Monday, February 3, 2020

2020 JW Special Conventions (Dates and Locations)

Welcome to the 2020 Special Convention of Jehovah's Witnesses update! (Yeah! Also called as 2020 JW Special Convention.) A lot of us are excited about this, especially those who are planning to attend for the first time. Really, no one can explain the joy of convention and the fun being together with the closest friends you can have!

2020 JW Special Conventions (Dates and Locations)

This year, the organization arranged 8 special conventions in 8 different locations. Below is the list of all locations, arranged according to the convention date:

June 2020: Helsinki | Finland
Program languages: English, Finnish, Finnish Sign Language, Russian and Swedish.
Invited Branches: Armenia, Australasia, Czech-Slovak, Georgia, Greece, Poland, Scandinavia, United States and Venezuela.

July 2020: Prague | Czech Republic
Program languages: Czech, English and Russian.
Invited Branches: Belgium, Central Europe, Finland, Hungary, Korea, Moldova, Netherlands, Peru, and the United States.

July 2020: Zurich | Switzerland
Program languages: English, Swiss German and Italian.
Invited Branches: Australasia, Central Europe, Croatia, France, Italy, Serbia, Taiwan, Trinidad & Tobago, Ukraine and the United States.

August 2020: Asunción | Paraguay
Program languages: English, Spanish, Guarani, Portuguese (Brazil) and Paraguayan Sign Language.
Invited Branches: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Britain, Chile, Japan, Spain and the United States.






November 2020: Santo Domingo | Dominican Republic
Program languages: English, Spanish and Haitian Creole.
Invited Branches: Brazil, Central America, Colombia, Finland, Haiti, Italy, Portugal, Suriname and the United States.

November 2020: Abuja | Nigeria
Program languages: English, Igbo, Pidgin (West Africa) and Yoruba.
Invited Branches: Benin, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Côte dʹIvoire, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Scandinavia, Senegal, and the United States.

December 2020: Lomé | Togo
Program languages: American Sign Language, Ewe, English, and French.
Invited Branches: Burundi, Congo (Kinshasa), Côte dʹIvoire, France, Ghana, Haiti, India, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria, Romania, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa and the United States.

January 2021: Managua | Nicaragua
Program languages: English and Spanish.
Invited Branches: Britain, Central America, Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, Kazakhstan, Peru, United States, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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

Videos from Lisbon, Portugal—2019 “Love Never Fails”! International Convention

The Lisbon, Portugal—2019 “Love Never Fails”! International Convention was the 6th in the 2019 international convention series. It was held on June 28-30, 2019 at Sport Lisboa e Benfica Stadium in Lisbon, Portugal. The program was presented in English, Portuguese (Portugal), Portuguese Sign Language and Spanish. Over 63,000 people attended the convention which includes 5,300 delegates from different countries. During the Saturday program, 451 were baptized.

Sport Lisboa e Benfica Stadium in Lisbon

Invited branches to attend this convention includes Angola, Australasia, Brazil, Canada, Central America, Ghana, India, Mozambique, Senegal, Spain, United States and Venezuela.

Below are some videos from our brothers and sisters who witnessed this beautiful convention:

1. This video shows the experience of a couple on their trip to the International Convention. From the airport, welcoming, field service, evening programs and tours!

Title: Lisbon, Portugal - JW International Convention Video - June 2019
User: Will Zinn

2. Do you want to see some "behind-the-scenes" of the convention? Check this short video.

Title: Congresso Internacional JW Lisboa 2019
User: RUMO AO NOVO MUNDO E.M.G

3. Here is a video of the attendees singing the beautiful song "Give Me Courage" in their language.

Title: Congresso Internacional das Testemunhas de Jeová - Lisboa - 2019 - Cântico: "Jeová, dá-me coragem"
User: Eduardo Marques

4. Here is the whole video showing the entertainment program for all the delegates!

Title: Congresso Internacional Lisboa 2019 | Departamento de Pregação Carnaxide 26 06 2019
User: Joel Almeida

5. The maker of this video compiled some of his pictures taken at the convention.

Title: International Convention of Jehovah's Witnesses - Lisbon - 2019 - Messages from congressmen
User: Eduardo Marques

Thank you brothers and sisters for sharing your videos!

The New World to Come JW Lyrics - JW Broadcasting February 2020

The New World to Come JW Lyrics

The New World to Come JW Lyrics
JW Broadcasting February 2020

VERSE 1
Take a moment now and picture the scene.
Up ahead on the path are what seem to be
Children laughing at play
In a world free of the fears we once faced.
And taking care of this beautiful earth
Are a people that live by our Father's words:
"Until the moon is no more"—
There is the peace we have been waiting for.
We will feel His love
Under the rule of His Son
In the new world to come.

CHORUS
Hope is a fire in our hearts.
Hope is an anchor that holds us firm.
Hope is a light that shines like the sun
As we see ourselves there
In the new world to come.

VERSE 2
Take a moment now and think of a place
By the mountains and rivers or wide open plains.
It's a place to call home.
And now walking in through your front door,
There is someone that you know
Holding out his open arms in hopes
Of a tearful embrace—
Feels like forever since you've been face-to-face.
Even death won't stop
Our God's outstretched love
In the new world to come.

CHORUS
Hope is a fire in our hearts.
Hope is an anchor that holds us firm.
Hope is a light that shines like the sun
As we see ourselves there
In the new world to come.

BRIDGE
And ev'ry word from His mouth
Will do all for which He sent it out.
Jehovah's will for this earth is,
Fulfilling ev'ry living things' last wish.

CHORUS
Hope is a fire in our hearts.
Hope is an an-chor that holds us firm.
Hope is a light that shines like the sun
As we see ourselves there
In the new world to come,
In the new world to come,
In the new world to come,
In the new world to come.
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What to do next?

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

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

JW Broadcasting - February 2020 Updates

Welcome brothers and sisters to another JW broadcasting update! We missed you so much. So many things had happened in the past few months that limit our interaction and updating of this website. But we are back! What else did we miss?

During this month and the past month, we also missed hearing some new songs from JW Broadcasting. It's because December 2019 and January 2020 broadcast were replaced with 147th Gilead Graduation and Annual Meeting 2019, respectively. Both of these videos can be watched at JW.org website.

JW Broadcasting - February 2020 Updates

Now, in case you missed checking on the What's New, here are some picks:

  • First, the Philippines is experiencing a hit from natural calamity, again. This time, it is from the eruption of Taal Volcano in the province of Batangas, Philippines. Over 500 of our brothers were evacuated to safer areas.
  • We are also very happy to know that South Korea gave a special amnesty for the 1,879 conscientious objectors who were recently released from prison. With this amnesty, our released brothers are now free from several civil restrictions like taking exams for nationally recognized licenses.
  • How about a new home? That's what our brothers in Britain experienced at the beginning of 2020. According to our official website, they "began moving into the new Bethel facility located near Chelmsford, Essex. By early March 2020, all of the full-time branch volunteers will be living and working at the new branch office."
  • Puerto Rico was hit by earthquakes too! The first one is a magnitude 6.4, which is followed by hundreds of smaller quakes and aftershocks. After a few days, another magnitude 5.9 rocked the island. Hundreds of our brothers and sisters were displaced. Several Kingdom Halls were also damaged.
  • Lastly, our brothers were also affected by the large bushfire in Australia. There is a significant loss of property and hundreds of our brothers were also evacuated.

We are always praying that Jehovah will give them faith and strength to endure all of these natural calamities.

Now, let's go back to the main topic of this article. Yes, sometimes we missed something; but we're also excited about something. That's the February 2020 broadcast of the JW Broadcasting. What do you think will be featured? What will be the song about? Check these images:

JW Broadcasting - February 2020 Host



(If you can't see the images above, please be patient because they will show up on its proper time. Bookmark this page and check back later.)

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

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

JW Broadcasting - December 2019 Updates

Good day brothers and sisters from all around the earth! Welcome to the December 2019 update of the JW Broadcasting. We're very sorry for not posting an update of the month of November 2019. We were very busy that posting an article became impossible.

JW Broadcasting - December 2019 Updates

JW Broadcasting - December 2019 will be arriving very soon. And before talking about it, let's see what are the things that we might have missed from our official website.
  • For example, we heard a beautiful report that the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures was released in Maya. The release will benefit approximately 762,000 people who speak Maya in Mexico and the United States.
  • We also have a new Bible school facility which was dedicated in Eldoret, Kenya. "This 433-square-meter facility (4,660 sq ft) will host classes for the School for Kingdom Evangelizers (SKE) and the School for Circuit Overseers and Their Wives. At least four SKE classes are expected to graduate annually from the facility." according to our website.
  • The 2019 Service Year Report was also released and it's encouraging to know that we reach the largest baptismal figure in 20 years. Actually, more than 300,000 individuals were baptized as Jehovah’s Witnesses!
  • Aside from that, we also reached a new preaching milestone! Our JW.ORG website's content is now featured in 1,000 languages, including 100 sign languages. Yes, it the most widely translated website in the world and as you know, translation is done by well-trained volunteers from all over the earth.
  • Also last month, the Oktyabrsky District Court of Tomsk sentenced Brother Sergey Klimov to six years in prison.
  • On the other hand, after being prisoned for one month, our two sisters from Nepal—Tirtha Maya Ghale and Pushpa Ghimire, were conditionally released from prison. We are praying for a positive final ruling by the appeals court.
  • There are also reports of multiple earthquakes in the southern part of the Philippines. Four Kingdom Halls and 195 of our brothers’ homes were heavily damaged. Other sustained partial damage. Because of this, many of our brothers are living in tents.
  • Some parts of Japan were also devastated by natural calamities. This time, a typhoon. This typhoon caused rivers to overflow their banks, resulting in heavy regional flooding and damage to our brother's homes. Also in Rwanda, when a heavy rainstorm struck, a 13-year-old daughter of a Witness couple in the Musanze District of the Northern Province was swept away in the floodwaters and died. Also in Spain, two of our brothers who were crossing a bridge on the way home from a congregation meeting died when their car was suddenly swept away by the raging flood.
  • Violence also resulted in the death of our brother in Mexico. He was at work when a stray bullet struck him. Also, on a school shooting in California, the son of one of our sisters, was one of the students killed.
The last items are truly saddening to hear. We are always praying to Jehovah for comfort to all who need it the most. Now back to the topic. What do we expect from the JW Broadcasting - December 2019? To give you an insight, here are some images from the December 2019 broadcast:

JW Broadcasting - December 2019 Host



(If you can't see the images above, please be patient because they will show up on its proper time. Bookmark this page and check back later.)

By the way, the upcoming broadcast might be "JW Broadcasting—December 2019: 147th Gilead Graduation". They usually release Gilead Graduations on June and December. That means we will have another episode of "The Inside Story". Stay tuned!

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

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Jehovah’s Always by Our Side Music Lyrics - JW Broadcasting November 2019

Jehovah’s Always by Our Side Music Lyrics - JW Broadcasting November 2019

Jehovah’s Always by Our Side Music Lyrics
JW Broadcasting - November 2019

(VERSE 1)
At times, I felt scared inside,
Only looking for a place to hide.
The world made me feel different.
Now I hold my head up high.
He said he’d be my confidence,
That he’d come to my defense.
His love I can’t deny,

(CHORUS)
’Cause he gave me
Courage when I was feeling weak,
Courage when I could not speak,
Courage in my darkest night,
Courage to stand up tall,
Courage to face it all,
Courage to trust him with my life.
Jehovah’s always by my side.
He walks with me
To help me see
His ways are always right.
He’ll take my hand,
Help me understand
It’s worth the sacrifice.

(VERSE 2)
You are not alone.
Even far away from home,
He’ll be your guide.
He will pick you up
Even when you think you’ve had enough
And make you strong and wise,

(CHORUS)
’Cause he’ll give you
Courage when you are feeling weak,
Courage when you cannot speak,
Courage in your darkest nights,
Courage to stand up tall,
Courage to face it all,
Courage to trust him with your life.
Jehovah’s always by our side—
Always, always.
Jehovah’s always by our side.

He walks with you and me
To help us see
His ways are always right.
Jehovah’s always by our side.
He’ll take our hand,
Help us understand
It’s worth the sacrifice.

(CHORUS)
He gave me
Courage when I was feeling weak,
Courage when I could not speak,
Courage in my darkest night,
Courage to stand up tall,
Courage to face it all,
Courage to trust him with my life.
Jehovah’s always by our side—
Always, always.
Jehovah’s always by our side—
Always, always.
Jehovah’s always by our side.
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What to do next?

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

Monday, October 7, 2019

"Fight the Fine Fight of the Faith" Music Lyrics - JW Broadcasting October 2019

"Fight the Fine Fight of the Faith" Music Lyrics - JW Broadcasting October 2019

"Fight the Fine Fight of the Faith" Music Lyrics
JW Broadcasting - October 2019

(VERSE 1)
Some days I feel I've had enough.
The war in my mind can get so tough.
There's days I feel there's no way out.
In a flood of tears, I'm sinking down.

(PRE-CHORUS)
In my despair, he sees me through.
When I am crushed, I know just what to do.
I need his words of truth.
I can hear Jehovah saying:

(CHORUS)
'Just a little while longer,
And I will wipe out ev'ry tear.
'Just a little while longer,
The new world is in sight.
'Just keep on holding tight.
'I'll help you win this fight—
Fight.
I'll help you win this fight.'

(VERSE 2)
Reading his Word gives me the power.
When storms in life come, he's my strong Tower.

(PRE-CHORUS)
In my despair, he pulls me through.
When I am down, I know just what to do.
I need his words of truth.
I can hear Jehovah saying:

(CHORUS)
'Just a little while longer,
And I will wipe out ev'ry tear.
'Just a little while longer,
The new world is in sight.
'Just keep on holding tight.
'I'll help you win this fight—
Fight.
'I'll help you win this fight.
I'll help you win this fight.
I'll help you win this fight.'

(BRIDGE)
'I'll help you win this fight,
Help you win this fight,
Help you win this fight.'

(CHORUS)
'Just a little while longer,
And I will wipe out ev'ry tear.
'Just a little while longer,
The new world is in sight.
Just keep on holding tight.
I'll help you win this fight.'
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What to do next?

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