’s Wit­nesses from Hal­i­fax at­tend con­ven­tion in Leeds

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Three hun­dred Je­ho­vah’s Wit­nesses from Hal­i­fax vis­ited the First Di­rect Arena in Leeds for the Keep Seek­ing First God’s King­dom con­ven­tion.

This was one of 15 in­ter­na­tional con­ven­tions that took place si­mul­ta­ne­ously through­out the UK, and part of a se­ries of con­ven­tions tak­ing place around the world.

Con­ven­tion spokesman, Martin Wood­ham, said. “The Leeds con­ven­tion was a thrilling and festive event.

“We wel­comed home many mis­sion­ar­ies who orig­i­nated in York­shire that now serve in Malaysia, Ghana, Nige­ria and South East Asia.

“The unity and peace amongst our global broth­er­hood was a joy to see in a world di­vided by eth­nic and re­li­gious prej­u­dice.”

Among those in at­ten­dance were Gene and Me­lanie Ge­orge, two mis­sion­ar­ies who for the past eigh­teen years have served in Sri Lanka, Tonga and South East Asia.

Gene, from Hal­i­fax, said: “We could stay at home and sup­port a char­ity but pre­fer to help peo­ple per­son-to-per­son to change their lives for the bet­ter.

“We have seen for­mer al­co­hol and drug ad­dicts change their lives due to the mes­sage about God’s King­dom.”

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