Jehovah's Witnesses feel that all, including non-Witnesses, will benefit from the positive message and practical suggestions that will be highlighted at the 2012 "Safeguard Your Heart!" District Convention to be held at Germain Arena.
The Witnesses' convention program promises a fresh examination of Biblical references to the figurative heart. Through lively discourses, dramatic Bible readings and presentations, and even a live play, program parts will emphasize how protecting the figurative heart will enhance one's spiritual well-being, family life, and happiness.
Starting this past weekend, and continuing for the next four weeks, Jehovah's Witnesses will put forth extra effort to extend a personal invitation to everyone from Southwest Florida to attend a convention with them. The first of four three-day events to be held in Estero will began Friday, June 22. The daily themes and titles of program parts are based on passages of Scripture, including 1 Samuel 16:7, 1 Chronicles 28:9, and Matthew 12:34. The convention theme "Safeguard Your Heart!" is based on Proverbs 4:23. Strengthening one's spirituality will be the focus of the program.
There is no admission fee. Conventions of Jehovah's Witnesses are supported entirely by voluntary donations. Conventions will be held in English beginning June 22 and July 13. Spanish programs will begin June 29 and July 6.
Locally, over 100 congregations of Jehovah's Witnesses will be supporting the activity of distributing printed invitations to the convention. An estimated 18,000 will come to Germain Arena over the next four weekends for the Bible-based programs. Lee County estimates the convention might have a financial impact of two million dollars or more on the local economy.
Throughout the United States, there will be 385 conventions in 103 cities. Worldwide, there are over 7,600,000 Witnesses in more than 109,000 congregations.