85 baptised at Toyota Stadium during “Love Never Fails”! JW convention in BfnSubmitted by Eugene Seegers
BLOEMFONTEIN - Over 8 000 convention-goers from across the Free State, Northern Cape, and North-West provinces enjoyed three days of Biblical training this past weekend at the Toyota Stadium as part of an international series of such events. In Bloemfontein, the programme was presented simultaneously in Sesotho, English, and Afrikaans.
Emmanuel Chofor, whose family is originally from Cameroon, said of the warmth and hospitality they experienced among fellow believers: “We felt at home with our brothers and sisters.”
The programme helped attendees to apply the principle “Love Never Fails” from 1 Corinthians 13:8, in practical, everyday ways. Biblical examples from the lives of Joseph and Israelite kings David and Josiah were used to illustrate modern methods of cultivating godly love within the congregation as well as to “neighbours” who are not fellow believers. Josiah’s example of faith was shown through a two-part feature film, which can be downloaded in the JW Library app.
On Saturday morning, baptismal candidates presented themselves for water immersion; in total, 85 were baptised.