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