Sunday, August 12, 2018

2019 International Conventions of Jehovah's Witnesses (Dates and Locations)

Welcome to the 2019 International Conventions of Jehovah's Witnesses update! It was announced recently that next year International Conventions will be held on different countries around the earth. Actually, 24 international conventions will be held in 18 countries during 2019! These events are like "annual festivals and other gatherings for worship" that "strengthen God’s servants spiritually", according to the official website.

2019 International Conventions of Jehovah's Witnesses

Here are the locations; arranged according to their dates:

Friday, May 17, 2019
UNITED STATES: ATLANTA
Invited countries:
Belarus, Brazil, Chile, Cyprus, Denmark, Djibouti, Estonia, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Greece, Greenland, Guyana, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Tajikistan, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkmenistan, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan.

Friday, May 24, 2019
UNITED STATES: MIAMI (SPANISH)
Invited countries:
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Germany, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Spain, United Kingdom

Friday, June 7, 2019 (Tentative)
MEXICO: MONTERREY
Invited countries:
Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, France, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, United States

Friday, June 14, 2019
ECUADOR: GUAYAQUIL
Invited countries:
Argentina, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Korea, Mexico, Moldova, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Panama, Poland, Spain, United States, Uruguay

Friday, June 14, 2019 (Tentative)
GERMANY: BERLIN
Invited countries:
Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, Greece, Poland, Slovenia, United Kingdom, United States

Friday, June 28, 2019
PORTUGAL: LISBON
Invited countries:
Angola, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Ghana, India, Mexico, Mozambique, Senegal, Spain, United States, Venezuela

Friday, July 5, 2019
GREECE: ATHENS
Invited countries:
Albania, Armenia, Australia, Bulgaria, Fiji, Germany, Japan, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Mexico, Turkey, United States

Friday, July 5, 2019
UNITED STATES: MIAMI (ENGLISH)
Invited countries:
Australia, Barbados, Brazil, Denmark, Fiji, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom

Friday, July 12, 2019
UNITED STATES: HOUSTON (ENGLISH)
Invited countries:
Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Faroe Islands, France, Greenland, Iceland, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Samoa, Slovakia, Sweden, Tonga, United Kingdom






Friday, July 12, 2019 (Tentative)
CANADA: TORONTO
Invited countries:
Brazil, Finland, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Philippines, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States

Friday, July 19, 2019
SPAIN: MADRID
Invited countries:
Albania, Argentina, Bulgaria, Canada, Dominican Republic, Ghana, Hungary, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Slovenia, Taiwan, Turkey, United States

Friday, July 19, 2019
DENMARK: COPENHAGEN
Invited countries:
Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Finland, Georgia, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, Poland, United States

Friday, August 2, 2019
FRANCE: PARIS
Invited countries:
Canada, Chile, Ecuador, French Polynesia, Germany, Greece, Kazakhstan, Moldova, New Caledonia, United Kingdom, United States, Zambia

Friday, August 2, 2019
NETHERLANDS: UTRECHT
Invited countries:
Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Indonesia, Korea, Portugal, Romania, South Africa, Suriname, United States

Friday, August 9, 2019
POLAND: WARSAW
Invited countries:
Barbados, Chile, Ecuador, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Korea, Moldova, Romania, Ukraine, United States

Friday, August 9, 2019 (Tentative)
UNITED STATES: PHOENIX
Invited countries:
Australia, Canada, Chile, Denmark, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Korea, Federated States of Micronesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Kingdom

Friday, August 16, 2019
UNITED STATES: ST. LOUIS
Invited countries:
Argentina, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, South Africa, United Kingdom

Friday, August 23, 2019
UNITED STATES: HOUSTON (SPANISH)
Invited countries:
Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela

Friday, August 30, 2019 (Tentative)
BRAZIL: SÃO PAULO
Invited countries:
Angola, Argentina, Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, Mozambique, Portogallo, Slovakia, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, Venezuela

Friday, September 6, 2019
SOUTH AFRICA: JOHANNESBURG
Invited countries:
Austria, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Congo, Eritrea, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Peru, Republic of South Sudan, Sudan, Switzerland, United Republic of Tanzania, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Friday, September 13, 2019
KOREA: SEOUL
Invited countries:
Brazil, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Slovakia, United States

Friday, November 1, 2019
PHILIPPINES: MANILA
Invited countries:
Australia, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Madagascar, Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, United States

Friday, November 22, 2019
AUSTRALIA: MELBOURNE
Invited countries:
Argentina, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Taiwan, United States

Friday, December 13, 2019 (Tentative)
ARGENTINA: BUENOS AIRES
Invited countries:
Austria, Belize, Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Germany, Greenland, Guatemala, Honduras, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United States

On the above list, there are several International Conventions with tentative dates. Be sure to check JW2019.org for updated dates. Also, for our brothers and sisters who will attend, you might like to check our guide regarding JW convention souvenirs and gifts ideas for delegates.

Sources: JW2019.org / JW.org / JW Broadcasting / Watchtower Bible & Tract Society of Pennsylvania

Thursday, August 9, 2018

2018 Annual Meeting of Jehovah’s Witnesses Updates (Speculations and New Provisions)

This article is about the upcoming JW Annual Meeting 2018. This includes updates, speculations and new provisions.

2018 Annual Meeting of Jehovah’s Witnesses

While the past 2017 Annual Meeting is still fresh for some of us, here we are talking about the upcoming one. It's always good to be excited, isn't it? For those who want to review what happened to last year's JW Annual Meeting, you can watch it at TV.JW.org (JW Broadcasting) website. Below are the titles of the videos related to it:
  • JW Broadcasting—January 2018: Annual Meeting 2017 [1:25:02]
  • Annual Meeting 2017—Talks and 2018 Yeartext [48:57]
  • Annual Meeting 2017—Talks and Adjustments to the Ministry [41:34]

2018 Annual Meeting of Jehovah’s Witnesses

Since the World Headquarters (WHQ) in Warwick, New York became fully functional, the JW Annual Meeting 2018 might be held there (just like the 2017 Annual Meeting.) And if we consider that they always do it on the first Saturday of October, then this year, it will be on October 6, 2018. Again, Assembly Halls and Kingdom Halls in the U.S. Branch territory capable of video streaming might be invited to attend either the live broadcast or a rebroadcast of the program on Sunday, October 7. We will confirm that.

So what do we expect to be discussed or released during the 2018 Annual Meeting of Jehovah’s Witnesses? Here are our speculations:
  • Other countries with equipment to stream the event are invited to watch the rebroadcast on their weekend meeting
  • 2019 Yeartext
  • Updates, experiences and encouragements for our brothers in Russia and South Korea
  • Updates on other major construction projects
  • More organizational changes and improvements
  • More available languages of the New World Translation (2013 Revision)
  • New or upcoming features for the JW Library, JW Sign Language and JW Language App
  • New manual book for "Apply Yourself to the Field Ministry" or a replacement for Benefit From Theocratic Ministry School Education book
  • New "Ezekiel" book
  • Revised "Revelation" book
  • Old and new testament prophecy updates; New lights and understanding. (More detailed explanation of the spiritual temple.)
Do you think these will be announced or released? How about you; what do you expect?

Monday, August 6, 2018

Brotherly Love Music Lyrics - JW Broadcasting August 2018

Brotherly Love Music Lyrics
JW Broadcasting August 2018

Brotherly Love Music Lyrics - JW Broadcasting August 2018

(Verse 1)
Wherever you go, you will have fam'ly near.
Because wherever you go, Jehovah's people are there.
And you'll feel love.
You'll feel love,
A brotherly love.
So feel the love.

(Verse 2)
Brothers and sisters all over the world.
Unite with Jehovah and follow his Son
To bring you love—
A nation of,
Of brotherly love.
So feel the love.

(Chorus)
Our Father provides for us all—
No one left over.

(Verse 3)
Deep in the jungle or mountains high,
In big, modern cities or on islands afar,
You belong.
You belong to the people of God.
So feel the love.

(Chorus)
Our Father provides for us all—
No, no one left over.

(Bridge)
But in the world, it can be cold—
A scary place, truth to be told.
So how wonderful it is to know
The one true God and his people!

(Verse 4)
Jesus, he taught his disciples to love.
So millions of people, as a nation, they show Jehovah's love—
And you belong among all of them.
So feel the love.
So feel the love.

Sources: JW.org / JW Broadcasting / Watchtower Bible & Tract Society of Pennsylvania

Friday, July 20, 2018

JW Broadcasting - August 2018 Updates

Update 8/6/2018: The song entitled Brotherly Love was released by brother Stephen Lett.
Related article: Brotherly Love Music Lyrics - JW Broadcasting August 2018
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Have a nice day brothers and sisters! Welcome to another update regarding the "upcoming" program at JW Broadcasting. Yup, that's for August 2018. While some of us are busy preparing for our 3-day 2018 Regional Convention, those who have attended are now enjoying something. (Don't worry, everyone else can enjoy it too once they're done with their convention. *wink*)


As usual, while the broadcast is not yet here, why not review some of the things that happened at JW.org? Again, as usual, we'll do it.

First of all, programs for upcoming 2018-2019 Circuit Assemblies are now available. They already got their official pages! Here's the Circuit Assembly Program​—With Branch Representative as well as the Circuit Assembly Program​—With Circuit Overseer.

Another Bible character was also added to the Imitate Their Faith series. This time, it was Jonathan- King Saul's son and David's friend. You can read more about his story and experiences here.

Also, Keep the Pace and Never Alone music from last broadcasts were officially released. They now have a dedicated page at JW.org for their lyrics, music video and MP3 download.

And now for the highlight... *drum rolls*

A new feature called Online Bible Study Lessons is now live under the Bible Teachings tab of our website. This is a self-guided learning activity that will help you learn the Bible. Topics are separated as Units. And the best part of it, learning is more exciting with the help of interactive media. Why not try it now?

And now, back to the broadcast for August 2018. The brother that will host the program, as well as some parts of the August 2018 broadcast will be on the images below.

JW Broadcasting - August 2018 Host



(If they're not showing, please be patient because they will show up on its proper time.)

Sources: JW.org / JW Broadcasting / Watchtower Bible & Tract Society of Pennsylvania

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Pray Anytime Music Lyrics - Become Jehovah’s Friend Original Songs

"Pray Anytime" is an original song from the Become Jehovah’s Friend series. It features Sophia (Caleb's sister) in her daily routine. The song teaches us that we can pray anytime and anywhere, and it can be about anything. Below is the lyrics to the song:

Pray Anytime Music Lyrics
Become Jehovah’s Friend - Original Songs

Anytime, anywhere, I can pray,
And Jehovah will hear what I say.
When each morning I wake,
I remember to take
Just a moment to thank him for this day.

For the wonders I find on the way,
In my mind, in my heart, I can pray.
Even when there’s a crowd
And I can’t pray out loud,
Still Jehovah will hear me anyway.

Anytime, anywhere, I can pray,
And Jehovah will hear what I say.
In the night, he will hear;
When I call, he is near.
Anytime, anywhere, I can pray.



Sources: JW.org / JW Broadcasting / Watchtower Bible & Tract Society of Pennsylvania

We Got to Go to Bethel Music Lyrics - Become Jehovah’s Friend Original Songs

Have you visited you local Bethel? "We Got to Go to Bethel" is a song that can remind us of why we should visit the nearest Bethel. Visiting Bethel can help us understand and appreciate the tremendous efforts our brothers and sisters is supporting the advancements of Jehovah's Kingdom. On this song's music video, Caleb and Sophia together with their parents enjoyed their visit at Bethel. Below is the lyrics to the song:

We Got to Go to Bethel Music Lyrics
Become Jehovah’s Friend - Original Songs

We got to go to Bethel,
and I’m really, really glad.
We all said it was the best time
that our fam’ly ever had.
The people there at Bethel
serve Jehovah ev’ry day,
Working hard in serving others,
’cause that’s just the Bethel way.

(CHORUS)
Bethel means the “House of God.”
We call it Bethel,
Because this place is his.
Bethel—
It’s the “House of God.”
To serve Jehovah
Is the best work that there is.

We saw the things they make there—
books and Bibles by the ton,
So the truth about God’s Kingdom
can go out to ev’ryone.
If you can visit Bethel,
you’ll be glad you got to go.
It’s Jehovah’s house of service,
and you’ll see it’s really so.

(CHORUS)
Bethel means the “House of God.”
We call it Bethel,
Because this place is his.
Bethel—
It’s the “House of God.”
To serve Jehovah
Is the best work that there is.

To serve Jehovah
Is the best work that there is.



Sources: JW.org / JW Broadcasting / Watchtower Bible & Tract Society of Pennsylvania

Giving Makes You Happy Music Lyrics - Become Jehovah’s Friend Original Songs

How giving can make us happy? What can I give to make others happy? Who taught us that we should be giving? What are the blessings of being generous? Those questions are answered on this song entitled Giving Makes You Happy. It shows Caleb's efforts to give something to each member of his family. Below is the lyrics to the song:

Giving Makes You Happy Music Lyrics
Become Jehovah’s Friend - Original Songs

Giving makes you happy,
and that’s what Jesus taught;
I like to give to others
whether they give back or not.
I like to see how happy
it makes them when I do;
When I see happy faces,
it makes me happy too.

I like getting presents,
but just like Jesus said,
I’m happier, I know,
if I can give a gift instead.
Sometimes I give a present
of something that I bought,
Or giving help to others—
it doesn’t take a lot.

Giving makes me happy,
I know it’s really true.
A gift can be a small thing,
even things I say or do.
Yes, giving makes me happy,
I know it’s really true,
‘Cause giving is a nice way
of saying, “I love you.”



Sources: JW.org / JW Broadcasting / Watchtower Bible & Tract Society of Pennsylvania