Spanish will be the predominant language at the Macon Coliseum today and next weekend, as Jehovah’s Witnesses hold their annual district convention for Spanish speakers.
The theme of this year’s convention is “Permanezcamos Cerca de Jehova,” which translates as “Remain Close to Jehovah.” The program includes music and speakers on a variety of religious topics.
Today at 1:45 p.m. attendees can see a play titled “Andamos por Fe, no por Vista” (“Walk by Faith and Not by Sight”).
Today’s schedule begins at 9:20 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m., with a break for lunch. The Spanish-language convention continues Friday through June 27 with the same program.
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This is the fifth year Jehovah’s Witnesses have held a Spanish-language convention at the Macon Coliseum.
The denomination has held annual conventions in English at the Coliseum for decades. This year’s English-language convention is scheduled for July 9-11.
Convention spokesman Robert Tirado said he expected up to 5,000 people, many from out of state, at the convention today.